This day-long workshop will challenge the current model and process of therapy. We will explore:
Adlerian psychology’s incongruity with the current medical model and its emphasis on pathology The switch in the therapist role based on the current science of chaos The personal and professional shift from a "psychology of objectivity, neutrality and non-engagement" to a "psychology of subjectivity, increased alignment, and shared process" How we can adopt underused and wasted subjectivity to increase movement in therapy
This workshop will provide both theoretical and experiential learning about the healing power of creativity for clients who have a history of trauma. This will include Adlerian perspectives on the importance of creativity in human growth and change, along with emerging research about the impacts of trauma on the brain. We will explore recent findings about the relative effectiveness of talk therapy alone as opposed to therapy which includes creative and non-verbal approaches to healing trauma.
Come and explore how to use focused interventions for assessment, treatment, and getting out "stuck places" in your play therapy practice with anxious children and teens. You will be able to use the techniques presented for deepening your understanding of client issues as part of the conceptualization process, for helping clients understand their issues and relationships more clearly, and for helping clients resolve problems and move forward with their lives.