An Introduction to Sensory Systems and Assessing Implications for Play Therapy Practice
November 20, 2020 10:00AM-1:00PM ET
November 20, 2020
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Online- Live Webinar
This webinar aims to bring the therapeutic powers of sensory play to life by introducing the eight sensory systems and assessing their implications for play therapy practice. Sensory play, the eight sensory systems, and sensory play therapy, will be introduced and defined. Specific therapeutic powers associated with sensory play will be identified and sensory play therapy techniques will be demonstrated and explored. This webinar will provide a clear rationale for the inclusion on sensory play in play therapy practice and support clinicians in their application of the therapeutic powers of sensory play.
Ideally participants will have a few sensory play materials on hand. These materials are suggested, but not required. Bring what you have!
- A funnel/a plastic bottle & a scissors
- Cotton wool balls
- Food scents e.g. lemon, orange vanilla
- Small organza bag (if possible)
- Shaving foam
- A plastic zip lock bag
- List and explain the eight sensory systems
- Define sensory play and sensory play therapy
- Explain the importance of sensory play
- Identify four therapeutic powers of sensory play
- Apply key sensory play therapy strategies in play therapy practice
Siobhán is a child and adolescent psychotherapist, play therapist, clinical supervisor, author, presenter and trainer. She is MA Course Leader for the MA in Creative Psychotherapy (Humanistic & Integrative Modality), which incorporates a Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy, at the Children’s Therapy Centre in Ireland. She also maintains a private child and adolescent psychotherapy and play therapy practice. She has written about the use of sensory and messy play in therapy and education settings in a range of core texts. Her latest chapter “Sensory Play Therapy” will be published in Heidi Kaduson and Charles Schaefer’s upcoming book “Play therapy with children: Modalities for change”.Siobhán Prendiville a child and adolescent psychotherapist, play therapist, clinical supervisor, author, presenter and trainer. She is the MA Course Leader for the Master of Arts in Creative Psychotherapy (Humanistic & Integrative Modality), which incorporates a Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy, at the Children’s Therapy Centre in Ireland. The Children’s Therapy Centre is the longest established and foremost provider of professional play therapy training in Ireland. It is the only institution in Ireland where students can gain a dual qualification as a Play Therapist and Psychotherapist with full academic and professional validation. Siobhán Prendiville also maintains a private child and adolescent psychotherapy and play therapy practice. She is fully accredited with the Irish Association for Play Therapy and Psychotherapy and with the Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy.
Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for (3hrs) CONTACT CE Hours. The Play Therapy Training Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 95-002.
Please Note: The CE certificate will be awarded within 3 business days to those who attend the entire webinar, complete a multiple choice test, and fill out course evaluations. No partial credit will be given. Play Therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.
Effective May 15, 2020 through June 30, 2021, APT Approved Providers may temporarily offer "contact" hours for online continuing education." All of our Live webinars during this time period will meet APT's requirements to provide "Contact CE" credit. In order to be eligible, participants must keep their cameras on throughout the webinar. Please contact us with any questions.
For general information, special needs, or grievances, please contact Beth Couturier at [email protected] You will receive a response within 24 hours