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Digital Seminar

Playful Parts: The Intersection of Play Therapy and Internal Family Systems


Faculty:
Carmen Jimenez-Pride, LCSW, LISW-CP, ERYT, RCYT, RPT-S™
Duration:
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Aug 05, 2021
Product Code:
POS058370
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


Description

While navigating the world children are exposed to experiences such as abuse, neglect, racial trauma, mass shootings, health pandemics, and natural disasters. 

With a lack of emotional literacy, emotional awareness, and coping skills children run the risk of not fully being able to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and needs.  This causes their traumatic experiences to have a greater impact on their internal system and causes parts to hold pain, shame, fear, and trauma.  

Imagine having the skills to address the impact of a child’s traumatic experiences, by increasing emotional awareness and decreasing reactive behaviors. 

With the combination of the non-phase treatment approach of Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, and Play Therapy, children will now have the opportunity to learn the various parts that make them who they are, express the feelings and beliefs of their parts, gain knowledge that others have parts as well - in a creative way.   

Carmen will teach us the therapeutic powers of play to facilitate communication, foster emotional wellness, enhance social relationships and increase personal strengths utilizing the steps of the Internal Family Systems therapy. 

This product is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or affiliated with the IFS Institute and does not qualify for IFS Institute credits or certification. 

CPD

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



CPD
- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 1.5 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.

Handouts

Objectives

  1. Determine the core concepts of the Internal Family System model and Therapeutic Powers of Play Therapy.
  2. Assess the challenges with children and families in relation to Internal Family Systems work within the Play Therapy setting.
  3. Develop the knowledge of a child’s protective system to decrease reactive behaviours.
  4. Apply the Internal Family System model to demonstrate Play Therapy and Expressive Art interventions within the therapeutic setting.

Outline

The Therapeutic Power of Play Meets Internal Family Systems (IFS) 

  • Why the IFS model lends itself seamlessly to play therapy 
  • How the core components of play therapy correlate with the 8 C’s of Self-leadership 
  • The benefits of merging IFS with play: emotional literacy, communication, social relationships, and more 

Integrating IFS and Play Therapy  

  • Creative mapping to teach children about their internal world: self, protectors, and exiles 
  • Exploring parts with external representation in play 
  • Differentiating between managers and firefighters 
  • The 6 F’s of IFS: find, focus on, flesh out, feel toward, become friends with, and find the fear of the part 

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • School Administrators
  • Teachers/School-Based Personnel

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