Basic Principles of Drama Therapy for Play Therapists
There is an overlap between the expressive therapies of play and drama. Very often, play therapists are utilizing dramatic play such as role-playing, pretend play, and physical play with children. This workshop will provide a framework for understanding the basic underpinnings of drama therapy, especially as it relates to (and informs) play therapy. The presenters will provide a number of ideas for engaging families in dramatic play that includes mirroring, movement, and creative imagination, and you will be encouraged to try out these activities in order to deepen their potential for therapeutic use. A brief didactic presentation will inform you about the long tradition and history of drama therapy and applications with different populations and problems. This workshop is highly experiential and active.
Learning Objectives: After successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- List three principles of drama therapy which resonates with play therapy;
- Define the term drama therapy and pinpoint the most relevant foundational principle;
- List three drama therapy techniques that can be used with children and families.
3 APT Non-Contact CE | Play Therapy Skills & Methods, Play Therapy Special Topics
This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar."
About our presenters: Teresa Dias, LPC, Registered Play Therapist™ has an undergraduate degree in expressive therapies from Lesley University in MA where she also earned her master's degree in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in drama therapy. She is a licensed mental health counselor in MA (LMHC) and Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia (LPC). She pursued additional training in play therapy and is a registered play therapist™ (RPT™). Her work experience has been both with children, families, and adults. She worked with Eliot Community Human Services in their outpatient clinic, with at-risk youth and their families. Also through Eliot, she was placed in several k-8 public schools and provided school-based play therapy. Most recently, she worked with Ellenhorn, a private community integration program for adults with mental illness. Throughout these work settings, she has prioritized expressive therapies, such as art, sand, and drama therapy and worked with children and adults with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. Teresa also has a special interest in attachment theory and promoting healthy parent-child attachment and towards that end became a certified Circle of Security Parent Educator, as well as a Theraplay level 1 practitioner. Both techniques promote responsive attunement between children and their caregivers.
Eliana Gil, PhD, LMFT, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™, ATR is a Founding Partner of Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery & Education, LLC, a group private practice in Fairfax, Virginia. She is currently semi-retired and resides in Florida where she provides consulting, supervision, and parent coaching on-line. In addition, Dr. Gil sponsors the Mid-Atlantic Play Therapy Institute in VA in the spring, and she provides several trainings during the year through Starbright Training Institute in Virginia. She is an Approved MFT Supervisor as well as a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor and Registered Art Therapist. She is also a Circle of Security Certified Parenting Educator, a Level II Theraplay provider, and participated and completed a two-year individual certification process with Dr. Bruce Perry. In the last two decades Eliana has directed two child sexual abuse treatment programs in Northern Virginia (Inova Kellar Center and Childhelp Children’s Center of Virginia) and she has worked in the field of child abuse prevention and treatment for the last forty-nine years. She is a licensed Marriage, Family, Child Counselor who received her doctorate in family therapy from the California Graduate School of Family Psychology in San Rafael, California. She is also a former President of the Association for Play Therapy and received APT’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.
NEAPT Members $50; Guests $60 | Limited to 50 participants
VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting. Participants will be awarded NON-CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test. Participants must be visible throughout the presentation. This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar."
NEAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 02-123. NEAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph (screen shot), video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote NEAPT.
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than November 15, 2022. Cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested. No refunds or partial refunds after November 15, 2022.
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