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06 Dec, 2017
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates
PsychOz Publications, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.0 hours CPD.
Janet A. Courtney, PhD, LCSW, is founder of FirstPlay Therapy® and an adjunct professor at Barry University School of Social Work, Miami Shores, FL. She is a Registered Play Therapy- Supervisor, TEDx speaker, a StoryPlay® facilitator, and is past President of the Florida Association for Play Therapy. She has publications in the International Journal of Play Therapy, the American Journal of Art Therapy, and the Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture, and is a contributing author for the chapter, Touching Autism through Developmental Play Therapy, in the book, Play-based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Courtney also has a book coming out in Spring, 2017, Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy: An Ethical and Clinical Guide.
She offers a certification in FirstPlay Therapy® (including FirstPlay® Infant Massage Storytelling). She has been invited to speak nationally and internationally including the Cayman Islands, England, Ireland, Morocco, Russia and the Ukraine. She specializes in infant mental health, attachment, and trauma related issues. Dr. Courtney’s new form of Kinesthetic Storytelling® can be found in her children’s book, The Magic Rainbow. Visit her website at www.FirstPlayTherapy.com for more information.
Financial: Janet Courtney is founder of FirstPlay™ Therapy. She is in private practice and an adjunct professor at Barry University. Dr. Courtney receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Janet Courtney is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)
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- Administer at least 10 “mediating factors” related to touch and how they interrelate to determine best practice interventions.
- Explore the varied play therapy models that use touch as an intervention.
- Characterize at least seven interventions to educate children regarding safe touch boundaries and body awareness.
- Determine 10 recommended clinical and ethical touch guidelines in child counseling and play therapy practice.
- Propose why increasing professional touch awareness is crucial to an individual’s professional development especially when working with abused children.
- Intervene to educate parents and caretakers about the neurobiology of touch and its relationship to attachment and self-regulation.
- Specify at least three play therapy touch educator interventions that assist children setting personal space boundaries.
Breaking down the Touch Controversy
- Why the problem with touch & children?
- Touch with children vs adults
- “No touch” policies—More harm than good?
- Touch and your code of ethics
- Male vs female practitioner liability
- Examining the “slippery slope” argument
- Current research
Neurobiology of Touch
- Oxytocin—the “calming & connectivity” hormone
- Cortisol & hurtful or stressful touch
- Parasympathetic nervous system (PNS)
- C-tactile fibers—Emotional touch
- Sensory mirror neurons – develop empathy and interconnectivity
Assessing Mediating Factors of Touch
- Types of touch: child initiated, practitioner initiated, task-oriented, referential…
- Child’s age, gender, diagnosis
- Theoretical approach
- Cultural, religion, and more…
Case Examples/Ethical Dilemmas - Respond, Intervene & Set Safe Boundaries in Clinics/Classrooms
- Recommendations for working with physically & sexually abused children—attunement/ proximity/cues
- Alternatives to physical restraint – interventions for physically aggressive kids/teens
- Skills for working with children diagnosed with autism, reactive attachment disorder, ADHD (attunement/proximity/cues)
- Child Restraint—informed consent sample
- Managing inappropriate touching by the child
- Developmental differences: infants, children, teens
Play Therapy & Assessments - Touch as an Intervention
- Developmental play therapy—touch and attachment disorders
- DIR/floortime and children with autism
- FirstPlay®--facilitating corrective (and preventive) experiences of touch between infants and parents
- Touch in animal assisted therapy
- Peer-to-peer massage in schools
- Touch in groups: dance & movement/bereavement/play therapy
- Case Examples
Lab Experiential—Growing Professional Self-Awareness
- Knowing your own proximity space boundaries & comfort
- Side hugs & acceptable touch alternatives
- Practice setting appropriate boundaries with children
- Professional touch survey small group discussion
- Practice boundary setting interventions—through mock demonstrations
Become a “Touch Educator” with Creative Play-Based Interventions
- “Captain May I”
- ‘Red Light, Green Light’
- Hula hoop Personal Space
- “My No Touch Square!” chant activity
- Creating safe boundaries in the sandtray & clay
- Case study examples to apply to practice
Growing Ethical Competency in Touch
- Aristotle’s “Practical Wisdom”
- 5 core competencies in touch
- Clinical & ethical touch guidelines
- Liability risk management— informed consent
Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Play Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals
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