Stepping Outside of the Box: Creative Play Therapy Interventions
Stefanie Sherbon, LMFT, Registered Play Therapist
Do you ever feel stuck or run out of ideas to use with your “kid clients?” Are you in need of child abuse/trauma techniques at your site? This two-hour presentation is designed to help therapists “step outside of the box” and find creative play therapy interventions that can be used in their practice with children. Directive versus non-directive play therapy techniques will be discussed. Non-threatening techniques to assist children, who have experienced abuse/trauma, as well as, grief and loss will be emphasized in this seminar. Case examples and demonstrations will be provided to illustrate the use of these playful and interactive strategies.
In this two-hour training, creative play therapy interventions to assist children, who have experienced abuse/trauma and grief/loss will be emphasized. Case examples and demonstrations will be provided to illustrate the use of these playful and interactive techniques to help fellow therapists find new strategies to use with their child clients.
1. Participants will be able to identify and discuss the use of directive vs. non-directive play therapy techniques.
2. Participants will be able to describe the appropriate use (and selection) of toys and other materials for the play room.
3. Participants will be able apply play therapy interventions for children, who have experienced grief and loss.
4. Participants will be able to utilize creative play therapy techniques for children, who have experienced abuse/trauma.
Stefanie Sherbon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist, who has been providing child therapy for over 10 years. She believes in empowering kids and helping them openly express themselves through Play Therapy. She received her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University (CBU). She also completed a Play Therapy Certificate Program at University of California, San Diego Extension Center and is a member of the Association for Play Therapy. She has been serving as an adjunct professor at California Baptist University for over 7 years, where she teaches courses in Counseling Techniques, Child and Adolescent Techniques, and Play Therapy for Special Populations. Her background includes: providing therapy to foster children at a non-profit agency, counseling school-aged children at Riverside Unified School District, and serving as a clinician at a county contracted agency to assist underserved populations (ages 4 and up) in multiple settings (schools, homes, and clinic). Stefanie Sherbon has a wealth of experience providing play therapy to children for a variety of mental health issues, such as: abuse, trauma, grief and loss, divorce, bullying, depression, anxiety, and ADHD.
In addition to her work as a therapist and teaching at CBU, she has provided trainings on play therapy at San Bernardino County Training Institute, Loma Linda University, and Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Recently, she created a therapeutic game, Owl Pal Truth, for children who have been abused.
Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is a CAMFT Approved CEU Provider Agency Provider # 62278
CEU Hours: This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Certificates: Completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation.
Refund Policy: If a participant is unable to attend and notifies IE-CAMFT 24 hours in advance of the training, full reimbursement will be sent within ten (10) working days.
Grievance: If any aspect of the training is not to the full satisfaction of any participant, please notify the coordinator, CEU committee chair, or another IE-CAMFT board member. We hope to resolve any issue immediately on-site. If not resolved, the full IE-CAMFT board will review and resolve the issue.IE-CAMFT wishes all participants to have an excellent learning experience. Please notify the coordinator or other board member if you need special accommodations. If possible, call Garry Raley at (951) 640-5899 in advance