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Attachment Focused Play Therapy: Theraplay® Techniques to Transform Your Most Challenging, Resistant & Dysregulated Children
Attachment Focused Play Therapy: Theraplay® Techniques to Transform Your Most Challenging, Resistant & Dysregulated Children

Where:   BOISE, ID

When:  Monday, October 28, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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$249.99
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BEST WESTERN PLUS VISTA INN AT THE AIRPORT
2645 AIRPORT WAY
BOISE, ID 83705
Phone:  208-336-8100
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Course Description:

Are you at a loss with how to work with children who don’t respond to traditional treatment? Have you already tried behavioral approaches, CBT, praise, sticker charts, consequences, coping skills and just about everything else? If what you have been doing isn’t working – it’s time to try Theraplay and get to the root of the issue. The playful, fun interventions are engaging and effective, revealing how children really feel about themselves and allowing for self-expression in a safe and age appropriate manner.

Theraplay reaches your most resistant, dysregulated and hard to manage children and rapidly transforms them into calmer, more cooperative kids so you can get the important therapeutic work done! You can create an atmosphere where children are happy to come to therapy and become quickly and fully engaged in the therapeutic process. By using the natural patterns of playful, healthy interactions between parent and child you will:
  • Strengthen attachment
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Create joyful engagement
  • Build trust in others
Theraplay also involves parents in an immediate and positive way, giving them experiences of success and pride in their children while repairing broken relationships. With the child, the parent and you, the therapist, all on the same team, you have a winning combination for positive and lasting change. Theraplay works where most other approaches fail.

Attend this experiential seminar and learn evidence-based activities to break through resistance and harness the power of the child-parent relationship to make rapid and dramatic changes. Take home strategies that will immediately transform children from aggressive and uncooperative to focused and relaxed.

End the frustration … Register today and reach kids with Theraplay! Appropriate for children of all ages from infants through teenagers.
Objectives:
  1. Establish the purpose of each of the four Dimensions of Relationship to improve treatment outcomes.
  2. Assess behavior to determine which of the four dimensions a child needs help with to best inform your choice of treatment interventions.
  3. Implement one activity from each dimension to improve client engagement.
  4. Explore interventions that focus and calm an overactive/chaotic child in a clinical setting.
  5. Recommend interventions that turn a child’s resistance into cooperation and can be put to practical use in-session.
  6. Utilize techniques to effectively capture a child’s attention in-session.
  7. Specify methods for reengaging an angry/discouraged parent to improve child’s level of functioning.
OUTLINE

Theraplay/Overview
  • Look at problematic behavior through a new lens
  • Respond to the emotional needs underneath the behaviors
  • Address behavioral problems, gain connection and cooperation
  • Build and enhance attachment, self-esteem, trust & engagement
  • Build a positive parent/child relationship
  • Build relationships from the inside out
  • Assess for needs of structure, engagement, nurture & challenge
Relationship Building Interactions That Really Work for Children with:
  • Aggressive/defiant behavior
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Shame
  • Trauma/Abuse/Neglect
  • Attachment disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Low self-esteem
  • Withdrawn behavior
  • Hyperactivity
Building Structure for the Overactive Child
  • Decrease arguments and gain cooperation using playful strategies
  • Help children feel calmer using movement & touch
  • Organize a chaotic child through the use of rhythm and voice tone
  • Help child stay focused by eliminating distractions
  • Video case example: Transformation from a disruptive, controlling, intense child to a very cooperative child
Engaging the Disconnected Child
  • Capture and keep a child’s attention
  • Make sense of non-verbal communication & get kids talking
  • Turn passivity into cooperation by accepting
  • Create and solidify connection by fostering moments of joy
  • Increase empathy through eye contact, touch and turn taking
  • Video case example: Watch an angry, rejecting 13 year old child turn into a giggling, enthusiastic participant
Nurturing Self-Worth for the Insecure Child
  • Strengthen the parent-child attachment
  • Tend to the child’s underlying needs
  • Increase self-esteem and make a child feel unique
  • Prevent outbursts & trauma-based aggression with calming & soothing activities
  • Video case example: Witness a severely neglected, dysregulated 4 year old relax and feel open to her parents care
Building Confidence in the Child with Low Self Esteem
  • Techniques that allow the child to feel accomplished
  • Activities to make a child feel proud and admired
  • Experiences that allow child to feel comfortable taking appropriate risk
  • Develop resilience
  • Video case example: Watch as a 16 year old with low self-esteem shifts to feeling strong, proud and confident
Special Populations/Circumstances
  • Complex trauma
  • Foster care
  • Abuse & neglect
Limitations of the Research and Potential Risks
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech-Language Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

ANDREA BUSHALA, LCSW

Andrea Bushala, LCSW, is a Certified Theraplay® Therapist, Trainer and Supervisor. Andrea has been with the Theraplay Institute since 2012, where she presents and trains around the world. Prior to joining the Theraplay Institute, Andrea worked at a community mental health clinic focusing on children and young adults experiencing anxiety and depression. Additionally, she has experience in the public-school system providing individual and group therapy for children ages 2-6.

In her clinical work, Andrea uses a strength-based perspective, incorporating the learnings of trauma and attachment theory to help families optimize relationships and their sense of connection. She uses Theraplay in dyadic work, in groups and in school settings, and believes that her love of Theraplay informs her clinical work more than any other modality. In her private practice Andrea combines Theraplay with Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Narrative Therapy, Bibliotherapy, sand tray and art therapy.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Arizona Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

Idaho Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

Nevada Counselors: This program has been submitted to the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists for review. Credit is pending.

Oregon Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists: This program has been submitted to the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists for review. Credit is pending.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Arizona Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes continuing competence activities that have been approved by any state PT association or national medical/health care association (e.g., AOTA, ASHA). This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.

Nevada Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This course has been submitted to the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy for review.

Utah Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants: DOPL does not pre-approve CE courses. This course meets the continuing education requirements of the Utah Physical Therapy Practice Act Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to DOPL if requested. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Psychologists
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This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

California Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the CPA OPD to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PES010. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Speech-Language Pathologists
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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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