Wilma's Social Workshops - Building skills to support families

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Seriously Playful; Interventions from Play & Expressive Therapies

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This 2 Day workshop is packed with experiential learning. Be prepared to get your hands dirty, while you will be taken through the steps to facilitate Interventions from Play & Expressive Therapies. Play Therapy interventions are best suited for children 4-12 years old. Strategies from Expressive Therapies  are suited for children as well as teenagers.

You will learn a framework to safely and sensitively introduce, facilitate and unpack activities with a focus on drawing, sand tray work and therapeutic cards and how to adapt activities to the (developmental) age of children or adolescentsWe will look briefly at how to use imaginary play to connect with and to explore experiences as seen through the eyes of children. 

You will learn to develop and maintain a child-focussed, strength-based therapeutic stance. 
We will practice sensory strategies to help children and young people regulate strong feelings, (re)connect with themselves and develop confidence.
On the second day we will focus on integrating interventions from Play and Expressive Therapies into your own daily practice and how to balance exploring feelings and experiences with Duty of Care issues.

For who: This workshop is suitable for people who work directly with children and teenagers in a variety of settings, such as social workers, counsellors, psychologists, outreach workers, in home support workers, chaplains etc.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop you will:
  • Have an understanding of the framework for facilitating interventions from play and expressive therapies
  • Have experienced the power and benefits of a child-focused, strength-based therapeutic stance
  • Have experienced and practised a range of interventions from Play and Expressive therapies
  • Have insight in why and how sensory interventions can assist children and teenagers to express & connect with themselves.
  • Be able to identify ways to create a safe therapeutic environment with and for children & adolescents
  • Be able to understand how to integrate interventions from play & expressive therapies into your daily counselling practice
  • Be able to adapt the level of structure and direction during sessions to the needs of the child or adolescents
  • Be able to adapt the use of expressive mediums to the (developmental) age of the child or adolescents


Perth Metro (Yanchep to Mandurah) $325

Regional $375   

For any questions, please contact Wilma on wilma@wilmassocialworkshops.com.au or call 0429 163 357
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