Imagine having the skills to address the impact of a child’s traumatic experience by increasing their emotional awareness and decreasing their reactive behaviors. Children are exposed to experiences such as abuse, neglect, racial trauma, mass shootings, sexual identity issues and other traumatic experiences on a daily basis. A child’s experience may have a greater impact on their internal system and cause parts to hold pain, shame, fear and trauma.
Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an innovative and transformative model that emphasizes the natural multiplicity of the mind. This model looks at the client system in parts, with the assumption that there are no bad parts and parts are in roles to protect hurt and traumatized parts. With the powerful combination of IFS and play therapy, children will now have the opportunity to learn the various parts that make them who they are, express the feelings and beliefs of their parts, and gain knowledge that others have parts as well in a creative way.
This workshop will teach you the therapeutic powers of play to facilitate communication, foster emotional wellness, enhance social relationships, and increase personal strengths while utilizing the steps of the Internal Family Systems.
- Participants of this workshop will describe the core concepts of the Internal Family Systems model.
- Participants of this workshop will discuss the therapeutic benefits of play therapy.
- Participants of this workshop will analyze the different types of parts within the child’s internal system: Managers, Firefighters and Exiles.
- Participants of this workshop will describe and discuss the therapeutic powers of play therapy to improve client outcomes during therapeutic services.
- Participants of this workshop will discuss the goals of a child’s misbehavior.
- Participants of this workshop will analyze the role and needs of the provider when facing challenges with children engaging in the Internal Family Systems model in the play therapy setting.
- Participants of this workshop will utilize Internal Family Systems and play therapy concepts to increase the knowledge of parts work to improve the child’s level of functioning.
- Participants of this workshop will apply play therapy and expressive arts techniques utilizing the Internal Family System model in a clinical setting.
9:00-10:30 Training Begins
10:30-10:45 Morning break
10:45-12:00 Training Continues
1:15-3:00 Training Continues
3:00-3:15 Afternoon Break
3:15-4:45 Training Continues with Workshop Conclusion
- Cancellation requests should be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 7 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop date in order to receive a full refund of the paid workshop fee. Cancellation and/or rescheduled requests that are submitted after 7 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop date will result in a refund of the paid workshop fee – with the exception of a $25 administrative fee for a half-day workshop, a $50 administrative fee for a full-day workshop a $75 administrative fee for 2-day workshop.
- Heartland Play reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Heartland Play will email workshop students at least 5 calendar days in advance of the scheduled workshop date to notify students of the cancellation. Notice will be provided with the option to reschedule for a future course date or to receive a full refund of paid workshop fees.
- Heartland Play reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to inclement weather, instructor illness or instructor family emergency. If a workshop is canceled, students will be notified via e-mail prior to the workshop start time. Heartland Play will notify the students of a reschedule date for the workshop within 10 calendar days of the cancelled workshop. Notice will be provided with the option to reschedule for the future course date or to receive a full refund of the paid workshop fee.