About the Workshop:
Play therapy is the most effective therapeutic approach for children. Children love to play. While they play they are actually learning about their world, the people in their world and themselves. Play therapists say "play is the language of children" and the "toys are their words." During play therapy, children have access to a variety of toys to express themselves as they desire through dramatic and imaginary play, sand, and art. The Experiential approach is a client centered model which is used most effectively with children who have experienced trauma, such as child abuse. While there are many playful techniques available to connect with children, the experiential approach developed by Drs. Byron and Carol Norton provides children with the ability to safely access experiences, discharge energy, integrate memories and regulate emotions.
Workshop Flyer (PDF)
When: Friday, April 8, 2011
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (6.5 CEs for the Association for Play Therapy)
Where: Voyageur's Room in Atwood Memorial Union
St. Cloud State University
720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Cost: $25 for Undergraduate Students
$50 for Graduate Students
$60 for SCSU Alumni, Faculty & Staff
$150 for Professionals (non SCSU Alumni, Faculty or Staff)
Register by: Friday, March 25, 2011.
Registration Form (PDF)