The Big Black Hole: Exploring, Through a Case Example, How Messy Play Facilitates the Healing Process in Play Therapy, and the Challenges it may present for the play therapist

October 25, 2022. 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Date/ Time:

October 25, 2022


9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time

6:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time


Location:
Live Webinar


Description:

This webinar will introduce and define messy play and explore its significance in play

therapy. The experiential presentation will provide a clear rationale for the inclusion of

messy play in play therapy and support clinicians in their application of the therapeutic

powers of messy play. The inclusion and detailed exploration of a case presentation will

be used to highlight, and bring to life, specific therapeutic benefits of messy play and

some of the barriers associated with this type of play. Ways to overcome the barriers

identified, and other potential barriers, will also be explored. The case presentation will

explore the various stages of one client's therapy process through a messy play lens.

The therapeutic use of self within play therapy sessions will be identified as a critical

component in any therapy process. This is an ideal follow on, or lead-in, to Siobhán’s

webinar “An Introduction to Sensory Systems and Assessing Implications for Play

Therapy Practice”.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify specific therapeutic powers of messy play.

2. Explain how to comprehend a presented play therapy process through a messy play lens.

3. Describe some of the barriers associated with using messy play in play therapy.

4. Explain how to overcome some of the barriers associated with using messy play in play therapy.

5. Identify your own responses to messy play.

6. List ways to gain confidence in using messy play in your play therapy practice.



Your Instructor


Siobhán Prendiville M.I.A.H.I.P., S.I.A.P.T.P., B.
Siobhán Prendiville M.I.A.H.I.P., S.I.A.P.T.P., B.

Siobhán Prendiville is 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. 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 is a child and adolescent psychotherapist, play therapist, clinical supervisor, author, presenter and trainer. She also maintains a private child and adolescent psychotherapy and play therapy practice. Siobhán is certified as an integrative psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor with the European Association for Integrative Psychotherapy. She is fully accredited with the Irish Association for Play Therapy and Psychotherapy and the Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy.

Siobhán contributed a chapter on “Accelerated Psychological Development” to the 2nd edition (2014) of Dr Charles Schaefer’s and Dr Athena Drewes’ seminal text, “The Therapeutic Powers of Play: 20 Core Agents of Change”. She has written about the use of puppets in therapy and education settings in “Play Therapy Today: Contemporary Practice with Individuals, Groups and Carers” and in “Puppet Play Therapy: A Practical Guidebook.” Another chapter, Coming alive: finding joy through sensory play, is in “Creative Psychotherapy: Applying the principles of neurodevelopment to play and expressive arts-based practice.” Siobhán also co-authored a chapter exploring the use of messy play in education settings in Sue Jennings’ and Clive Holmwood’s book the “International Handbook of Play, Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy”. Her latest chapters include “Sensory Play Therapy” in Heidi Kaduson and Charles Schaefer’s 2021 book “Play therapy with children: Modalities for change” and “Calming Christopher: The regulating powers of sensory play” in Eileen Prendiville and Judi Parson’s 2021 book “Clinical Applications of the Therapeutic Powers of Play: Case studies in child and adolescent psychotherapy”.


CE Information:
This Live Webinar meets APT's definition of a Live Webinar. 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.

All of our Live webinars meet APT's definition of a Live Webinar and can provide (4) "Non-Contact CE. In order to be eligible, participants must keep their cameras on throughout the webinar. Please contact us with any questions.

APT Category: Special Topics 4

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