When working with culturally diverse populations, the need to look underneath the presenting problem is more prevalent with those exhibiting symptoms of racial and cultural trauma. Oftentimes clinical professionals are minimizing cultural and racial experiences in their treatment of Black, Indigenous and people of color. Looking at the presenting problem will give the clinical professional limited information to begin providing therapeutic services for the child and family.
Diving deeper underneath the presenting problem by asking the hard questions related to race and culture will assist in creating a therapeutic space in which clients can discuss how race and culture impacts their experiences in the world. These actions will foster a deeper therapeutic relationship between the play therapist and family, creating a space for deeper healing. This more in-depth look at the impact of race and culture will also help Adlerian play therapists gain a better understanding of client and family member lifestyles, because these factors are an integral part of the formation of how BIPOC see themselves, others, and the world.
This workshop will focus on bringing cultural humility into the play therapy setting. The workshop will challenge all play therapists and mental health professionals to examine their potential biases, assess how biases show up in their play therapy work and how they impact the clients served.
- Participants of this workshop will differentiate cultural competence and cultural humility as it relates to play therapy practice.
- Participants of this workshop will categorize the therapeutic powers of play therapy and the relationship with Black, Indigenous and people of color impacted by racial and cultural trauma to improve clinical outcomes.
- Participants of this workshop will analyze the impact of race and culture to increase knowledge of the client and family lifestyles.
- Participants of this workshop will apply Adlerian Play Therapy interventions focusing on culture and race to improve client level of functioning.
- Participants of this workshop will discuss play therapy with a cultural humility perspective.
- Participants of this workshop will list ways in which play therapists can practice cultural humility within their play therapy settings.
- Participants of this workshop will discuss therapeutic play therapy models and perspectives for focusing on culture and race that can be incorporated into play therapy practice.
- Participants of this workshop will demonstrate play therapy activities that can be utilized in the playroom and in the sand tray.
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.