This session will provide an overview of the cultural aspects of counseling military populations and discuss common presenting issues (e.g., deployments, moving). Play therapy interventions for use with children and families will be discussed and experienced.
Describe the cultural aspects of military life and how these characteristics impact counseling needs.
Identify the unique challenges faced within the military lifestyle with specific examples of play therapy techniques to address specific challenges including loss, separation and transitions.
Identify resiliency with an understanding of strategies to build the resiliency of military children and families in your play therapy practice.