The Los Angeles Chapter of The California Association for Play Therapy Presents
LEGO® of Those Trauma Reactions: Using Healing Narratives & Play Therapy with Adolescents
Althea T. Simpson, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S
Saturday, 8/6/22 – 9:00am-4:30pm PST
6 CEs In Person
Location: 150 N. El Molino Pasadena, CA 91101
Using narratives in play therapy with adolescents can help them heal from their trauma experiences. Integrating healing narratives and LEGO® bricks as a play therapy intervention provides an opportunity for adolescents to process and reconnect to primary emotions from which they disconnected as a result of developmental trauma. This play therapy workshop will help play therapists guide adolescents to link events, trauma reactions and feelings. Legos® will be provided for use during the workshop.
Althea T. Simpson, MBA, LCSW, is the founder of Brighter Day Therapeutic Solutions, Black Play Therapy Society, and Unicorn Life Training. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator. Althea has a passion for helping children, adolescents, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds and dealing with a range of concerns go from “Hurt to Healed.” She specializes in trauma recovery and has an active psychotherapy practice in Woodbridge, Virginia.
- Examine trauma and its effect on adolescents receiving play therapy treatment.
- Identify barriers to trauma focused play therapy treatment with adolescents.
- Discuss the importance of integrating techniques that enable clients to modulate their emotions as part of the play therapy therapeutic process.
- Explain adolescent adaptive functioning and interventions to use in play therapy to help adolescents restore normal development.
- Apply the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method as an experiential tool to use in play therapy treatment to address symptoms related to adolescent trauma experiences.
- Demonstrate the use of Healing Narratives and LEGO® into trauma focused play therapy as a method of guiding adolescents towards healing and personal development.
- Discuss the importance of self-reflection and self-care for mental health professionals providing play therapy treatment to adolescents with a history of trauma.
9:00am – 9:30am: Explore the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method
9:30am – 10:30am: Explore Adolescent Trauma and Play Therapy Techniques
10:30am – 10:45am: Break
10:45am – 12:00pm: Discuss Modulating Emotions and Effective Trauma Interventions
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm – 2:30pm: Demonstrating Healing Narratives
2:30pm – 2:45pm: Break
2:45pm – 3:45pm: Practicing LEGO®-based Interventions to Use with Adolescent Trauma
3:45pm – 4:15pm: Discussing Play Therapist Self-Care Using LEGO® bricks
4:15pm – 4:30pm: Q&A
Continuing Education: This workshop meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit per day for Psychologists, MFTs & LCSWs and LPCC’s. The California Association for Play Therapy (CALAPT) is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy (APT Approved Provider # 00-094). The California Association for Play Therapy is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Psychologists may receive 6 hours of continuing education credit for this workshop. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes APA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs, MFTs and LPCCs. The California Association for Play Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. NO CREDIT FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE.
Who Should Attend: Social Workers, Marriage, Family & Child Therapists, School Counselors, and Psychologists.
Instructional Level: Intermediate – requires an understanding of the fundamental principles of play therapy
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