We have been given an exciting opportunity to speak at the monthly meeting of the Central Florida Play Therapy Association. The meeting will be held at the YMCA Crosby Center located in Winter Park. The topic being discussed is:
“Utilizing Play Therapy with Self-Harming Clients”
by Heidi Jackson, MA, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
This presentation focuses upon the utilization of Play Therapy techniques (sandtray, art, music, and bibliotherapy) when counseling clients with eating disorders and/or self-harming issues. Statistically these mental health issues, which have the risk of generating severe medical complications to the extent of death, have dramatically increased throughout the past decade. Join with us as we explore the neurology behind the importance of utilizing each of these therapeutic approaches, gain insight into facts vs. myths when working with these populations, discover a variety of ways to apply each of these facets of play therapy to foster growth and healing, and receive valuable community resources available to assist individuals and families coping with these issues.
- Gain insight from a neurological perspective into the importance of incorporating therapeutic play techniques when working with individuals and families struggling with the issues of eating disorders and self-harm.
- Learn some of the common misperceptions (facts vs. myths) regarding these populations.
- Generate ideas from examples given as to how to incorporate therapeutic play techniques with your clients and receive valuable resources for community assistance available in the local area.
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
12:30 – 12:50 pm Registration, Networking*
12:50 – 01:00 pm Announcements, Introductions
01:00 – 02:00 pm Presentation