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Learn to use early recollections in your play therapy supervision/consultation.
Sometimes your play therapy supervisees/consultees get “stuck” when working with specific child clients or their parent(s). Sometimes they might even have a pattern in the kinds of cases where they struggle with the client or the situation. These experiences are sometimes related to the play therapists’ counter-transference or to some other factor that prevents them from feeling comfortable and confident about their work with those clients. When play therapists feel “de-skilled” like this, one method of helping them get “un-stuck” is to invite them to explore their early recollections—personal memories that can contain information that help them reconnect with their strengths, re-examine their therapeutic strategies, and reconsider their therapeutic contract with their play therapy clients and their parents. This can be a fascinating supervision tool for helping play therapists move forward in their relationships with difficult clients.
Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 4 CONTACT CE Hours.
APT Provider # 99-055
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the process of gathering early recollections from play therapy supervisees/consultees.
2. Explain the rationale for using play therapists’ early recollections during supervision/consultation.
3. Explain how a supervisor/consultant can use play therapists’ early recollections to explore the supervisees’/consultees’ strengths as play therapists.
4. Describe how a supervisor/consultant can use play therapists’ early recollections to explore the strategies supervisees/consultees are using in their work with specific clients and their parents.
5. Explain how a supervisor/consultant can use play therapists’ early recollections to help supervisees/consultees examine (and perhaps adjust) the social contract for their play therapy relationship with specific clients and their parents.