This workshop will provide play therapists with an understanding of neurobiology and psychopharmacology in children and adolescents. It will also provide ways to utilize play therapy to meet the unique needs of medicated children and adolescents in play therapy.
Describe basic neurobiology, neurotransmitters, and brain functioning
Identify different medications and their mechanisms of action
Explain the interaction of neurobiology, medications, and play therapy
Describe how beneficial effects of medications may facilitate play therapy
Describe play therapy techniques to compensate for the side effects of medications
Design an individualized play therapy plan for each medicated child or adolescent