Presentation Title

Play Therapy 101: Welcome to the World of Play

Primary Presenter Brief Bio

Greetings, I am Shatisha Wilson, but most clients refer to me as "Wilson". I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor and Registered Play Therapy Supervisor that provides therapeutic intervention to children, adolescents, adults and their families. I’m the proud owner of Wilson’s Garden of Hope, LLC Play Therapy & Counseling Center based in Augusta, Georgia. I provide individual counseling and family counseling with trauma integrated play therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I also assist students and emerging clinicians with become Licensed Professional Counselors and/or Registered Play Therapists.

At Wilson’s Garden of Hope, LLC we strive to meet clients where they are and collaborate with our clients throughout the therapeutic journey. My mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that allows me to assist you and your family with navigating some of life's most difficult journeys. I specialize in trauma integrated play therapy, sexual trauma, behavior modification, parenting issues, anger management, anxiety, depression and grief/loss.

Type of Presentation

Workshop

Location

Session One Breakouts: Room 2047

Topic Category

Strand 2: Nurturing Healthy Children

Targeted Age Group

Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary/Afterschool, Adult Learners

Targeted Audience

Family Child Care, Child Care Center, Directors/Administrators, Early Intervention Providers, After-School Providers, College Faculty/Trainers/TA, Primary Grades

Brief Session Description

This workshop will provide attendees with a brief overview of the field of Play Therapy. Participants will be provided with the rationale for play therapy intervention, opportunity for skill building, application of technique, and use of the sand tray, as a means to connect with families.

Full Session Description

This workshop will provide attendees with a brief overview of the field of Play Therapy. This workshop will provide participants with clear explanations in the rationale for play therapy intervention. We will briefly explore and discuss key theoretical contributors, in addition to exploring varying play therapy approaches, (Adlerian, Child-Centered, Directive, Filial, etc.). Also, there will be an exploration of a variety of approaches to play with emphasis on the skill building, application of technique, and use of the sand tray, as a means to communicate with children and teens in the play room.

Start Date

25-1-2020 10:15 AM

End Date

25-1-2020 11:45 AM

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Jan 25th, 10:15 AM Jan 25th, 11:45 AM

Play Therapy 101: Welcome to the World of Play

Session One Breakouts: Room 2047

This workshop will provide attendees with a brief overview of the field of Play Therapy. Participants will be provided with the rationale for play therapy intervention, opportunity for skill building, application of technique, and use of the sand tray, as a means to connect with families.