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MITPP 2019 Summer Institute: Too Much Pain: Working With Traumatized Children

Start Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019
End Date: Monday, July 8, 2019
Location: New York, NY 10023
Instructor: Jill Bellinson, Ph.D.
Even for seasoned child therapists, children who’ve experienced significant early trauma present a challenge. They don’t play as freely as less impacted children — they may not be able to play at all. They respond dramatically to attention, limits, and separation, and they may be triggered inexplicably by almost anything that happens in the session. As caring therapists, we want to protect them from distress while we know we need to allow them to express their pain. This workshop will present the conundrum that arises in working with severely traumatized children — how to recognize it, how to understand it, and how to work with it. After a general introduction to concepts of early trauma and its effects on young children, it will examine case examples of children in treatment, both the instructor’s and the participants. At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to identify three signs of early trauma that appear in the play of young children, modify their therapeutic stance so that children bring their distress to their therapists rather than hide it and describe interventions that are supportive of trauma survivors’ psychological healing.Note: this workshop is limited to those who are currently working with children in ongoing play therapy and who have active clinical examples to bring to the group.
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 3 Contact Hours
FEE: $65
170 West End Avenue, #1K (between 68th& 69thStreets)
Url: mitpp.org
Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019
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