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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Thursday, November 6 • 10:00am - 5:15pm
Healing the Fury of Children & Adolescents: Creative Play Therapy Interventions

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In recent years, considerable focus has been placed on the attachment and trauma histories of youth who commit acts of violence. Aggression in children is multi-determined and not fully understood, but among its contributing factors are the threads of biology, including genetic factors and neurobiology, personality, family, social, and cultural issues that are woven together in a complex developmental tapestry. This all-day workshop will provide a summary of the current knowledge about these contributing factors, demonstrating the relationship between play therapy interventions and the research that informs them. Based on clinical experience in both private practice and residential treatment settings, the presenter will discuss an integrative approach consisting of non-directive Child-Centered Play Therapy and directive strategies that promote healing and change. In particular, participants will learn the key components of an attachment security intervention through the didactics of fostering the therapist's perceptivity and observation skills. There will be hands-on opportunities to try out the presented strategies, as well as other experiential learning activities to further conceptual clarity. This workshop is intended to help therapists explore the healing power of brief interactions (relationship moments) in their therapeutic practice.

Eligible for APT continuing education credits


David A. Crenshaw, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S

David A. Crenshaw, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S, is the clinical director of the Children's Home of Poughkeepsie and faculty associate at Johns Hopkins University. He is past president of the New York Association for Play Therapy, past president of the Hudson Valley Psychological Association, a board certified clinical psychologist, and a fellow of APA, and of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychology. David is also a registered play therapy... Read More →

Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Pratt Institute 144 W 14th St, New York, NY