- Presented by Cathy A. Malchiodi, PhD, ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT, REAT, Registration closes end of day Wednesday, May 30, 2018
June 2, 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
BC Play Therapy Association holds workshops throughout the year to help advance the education of Play Therapy Practitioners and related professions. These usually revolve around a specialized speaker teaching a subject of importance to the advancement of play therapy as a therapeutic practice.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Cathy A. Malchiodi, PhD, ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT, REAT, is an art therapist, expressive arts therapist and clinical mental health counsellor as well as a recognized authority on art therapy with children, adults, and families. She has given more than 400 presentations on art therapy and has published numerous articles, chapters, and books, including What to Do When Children Clam Up in Psychotherapy, Understanding Children’s Drawings, Handbook of Art Therapy (2nd ed.), Trauma-Informed Practices with Children and Adolescents, Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachment Problems, and Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children (2nd ed.). Cathy is a visiting professor at universities in the United States and internationally and is the founder and executive director of Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute. She has worked with a variety of community, national and international agencies, particularly on the use of expressive arts therapy for trauma-informed intervention, disaster relief, mental health, medical illness, and prevention. Cathy has served on the boards of many professional organizations including the American Counseling Association, Art Therapy Without Borders, American Art Therapy Association, and Association for Humanistic Counseling. A passionate advocate for the role of the arts in health, art therapy and expressive arts, she also is a blogger for Psychology Today with a readership of over 4 million.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
This one-day hands-on workshop teaches the foundations of trauma-informed practice and the seven concepts involved in trauma-informed expressive arts therapy and play therapy including neurodevelopment, safety, self-regulation, somatic approaches, cultural sensitivity and resilience-building. The emphasis is on applications of expressive arts therapies and creative interventions in self-regulation and establishing safety, resilience building and posttraumatic growth, and establishing and supporting healthy attachment. Participants will learn a variety of evidence-based activities to apply in trauma-informed, resiliency-building work children, adolescents, and families and engage in creative writing and simple expressive arts activities; by the end of the workshop, play therapists will have a practical foundation in trauma-informed expressive arts and leave with a variety of resources on creative approaches to apply in their work.
- Be able to define at least 5 components of trauma-informed expressive arts and play therapy with children;
- Define at least 3 ways play therapy is a trauma-informed approach;
- Identify at least 2 expressive arts and play-based approaches to establish safety and self-regulation;
- Define how neurodevelopment is relevant to expressive arts and play therapy interventions and how to apply it to practice;
- Define the Expressive Therapies Continuum as it relates to expressive arts therapy and play therapy practice;
- Define at least 4 characteristics of resilient children in play therapy practice;
- Identify at least 2 expressive arts and play therapy interventions to support resilience.
This workshop is open to all therapists currently working with children using a play therapy model.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Play therapists, family therapists, psychologists, social workers, school counsellors, and other mental health professionals working with children, adolescents and families will benefit from this training. The workshop is designed for mental health professionals who already have basic play therapy training.
AGM will take place during the lunch break. Only register for the AGM if you are not going to be attending the workshop but wish to attend the AGM.
Venue: Vancouver Island University, 900 Fifth St., Nanaimo, BC
Venue Website: https://www.viu.ca/Address:
Building 300, Room 401 – Royal Arbutus Room