Building Playful Connections: Teaching Healthy Behavior Through Principles Based in Theraplay®
Event Date: 07/08/2021
Event Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Event Type: Live Virtual
Total CE Credits: 1.0
Clinical Hours: 1.0
General Admission: $0 CE Cost: $10
Do you ever feel like you find yourself yelling at your children too often? Do you find it hard to make special, connected moments with them due to behavior issues or difficult past experiences? Do you feel that despite doing everything “right,” your foster/adopted child still resists closeness and trust? Join us for this webinar that will teach you how to begin using Theraplay activities TODAY.
IMPORTANT: This will be an interactive webinar, so bring a partner to practice with at home -- bonus points if your partner is a small person under 18!!
About Theraplay: Theraplay is structured play therapy for children and their parents designed to help fix these problems. Its goal is to improve attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. The sessions are fun, physical, personal, and interactive. Children have been referred for Theraplay for a wide variety of problems including depressed behavior, hyperactivity, aggressive behavior, tantrums, social skills, learning disabilities, and developmental delays. Because of its focus on attachment and relationship building, Theraplay has been used for many years with foster and adoptive families.
Emily Patterson, LICSW, PIP
|Emily Patterson is a licensed clinical social worker with 15 years of experience working with children and adults across the entire lifespan. Emily has been a family advocate with Children’s Aid Society of Alabama in the Alabama Pre/Post Adoption Connections program for five years in the Mobile area and has had the pleasure of walking alongside adoptive families during their pre-adoption and post-adoption journeys. Emily also opened her own private counseling practice in 2020 with a focus on attachment-focused play therapy for children and adolescents. Emily is an Alabama native currently residing in Fairhope, Alabama, and is a mother of two daughters.|
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