Kids Inc – Certified Play Therapy https://kidsincplaytherapy.com Become a therapist • Book a session • Kids Inc Tue, 08 Jan 2019 16:20:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 https://kidsincplaytherapy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/cropped-kids_inc-150x150.jpg Kids Inc – Certified Play Therapy https://kidsincplaytherapy.com 32 32 CEUs For Social Workers? https://kidsincplaytherapy.com/featured/ceus-for-social-workers/ https://kidsincplaytherapy.com/featured/ceus-for-social-workers/#respond Tue, 08 Jan 2019 16:12:23 +0000 https://kidsincplaytherapy.com/?p=2254 Are YOU a Social Worker? Kids Inc. is Now Offering Webinars in Different Disciplines, including Webinars Geared Toward Social Workers. We have Over 15 Webinars for School Counselors! Read More

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CEUs For Social Workers

Are YOU a Social Worker?

Kids Inc. is Now Offering Webinars in Different Disciplines, including Webinars Geared Toward Social Workers

We have Over 15 Webinars for School Counselors!

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Live Webinars This Week! https://kidsincplaytherapy.com/featured/live-webinars-this-week/ https://kidsincplaytherapy.com/featured/live-webinars-this-week/#respond Mon, 07 Jan 2019 16:38:29 +0000 https://kidsincplaytherapy.com/?p=2242 Participants will evaluate varying presentations of depression and sadness within the playroom. Using play therapy theory to understand the developmental treatment of depression, sadness, and grief in children within the playroom will be presented. Read More

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Live Webinars for Play Therapist

Kids Who Come Into The Playroom: Depression In The Playroom

LIVE-Jan. 8, 2019 7:00-9:00 PM CST

2 CEUs Presenter: Dianna Green, MSW, LCSW.

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Participants will evaluate varying presentations of depression and sadness within the playroom. Using play therapy theory to understand the developmental treatment of depression, sadness, and grief in children within the playroom will be presented. Identifying common play therapy interventions/techniques for depression and grief will highlight this webinar.

 

Kids Who Come Into The Playroom: Anger In The Playroom

LIVE-Jan. 10, 2019 12:00-2:00 PM CST

2 CEUs. Presenter: Dianna Green, MSW, LCSW.

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This webinar will explore the presentation of anger and aggression in the playroom. Examining the developmental aspect of aggression, discussing theory, and exploring the expression of anger and aggression in the Playroom will be a significant aspect of the webinar. Play therapy techniques/interventions to help reduce this aggression in the Playroom, home, and school will be discussed.

 

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Live Webinar 1/3/19: An Intro to the Healing Power of Sand https://kidsincplaytherapy.com/uncategorized/live-webinar-an-intro-to-the-healing-power-of-sand/ https://kidsincplaytherapy.com/uncategorized/live-webinar-an-intro-to-the-healing-power-of-sand/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 21:41:38 +0000 https://kidsincplaytherapy.com/?p=2162 Sandtray Play Therapy can be a powerful healing experience, especially when focused around the concepts of grief and loss. Grief and loss issues by children, adolescents and adults will be discussed in this webinar. Sand can be a powerful tool to help in this healing. Read More

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Sandtray Play Therapy: An Intro to the Healing Power of Sand

LIVE Jan 3, 2019 12:00-2:00 PM CST

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Sandtray Play Therapy can be a powerful healing experience, especially when focused around the concepts of grief and loss. Grief and loss issues by children, adolescents and adults will be discussed in this webinar. Sand can be a powerful tool to help in this healing. Participants will learn through case studies how grief and loss manifests itself and can be transformed through the Sandtray  process.

Sabra Starnes is a licensed clinical social worker and registered play therapist supervisor. She is the owner of Next Place Therapy in Largo, Maryland. Sabra has been successful in providing effective family therapy to adoptive, foster, divorced and stepfamilies. She has done local and national trainings for parents and professionals on various topics. Sabra specializes in attachment, building healthy and secure relationships with families, school issues, adoption and foster care.

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Pets In The Play Room https://kidsincplaytherapy.com/featured/pets-in-the-play-room/ https://kidsincplaytherapy.com/featured/pets-in-the-play-room/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 21:13:59 +0000 https://kidsincplaytherapy.com/?p=2153 What about pets in the Play Room? Is it a distraction or enhancement to the therapy? A lot is being practiced in this area. A lot is being researched. Read More

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Tips and Thoughts from Kids-Inc. President, Allan Gonsher
  • What about pets in the Play Room? Is it a distraction or enhancement to the therapy? A lot is being practiced in this area. A lot is being researched.
  • Pets in the Play Room with children who have experienced trauma have begun to be researched. Some positive outcomes.
  • When using Pets in the Play Room, are we required to have them “trained”? is there such training? Or is a “lap cat” sufficient? A lot to think about!

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Children And Play In The Mist Of Gun Violence https://kidsincplaytherapy.com/parenting-tips/children-play-mist-gun-violence/ https://kidsincplaytherapy.com/parenting-tips/children-play-mist-gun-violence/#respond Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:30:52 +0000 http://kidsinc.wpengine.com/?p=623 An article entitled “Disciplining children over fake guns may be a wrong lesson” recently appeared on Yahoo.  It is an old theme.  After Columbine, the temperament and nature of the work I do changed dramatically.  Kids were suspended from school immediately if they “played aggressively.”  Parents were concerned their kids would be the next “killers.”  […]

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An article entitled “Disciplining children over fake guns may be a wrong lesson” recently appeared on Yahoo.  It is an old theme.  After Columbine, the temperament and nature of the work I do changed dramatically.  Kids were suspended from school immediately if they “played aggressively.”  Parents were concerned their kids would be the next “killers.”  Children were discouraged from pretending play or fantasizing about those things which were dangerous to others.  I recall shortly thereafter the first Halloween (which is the paradigm of death, kill, die, etc. for children) that many more of my clients were suspended from school.

With that as a backdrop, this is no surprise to me, that as a society we have become defensive about the normal play of our children.  If we continue to encumber and restrict our children from playing normal, appropriate play, we will create a generation of people who are aggressive, mean, and disrespectful to others.  I encourage parents to not be afraid to allow their children to create fake guns out of Lego’s, to pretend death, die, and kill, and to sometimes, even be involved with their fantasy, aggressive play.  ALLOWING IT IS NOT ENCOURAGING IT.  As a matter of fact, in most situations, it allows them to not continue doing it.

To those ends, my office becomes the only place the child is allowed to act out, play, and express him/herself.  Perhaps we need to encourage parents to create safe areas in the house where children can, as in the playroom of a therapist, play, act, fantasize and imagine some of their inner, most difficult playful struggles.  I would encourage parents and school professionals to not be afraid to encourage, set limits, monitor, but not restrict, children from playing in normal appropriate ways.

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Hot Parenting Technique https://kidsincplaytherapy.com/parenting-tips/hot-parenting-technique/ https://kidsincplaytherapy.com/parenting-tips/hot-parenting-technique/#respond Mon, 30 Oct 2017 20:58:46 +0000 http://kidsinc.wpengine.com/?p=620 After being in the field for over 30 years, I know that every five years, a new “hot parenting technique” emerges.  Professionals need to recognize that an integral part of our work with children is parenting.  We need to be able to present it in an articulate, clear, efficient fashion.   Depending on your theoretical foundation, […]

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After being in the field for over 30 years, I know that every five years, a new “hot parenting technique” emerges.  Professionals need to recognize that an integral part of our work with children is parenting.  We need to be able to present it in an articulate, clear, efficient fashion.   Depending on your theoretical foundation, this attention to parenting should not compromise your individual work with the child, the couple, or the family, but is an integral part of the clinical work.

There are two things that I’ve discovered.  First, effective parenting requires firmness and consistency.    That, of course, involves love and not anger.  Whatever you do, you must do it firmly and consistently.  Whether you use Filial, Theraplay, or an Adlerian approach, clinicians and parents need to set boundaries.  It takes eight to ten weeks to be able to accomplish the goals of parenting.  Parents that come into the office need to know this.  Often success in this area alone will keep clients coming back.

The second “finding” regarding success with any program is our clinical ability to “massage and tweak” the program to the nuances of each family.  Every book our clients read, or approach they hear, can only work if it is molded to be responsive to that family’s dramatics and dynamics.

In summary, it is incumbent upon all of us to have a parenting approach and be able to articulate it to our clients.  For an expansion on technique, please review my blog entries on parenting topics.

play therapy Allan Gonsher

In 1985, Allan Gonsher launched Kids Inc, a specialized therapy organization, with one vision in mind: Helping Children Develop. Today, Allan has clinics in Omaha, Nebraska, and Overland Park, Kansas. A large focus of Kids Inc is to use Play Therapy techniques and tailor therapy programs for a variety of unique concerns, from aggression to academic problems. For additional information on Kids Inc’s services or to set up a FREE CONSULTATION to discuss a concern you or your child has, please contact us. We are here to help!

 

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