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Play Therapy with Grieving Children

Play Therapy with Grieving Children

 

Online Webinar

 

Saturday, March 20, 2021

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, ET

6 CEU’s for $69

Presented by: Hilda R. Glazer, ED. D., LPCC-S, RPT-S

 

 

Description:

Grieving children both in private practice and in the school setting present some unique challenges to the therapist.  Play Therapy and group therapy provide appropriate models for these children.  Identifying symptoms of grief and developing appropriate interventions for these children is the focus of this presentation.  Case examples of both school-based groups and individual interventions will be presented.   Issues of working with caretakers will also be discussed.

Play therapy is an appropriate intervention for grieving children. Often the child is seen as not grieving and the parent or caretaker is often unable to relate to the needs of the child as he or she is dealing with his or her own grief and loss issues. There are primary and secondary losses. Within the school, this child may have difficulty completing or focusing on tasks and may be disruptive or may move from a disruptive child to a quiet child.  Either may signify psychological distress.   Thus the play therapist can provide a safe place for the child to express and process grief and change.  The attitude of acceptance of the child without evaluation is a significant part of this process.  This is true for traumatic grief as well.  Given the basic assumption that play is the child’s language, the toys become the vehicle for exploring the loss and processing the impact of the loss on the life of the child. Through the group process, children can share and process grief.  They may also find that they are not the only ones with this experience which may reduce concerns about their own reactions.  Both group play therapy and expressive therapy techniques are useful with this population.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to describe the symptoms of grieving children.
  2. Participants will be able to describe crisis and trauma and their impact on children.
  3. Participants will be able to list the myths of childhood grief.
  4. Participants will be able to describe grief from a developmental perspective.
  5. Participants will be able to describe some of the play related behaviors of grieving children.
  6. Participants will be able to describe at least two assessment techniques for grieving children.
  7. Participants will be able to list at least three treatment goals for grieving.
  8. Participants will be able to list at least three interventions with grieving children.

 

For MPTI’s Cancellation Policy, Grievance Policy, and Accommodations Procedures, Click Here

 

6.0 Hours of continuing education credit will be available to those present for the entire presentation. APT Approved Provider 15-422. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event is pending approval by APT for 6 CONTACT CE Hours.

Documentation in Play Therapy

Documentation in Play Therapy
Dotting the I’s, Crossing the T’s

 

Online Webinar

 

Saturday, February 20, 2020

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, ET

6 CEU’s for $69

Presented by: Dr. Brian L. Bethel, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LCDC III, RPT-S

 

 

Training Description:

In the current era of mental health practice, clinicians must be accountable to the consumers they serve, third party payer sources, professional colleagues, and the profession as a whole.  Without question, documentation of clinical services, theoretical models, and interventions are core to our professional accountability.  However, such documentation practices are more complex when delivering advanced and specialized therapeutic services like play therapy.  This training will highlight the specific challenges related to play therapy documentation. Participants will be offered strategies to enhance their skills of documentation and acquire additional knowledge to ensure the quality of their written clinical records.

Training Objectives

At completion of this training participants will:

  • Have acquired specific recommendations for documenting the medical need for treatment in play therapy practice.
  • Be able to articulate specific documentation requirements of play therapy interventions to increase quality assurance measures.
  • Have the ability to accurately reflect play themes in their documentation of play therapy settings.
  • Possess increased competencies of incorporating play therapy interventions into the documentation of traditional counseling models.
  • Have an increased understanding of the ethical guidelines specific to the documentation of play therapy practices.
  • Have specific guidance for adherence to professional standards of documentation related to play therapy.

Training Agenda:

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Introduction of training topic. Introduction of self. Review of competencies and goals.
Who’s in the room?
Activity #1: Dotting the I’s and Crossing the T’s

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
The purpose of documentation. (Medical Necessity, Assessment, Treatment Planning, Service Activity, Progress Notes, Compliance with Payor Source, and Ethics) The Golden Thread of Documentation. Models of Documentation-Specific Guidance for clinical documentation

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Activity #2: “Putting Your Mouth, Where the Money Is”
What Insurance Companies, Medicaid, Medicare, etc. need in documentation.

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The challenges of play therapy and documentation. Ensuring that our services are reimbursable.
Common Pitfalls with Play Therapy Documentation.
Reflections from the Playroom-Experiential Examples

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Activity #3: “Our Play on Words”
Tricks, Tips, and Snips of Play Therapy Documentation
Recommendations and Suggestions

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Activity #4: Documentation Practice
The Treatment Plan-The Starting Point (Medical Necessity, Assessment, and Treatment Planning)

1:30 p.m.– 2:00 p.m.
Documenting Play Themes in Play Therapy Practice
Respecting the Process (Service Activity)

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The therapeutic power of play-Documenting the therapeutic outcomes of play therapy (Service Activity)

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Break

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Documentation of Play Therapy Interventions-Compliance with Funding Sources
Recommendations, Strategies and Suggestions.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Ethics of Documentation
A review of ethical guidelines (ACA; OCSWMFT Board, Association for Play Therapy) for documentation.
Questions-Closure

 

For MPTI’s Cancellation Policy, Grievance Policy, and Accommodations Procedures, Click Here

 

6.0 Hours of continuing education credit will be available to those present for the entire presentation. APT Approved Provider 15-422. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event is pending approval by APT for 6 CONTACT CE Hours.