Expressive arts provide a powerful tool for your adolescent clients in the play therapy process to express themselves, identify cognitive distortions and shame, explore self-concept and their relationships, and develop resiliency through the creative process. This course uses a neuroscience and attachment lens in play therapy to give you a framework to recognize what factors may be contributing to your client's mental health challenges. You'll use this "lens" to explore and address these core issues underlying many mental health challenges for adolescents. You'll learn a variety of expressive arts activities using mindfulness, art, poetry, and music to explore these keys areas with your young clients. These activities will help them explore painful emotions and experiences using expressive arts to help them engage in the change process more deeply. You'll learn a neuroscience and attachment-informed framework to help you ground your expressive arts strategies in theory and application in the play therapy process.
This course provides 8 non-contact/distance learning continuing education hours for the following organizations based on completing the course in its entirety, engagement in the Community Group discussion for each course module, and successfully passing the Quiz with 85% accuracy:
8 Non-Contact CE hours, APT Approved Provider #20-621
CEs are only available for mental health professionals
This course does not meet APT’s definition of Live Webinar
8 hours NASW Utah Chapter, Distance Learning/Home Study