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Solution-Focused Play Therapy with Children & Families: Co-Creating Change



Creative Tools for Effective Therapy with Children and Families

Many therapists struggle with how to include children in family sessions using traditional “talk-based” family therapy techniques.  Because younger children have less developed verbal skills and shorter attention spans, strictly talk-based therapy approaches tend not to effectively engage them or allow their voices to be heard. Using play activities and toys as conversational tools forms an ideal bridge for therapists to work with children and families together and provides a method to harness the full power of family therapy with young children.

Learn the basic tenets and techniques of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and its application to children. Through video, demonstration, discussion, and hands-on practice, you will learn about collaborative goal setting, scaling techniques, and preferred future activities. This recording will present strategies for applying creative activities to family therapy sessions and provide specific examples and demonstrations of utilizing Solution-Focused Play Therapy techniques in therapy with children.


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Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.5
Faculty:
Pamela King
Duration:
5 Hours 11 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
22 Feb, 2018
Product Code:
POS020729
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.

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Faculty

Pamela King Related seminars and products: 1

LMFT


Pamela King, LMFT, is an enthusiastic and experienced solution-focused practitioner, international speaker, author, and trainer. She has over 25 years of experience in numerous settings including domestic violence treatment programs, public schools, as adjunct university faculty, and in private practice. Pam has designed and implemented innovative solution-focused play treatment programs with children and families, and she has specialized training in EMDR, family violence, and life and business coaching. She is a recipient of the Steve de Shazer Memorial Award for Innovations in Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

Pam earned a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts and a master’s degree in Family and Human Development from Utah State University. She is the author of Tools for Effective Therapy with Children and Families: A Solution-Focused Approach, published by Routledge.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Pamela King maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium for PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Pamela King is a member of the Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.


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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Objectives

  1. Describe the rationale for integrating Play Therapy activities into Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) into clinical practice
  2. Explain the utility of SFBT techniques with children and families as it relates to case conceptualization
  3. Analyze scaling and preferred future questions with child clients through video, role-play, discussion, and practice
  4. Describe clinical intervention strategies to incorporate parents and caregivers into play therpay activites to improve client engagement
  5. Apply Solution-Focused Play Therapy techniques in-session with children who have experienced trauma
  6. Demonstrate multi-sensory therapeutic activities in clinical small group practice

Outline

EXPERIENTIAL ACTIVITY: IDENTIFYING A PREFERRED FUTURE

THERAPEUTIC ASSUMPTIONS

  • Solution-focused play therapy
  • Role of the toy, the play, and the parent
  • Language and how it impacts therapeutic success
  • Video clip: First Five Minutes

SFBT TENETS FOR PLAY THERAPY

  • Exception finding questions
    • How to discover exceptions from child, parents, teachers, pets, and others
    • Activity
  • Pre-session change
  • Focus on a problem-free future
    • Miracle play
    • Do the miracle: importance of role-play
    • Wishes, magic, and other imaginative adaptations
    • Video clip: 3 Wishes
  • Doing what works
  • Collaborative stance
    • Integrating child’s goals and parents’ goals
    • Video clip: Mom and Son Make a Plan
  • Therapy is based on client’s goals and expertise

UTILITY OF SCALING

  • Scaling essentials
    • Following the child’s lead-art examples
    • Future talk and metaphor
    • Scaling in action
  • Scaling tools
    • Demonstrate scaling toys and activities
    • Video demonstration of scaling
    • Multi-participant scaling

SCALING PRACTICE

TRAUMA STRATEGIES

  • Multi-sensory strategies for flashbacks and triggers
  • Use of scaling with traumatic events
  • Coping
    • I sort of want to live
    • Details of a less crappy day

CASE EXAMPLES AND RESOURCES

Target Audience

  • Play Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Educators
  • Case Managers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

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