This presentation will discuss how structured play therapy techniques can be used with teenagers who engage in self-mutilation. The participants will gain an understanding of the purpose of self-injurious behavior, as well as ways to address challenging family dynamics.
Identify 3 warning signs that a teenager may be engaging in self-mutilation
Implement 3 structured play techniques that can be useful in establishing rapport with a resistant teenage client
Identify and discuss 4 goals for self-mutilating acts
Implement 1 play activity that can be used in family therapy to improve communication