Wednesday, May 31, 2023 9:00am-4:00pm EST $149/person (includes CE credit, lunch, and all-day coffee bar) IN-PERSON TRAINING EVENT AT THE CLARION INN IN ELMIRA, NY ***CLICK HERE TO REGISTER*** Play Therapy with Sexually Traumatized Children
Children who have been sexually traumatized are often in need of our clinical services. Using the best elements of both directive and non-directive play therapy approaches with these traumatized children allows for healing and repair of losses associated with sexual trauma like innocence, trust, and appropriate boundaries. In this workshop, participants will learn about sexual development in children, the psychological markers of sexual trauma, and the special issues these children present in play therapy including consulting with non-offending parents, dealing with the powerful impact of counter transference, and setting limits.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: 1) Identify sexualized play in play therapy, 2) Have experience and replicate techniques suitable in play therapy for children who have been traumatized sexually, 3) Utilize skills to alleviate issues of counter transference.
About our Presenter: Dr. Jodi Ann Mullen, PhD LMHC NCC RPT-S CCPT-Master is a professor at SUNY Oswego in the Counseling & Psychological Services Department, where she has been a counselor educator for nearly 30 years. She is the Director of Integrative Counseling Services, with offices in Central New York. Dr. Mullen is an international speaker, author, credentialed play therapist and play therapy supervisor. Dr. Mullen provides training, consultation, and supervision to professional helpers all over the world. She has authored books on play therapy, counseling children and adolescents, grief counseling and parenting. Dr. Mullen was the 2008 recipient of the Key Award for Professional Training & Education through the Association for Play Therapy. She is the proud Momma of Leah & Andrew.