In this workshop, participants will learn how to identify and recognize the characteristics of traumatic grief in children and their caregivers. This workshop includes a focus on the relationship between children and their caregivers as well as the relationship between the family and the therapist. Participants will be introduced to the GREEN care and ATTEND models and learn how to integrate both with play therapy theories. Participants will leave with a variety of play therapy interventions designed to facilitate posttraumatic growth related to traumatic grief.
- Identify and recognize three characteristics of traumatic grief in children, adults and in parent/child relationships.
- Analyze the three primary areas of the Green Care Model and the application of each one in play therapy theory and interventions.
- Apply the six components of the ATTEND Model to practice self-regulation, attunement and connection of the play therapist with their clients during play therapy sessions related to traumatic grief.
- Identify and practice at least three play therapy interventions related to “being with” grief for emotional identification and awareness.
- Identify and practice at least three play therapy interventions related to “doing with” traumatic grief in order to maintain the connection with your loved one and facilitate post-traumatic growth.
- Identify and practice at least three play therapy interventions related to “surrendering to” traumatic grief and increasing distress tolerance and acceptance of feelings.
TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION FOR PLAY THERAPY
Love Blooms was more than just a training, it was a wonderful experiential training focused on our internal growth as well how to support traumatic grief work with clients. Jen Taylor and Bree Conklin are a dynamic duo!! A big thank you to all the participants who allowed themselves to be vulnerable.
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