Enhancing Play Therapy Through Self Awareness and Self Acceptance – June 14, 2019
June 14$50.00 – $100.00
Enhancing Play Therapy Through Self Awareness and Self Acceptance
Presented by Stuart Harper, LCSW, RPT-S
The greatest tool any therapist possesses is the genuine and authentic use of a healthy self in the therapeutic process. Ultimately, this is what lays the foundation for the therapeutic relationship. Self awareness and self acceptance of the therapists’ own self is a critical component in the use of self. However, because we too are human, we have to be aware of, and manage, our own experiences, emotions and reactions so as not to contaminate the therapeutic experience for our clients. Participants will learn that the more we understand and accept our own stories and life experiences, the more we are able to assist our clients in understanding and accepting their stories and life experiences. This introspective and self reflective training will provide attendees with the opportunity to better understand themselves, the way they practice, and how this impacts the therapeutic alliance. Participants are encouraged to bring a photograph of themselves as a child or teenager.
1) Participants will better understand why they entered the profession.
2) Participants will be able to identify at least three new areas of personal insight that will increase their self acceptance.
3) Participants will be able to identify four ways in which they can increase the therapeutic alliance and safety.
9:00 – 10:15 Connecting to Your Story
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:00 Personal Awareness and Understanding Discussion/Activities
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch – On your own
1:00 – 2:15 Personal Awareness and Understanding Discussion/Activities
2:15 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 4:00 Principles to Enhance Therapeutic Alliance and Safety
Wasatch Mental Health
1250 East State Rd 198
Payson, UT 84651
(One block East of Mountain View Hospital on the South side of the road)
Participants earn up to 6 CE contact hours.*
*Play therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.
APT approved provider #98036