Preview: Healing Wounded Hearts: Attachment Centered Play Therapy By: Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S
Course Credit: 3 CE Hours
Approved for NBCC and APT
No matter how old your child is, as a parent in this complicated modern world, you may sometimes wonder how to strike a healthy balance in your relationship. Are you too strict or too lenient? Too close or too distant? Do you sometimes want to be your child’s friend and struggle to say no? Or, do you find it difficult to connect with your child at all?
Each person develops a particular form of attachment to his or her early caregivers, and that attachment style impacts relationships through adulthood. In this course, parents can learn more about how attachment works and gain clarity about how family histories, trauma, abuse and neglect can influence the bonds between siblings, parents, children and more. And, you can learn about how attachment centered play therapy techniques can heal wounds, allow for healthy boundaries and create harmony in your family system.
- Participants will learn how attachment theory applies to play therapy and to view family systems through the lens of attachment.
- Participants will be able to conceptualize attachment patterns that impact modern parent-child relationships.
- Participant will learn skills in becoming more competent and confident in engaging parents in family play therapy.
- Participants will learn effective evidence-based play therapy techniques that can be used immediately with their client populations.