This workshop will provide strategies for using the combined modalities of art and play therapy for short-term trauma resolution. A structured ten-week group therapy for treating trauma in childhood will be outlined with clear therapeutic goals for each group session.
Identify the evidence-based rationale for using art in play therapy for the treatment of trauma.
Identify at least three of the essential components of using art in play therapy to assist children in creating and expressing a coherent narrative of traumatic experiences.
Articulate at least three therapeutic objectives for combining art and play therapy in the treatment of trauma including the potential benefits and/or limitations (e.g., ethical considerations).