Do you have clients who spend the majority of their free time playing video games, speaking “Videogame-ish” and conceptualizing life and relationships in terms of video games? Even in your play therapy sessions? Do you know what they are talking about when they tell you stories about what they are doing at home and with friends? Can you use their concepts and language to understand and communicate with them in your play therapy sessions? Or are you sitting in your play therapy sessions, feeling as though they are speaking in a foreign language, thinking in unknown concepts, doing things you have no possibility of understanding?
Video games are here to stay. We play therapists can ignore video games, or we can learn to use them in our work with clients. Join this class to learn about the various video games that people are playing now. We will explore vocabulary, plots, characters, relationships, and themes from the video games that are currently popular with clients across the life span. Then we will practice using the vocabulary, concepts, characters, and themes in building relationships and designing therapeutic metaphors and interventions in play therapy. We will also explore ways to work with parents of play therapy clients to help them set up appropriate ways to deal with their gamer children.
16 Live Webinar CE Hours. This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar."
APT Approved Provider 99-055
Participants will be able to: