Grief and traumatic loss are on the rise as society grapples with the ongoing impacts of the pandemic and pandemic-related losses. Despite the natural occurrence of grief, clinicians wrestle with treating the nuanced and pervasive effects of grief, especially disenfranchised, traumatic, and non-death grief. In this workshop, attendees will conceptualize complex grief through a GPT lens with specific play therapy interventions for making contact and integrating split-off parts, emotions, and experiences. Attendees will specifically work with unfinished business and identify family play therapy interventions that support the whole child holistically.
- Differentiate between types of losses (i.e., death vs. non-death; disenfranchised; complicated) that are present in the playroom
- Identify play themes and play behaviors consistent in grieving children.
- Discuss the foundational principles of Gestalt Play Therapy and unfinished business through a GPT lens.
- Identify play therapy methods for healing disrupted contact patterns to increase emotional awareness and processing.
- Identify and practice family play therapy engagements to improve attachment with caregivers from a GPT lens.
Cancellation requests must occur at least 14 days before the training event for a full refund. Cancellation requests with less than 14 days’ notice will not be honored. 100% attendance is required to earn CE credit.
|Early bird registration (ends 8/15)||$ 140.00|