This workshop will explore the use of play-based interventions when working with young people in diverse social work settings. We will examine strategies that will help us move beyond crisis management and into therapeutic treatment. We will discuss the importance of the inner child as it relates to countertransference and focus on the role of authentic relational connections to engage young people. We will work together to identify how social workers and young people can effectively utilize play-based interventions to address and begin to cope with traumas, mental health conditions, and interpersonal relational issues.
Pre-K - 12th Grade
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
∙ Better define and explain play-based interventions
∙ Identify at least one example of a play-based intervention to use in their setting
∙ Better understand counter transference as it relates to the inner child
∙ Create an individual session plan using a therapeutic game for a young person