Working with adolescents in therapy presents unique challenges and rewards. Creative and playful approaches provide an avenue for engaging with teens in a meaningful way. This workshop will explore the use of play and art therapy interventions to address common issues impacting the adolescent client, including identity development and relationships with peers and family. Focus areas include strategies for tapping into the strengths of an individual teen’s mode of self-expression, such as electronic media and popular music and imagery. Participants will experience play and art therapy techniques first-hand; and how to adapt them for work with teens in individual, family and group sessions. Case materials presented will emphasize adolescent self-expression in the treatment of mood disorders, eating disorders, trauma and substance abuse.
Other Credits: .5 units in Psychiatry BBS (MFT & LCSW), APT: 7 CE Hrs.
Note: Applies toward the Specialized Certificate in Play Therapy.
Course Number: PSY-40397
Credit: 0.50 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Play Therapy
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7/15/2023 - 7/15/2023
This is a traditional classroom setting.
All class meetings held in-person according to published location, dates and times. Students may be expected to engage with course content online during the published course dates.
Teresa Grame , LCSW, ATR-BC, RPT-S is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, board certified art therapist and registered play therapist supervisor. For over 14 years she has used play and art therapy in her work with children and teens in clinic and school settings. Teresa is a trauma-focused therapist at Rady Children’s Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry. She specializes in the treatment of trauma and eating disorders. She also applies play and art therapy in her work with children and adolescents coping with mood disorders, learning disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Teresa believes strongly in the power of creative therapies to bring out individual, family and community strengths and to build resiliency throughout the healing journey.
|7/15/2023||Sat||8:00 a.m.||4:00 p.m.||Room 317, UCSD Division of Extended Studies University City Center, 6256 Greenwich Dr., San Diego|
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