This workshop offers play therapy practices to address challenges associated with decreased levels of empathy and connectedness demonstrated by children. Using recent brain-based research, presenters will demonstrate methods to increase levels of empathy and selfregulation in children during the play therapy process.
Explain the role of brain circuitry in level of empathy and self-regulation.
List at least two methods to increase empathy in the playroom.
List at least two methods to increase self-regulation in the playroom.
List at least one method to assess children’s level of empathy.