Putting the Sparkle Back in Tele-Play Therapy
Date: Monday July 20, 2020 - 7:00pm-10:00pm CENTRAL TIME
Cost of Attendance: $45
Dr. KatySue Tillman, MA, PhD, RPT
Description: DO YOU HAVE THE ONLINE PLAY THERAPY BLUES? If you have gone from being energized about doing play therapy over telebehavioral health to discouraged and drained, you are not alone! Just like we started with creating our positive first experienced with play therapy over telebehavioral health by embracing imperfection and learning as we relied on our foundational child-centered play therapy skills and the therapeutic powers of play, it is time to re-embrace these things and build upon them as we approach the adventures that lie ahead! As play therapist conducting play therapy via telebehavioral health, it is time to refuel our passion while allowing ourselves a bit of imperfection and time to breathe. This webinar will include educational components that address compassion fatigue and burnout in play therapists, developing and implementing a self-care plan, specific ways of aligning with parents to overcome resistance in play therapy, and using the therapeutic powers of play to overcome periods of disengagement and frustration that clients may experience during play therapy delivered via telebehavioral health. Without revealing too many surprises, come prepared with aluminum foil, glue, a piece of construction paper or two, something fun to write with, and any other light-weight art or nature supply that inspires you! Please come prepared to feel connect, laugh, and feel energized. A Q&A with Dr. Tillman, who has over 6 years conducting play therapy via telebehavioral health, will conclude the 3-hour interactive webinar.
This workshop meets the qualifications for 3 hours of non-contact APT continuing education credit. Soultenders is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy (APT Approved Provider #18-549). NO CREDIT FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE.
There is no commercial support for this workshop or known conflicts of interest.
- 6:30pm – 7:00pm: Zoom webinar opens
- 7:00pm – 7:30pm: Recognizing and Understanding Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Play Therapists
- 7:30pm – 8:15pm: Putting the SPARKLE Back in Tele-Play Therapy – Learning and Practicing Self-Care as Play Therapists
- 8:15pm – 8:45pm: Recognizing and Understanding Client Frustration and Disengagement During Tele-Play Therapy and How the Therapeutic Powers of Play Contribute to Treatment Effectiveness
- 8:45pm – 9:30pm: Learn 3 Play Therapy Techniques to Assist with Re-Engaging Clients in Tele-Play Therapy
- 9:30pm – 9:45pm: Psychoeducation and Supporting Parents during Tele-Play Therapy
- 9:45pm – 10:00pm: Q&A with Dr. Kathleen S. Tillman, MA, PhD, RPT
- Identify 2 signs of compassion fatigue and burn out in play therapists.
- Describe 3 personal self-care strategies to decrease burnout among play therapists.
- Describe how the therapeutic powers of play help decrease client frustration and disengagement during the course of play therapy via telebehavioral health.
- List 3 play therapy techniques that can be used to help clients who are frustrated or disengaged from play therapy via telebehavioral health.
- Describe 2 ways to help engage parents who are resistant to play therapy via telebehavioral health.
Presenter Bio: Kathleen (KatySue) Tillman, PhD, is a Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist and is an experienced clinician, professor, researcher, professional presenter, and author. Dr. Tillman completed her pre-doctoral internship in child-clinical and pediatric psychology at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children through the Medical College of Virginia before earning her PhD in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Child Development from the University of North Dakota. Dr. Tillman has been providing assessment and counseling services to children, adolescents, and their families since 2001.
Dr. Tillman enjoys working with children and adolescents and uses play therapy to work with children and early adolescents experiencing a variety of psychological difficulties. She also integrates therapeutic art, journaling, music, and other creative approaches into her work with children and teens. Dr. Tillman utilizes a collaborative, team-based, approach to treatment. She aims to help children and teens while also supporting the entire family. Additionally, Dr. Tillman was one of the first mental health clinicians to practice play therapy using telehealth. She has been using teleplay therapy for over 6 years with children, adolescents, and families. At the beginning of stay-at-home orders for COVID-19, Dr. Tillman developed a needs assessment for play therapists that was administered to over 1,000 play therapists. The results were analyzed, and she promptly developed webinars to train play therapists on the foundations of tele-play therapy. The webinars were delivered live and room capacity was exceeded, necessitating repeat deliveries of the webinar services. Recorded versions were also made available to clinicians in other countries who could not attend due to significant time-zone differences. These foundational trainings were delivered free of charged and were able to reach over 5,000 play therapists across the world!
Dr. Tillman’s research and clinical expertise include grief and loss, non-suicidal self-injury in children and adolescents, complex childhood trauma, program development and evaluation (she has published play-based treatment manuals), treatment outcome research (she has published research on the effectiveness of play-based treatment programs for grief and loss and social skills), and group counseling. Dr. Tillman has published several research studies, treatment manuals (with Dr. Athena Drewes), and play-therapy book chapters (with Dr. David Crenshaw and Dr. Phyllis Post). She has also written curriculum for the New York Department of Health and the United Nations on how to respond to disasters and how to support children and families after mass casualty events. Dr. Tillman enjoys writing and publishing children’s books and frequently presents nationally and internationally. She has received state and national awards in the field of counseling innovation and psychological research and was recently awarded the state award for top 20 Professionals under the age of 40!
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