Play Therapy Interventions for Ages 3-10:  Providing Outlets for Expression of Feelings and Skill Building

Overview

Friday, November 3, 2017
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Play Therapy Interventions for Ages 3-10:  Providing Outlets for Expression of Feelings and Skill Building

Melissa Burns, MSW, LCSW

“Play is a medium for expressing feelings, exploring relationships, and self-fulfillment”.  Gary Landreth, ED.D., LPC, RPT-S.  Play is our first language.  Just as adults use words to communicate, children use play.  When playing, we express thoughts and feelings that might otherwise remain hidden.  Play therapy is a powerful tool for addressing cognitive, behavioral, and emotional challenges.  We use play to help clients better process their experiences and develop more effective strategies for managing their world.   Today’s workshop will include hands on learning and will provide you with the tools that you can use with children regardless of their diagnoses.  Using a Trauma-Focused based approach, I will describe how I use “story telling” along with a variety of skill building exercises to help kids learn to manage their big feelings and develop a sense of empowerment to make positive choices.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:  

  1. Discuss the important of story-telling and how to facilitate story-telling in the play therapy session;
  2. Describe and apply at least five interventions to use to teach kids how to identify and express feelings; and
  3. Describe and apply at least five interventions to teach kids the following concepts: coping, self-care, powerful choices, self-control and positive self-talk.

This workshop offers 3 credit hours.

About our Workshops

ABOUT OUR WORKSHOPS

Burrell Behavioral Health is committed to an ongoing process consisting of formal learning activities that:

(1) are relevant to psychological practice, education and science,

(2) enable psychologists to keep pace with emerging issues and technologies, and

(3) allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.

The workshops listed are at an intermediate level of learning for psychologists.

NOTE: All trainings are held at Burrell Behavioral Health, 1300 E. Bradford Parkway, Springfield, Missouri – Meeting Room A. Please bring a sweater or jacket due to variations in temperature and personal preferences.

FOR QUESTIONS regarding educational credit please contact Lacey Slagle, Education Coordinator at 417-761-5025 or via email at Lacey.Slagle@burrellcenter.com.

ACCREDITATION APPROVAL only refers to these educational activities and does not imply endorsement of any commercial products by Burrell Behavioral Health.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Participants will receive statements of credit at the end of the program when all requirements for credit have been met. Satisfactory completion of objectives will occur through program attendance. Therefore contact hours will be given only for hours the participant attends. In order to receive a statement of credit, all participants must sign-in at the registration desk and turn in a completed evaluation form at the end of the program. Continuing education statements will be e-mailed within 30 days to participants who complete and return evaluation forms and sign in on the program roster.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT:
If you have special needs addressed by this act, please notify us at least two weeks before this offering so that reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your needs.

THESE WORKSHOPS
are appropriate for:
• Psychologists
• Social Workers
• School Counselors
• Courts & Corrections Staff
• Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Counselors
• Marriage & Family Therapists

About the Speakers

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Dean Anderson, MS

is the coordinator for Missouri’s Traumatic Brain Injury Program.  He is responsible for spearheading efforts to work collaboratively with numerous statewide organizations such as the Department of Corrections to embed TBI screening, training and resource management into their programs, while increasing access to resources for the 16,000+ individuals who sustain a TBI in Missouri annually.  Dean received his Master’s from the University of Missouri at Columbia, and serves on numerous Boards relating to tobacco cessation.

Melissa Burns, MSW, LCSW

is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working in Burrell’s Children’s Day Treatment program for 16 years.  Children’s Day Treatment is an intensive group treatment program offered to 3-5 year olds with behavioral, emotional and/or developmental difficulties.   The program occurs 4 mornings a week (Monday through Thursday) and includes a parent group component that involves parents for parent training and support.   A high percentage of the children referred to our program have been removed from daycare or preschool settings due to the intensity of their behavior.  Melissa also works with many of the Children’s Day Treatment clients and their families in outpatient therapy, using a variety of play based interventions to help children gain the skills needed to be successful at home and at school.

Amber Cone, Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate

is originally from Harrison, Arkansas and residents in Ozark, Missouri.  She graduated from John Brown University in 2012 with a BS in Organizational Management. I am involved in Kappa Psi, APhA-ASP, SSHP, and SCCP.  She is a pharmacy intern at Cox South, and also teaches a pharmacy technician certification class at Ozark Technical Community College. Upon graduation, Ms. Cone hopes to complete a PGY-1 residency at a hospital in the Springfield area.

Stefani Morris-Davis, MS

is the Service Coordinator for the Missouri Adult Brain Injury Clinic.  She is responsible for providing service coordination to a 12-county region in Southwest, Missouri. Her role involves assessing the participants’ strengths and deficits and making appropriate referrals based on need. She works with the participant, family members, neurologists, guardians, probation and parole officers and mental and physical health care providers to coordinate care and follow-up.  She regularly works as part of a treatment team with DMH, VR and other Social Service and provider agencies.  Stefani received her Master’s in 2009, and will complete her doctorate in General Psychology with an emphasis on Performance Psychology in 2018.

Chuck Treblicock, RPH

is the Director of Pharmacy for Burrell Behavioral Health.  He is a 2001 graduate of St. Louis College of Pharmacy and is certified in Medication Therapy Management.  He is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Missouri Pharmacy Association, and the National Community Pharmacist Association.  Charles teaches pharmacology at Ozarks Technical Community College.  During his career Charles has held many different managerial roles in pharmacy including District Manager over 29 different pharmacies.

Dahley Mensah, MSW, LMSW, QMPH

works closely with the Medical Science & Research staff on identifying partnerships, training healthcare organizations in utilizing the Direct Connect Rapid Referral process and providing some much needed support with social service agencies throughout the Alzheimer’s Association 38+ counties surrounding St. Louis.

Rob Hulstra

is the Healthcare Outreach Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association and provides Direct Connect and TrialMatch® information to area physicians and families affected by Alzheimer’s. He also provides higher level Alzheimer’s education programs to communities, churches and businesses as well as outreach to African-American and Hispanic churches in the Alzheimer’s Association southwest region.different pharmacies.

Lisa Thompson, MS

is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing community based initiatives that meets the needs of families impacted by dementia over the Missouri Alzheimer’s Association’s 96 county region. She provides encouragement and assistance to Support Group Facilitators across the Chapter.

* Must provide copy of Burrell identification badge or student identification to receive discount

Cancellation Policy: Transfer of registration to another person may be done at any time without a fee. All requests for refunds must be made in writing. Written notice of cancellation by fax 30 days prior will be issued a full refund minus a $10 service fee. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations less than 30 days prior to the event.