This workshop provides Play Therapists with an understanding of the intersection of neurobiology and psychopharmacology in children and adolescents. It also provides ways to utilize Play Therapy to meet the unique needs of medicated children and adolescents in Play Therapy.
Discuss basic neurobiology, neurotransmitters, and brain functioning.
Identify different medications and their mechanisms of action.
Discuss the interaction of neurobiology, medication, and Play Therapy.
Identify how beneficial effects of medication may facilitate Play Therapy.
Utilize Play Therapy techniques to compensate for the side effects of medications.
Develop an individualized Play Therapy plan for each medicated child.