Anger and aggressive behavior are common reasons for referral to play therapy. They are linked to boundary violations and therefore can actually be violent or be confused for violence.
Cultural differences such as gender and race shape the messages we receive about anger and aggression. For instance, in general, girls are not given the same permission to feel and express anger. Also, depending on race, professionals may some children more negatively than other children for the same aggressive behavior.
This workshop offers an evidence-based exploration of play therapy interventions to help facilitate healthy expressions of anger. We will also explore our own childhood messages related to anger and aggression that may be getting in the way of seeing the positive intent behind the behavior. We will practice seeing the positive intent and reframing the behavior. We will also look at ways to discuss the relationship between boundaries and anger with clients, caretakers, and families. Finally, the presenter will discuss healthy boundary setting in play therapy.
Presenter: Emily Keller, PhD, RPT-S
Date: July 16, 2021
Time: 9 AM to 12 PM, PST
Early Registration: $72, by July 2
Registration: $90, after July 2
Contact CE Hours: 3 (APT)
Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been
approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours
Audience: Play Therapists and other mental health workers working with children
Level: Beginner & Intermediate
- LIst three play therapy interventions for children presenting with anger/aggression
- Describe a play therapy activity that can help highlight the benefits of aggressive energy
- Explain the importance of setting boundaries in play therapy
Policies: For detailed information about the refund/cancellation policy; instructor credentials; CE credits; and information about any portion of the program that is not eligible for CE credits, click here.
Dr. Keller and her husband of 21 years live in Livermore, CA, where they care for their four boys.
Livermore, CA 94551-2146
|Early Registration Fee||$ 72.00|