Workshops

Play-Based Engagement, Rapport Building, and Assessment Techniques for Children

ID: 1045WEB

This webinar will explore play & art-based activities and techniques for engagement, rapport building, and assessment with children ages 6-17. We will review the concepts of attunement, attachment, co-regulation and the importance of the therapeutic relationship. Participants will learn child & adolescent friendly ways to explore important content areas during the assessment phase of therapy. Participants will have the opportunity to explore many of these play & art-based assessment activities experientially. [Elective for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate]


Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 Clinical

Instructor: Crystal Zelman, LCSW, CCLS, RPT-S
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar


Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain engagement and rapport building through the lens of attachment
  • Describe the main goals and considerations for assessment
  • Utilize a variety of play and art based techniques for engagement, rapport building, and assessment with children and adolescents

    Webinar Outline

    10:00 am Welcome/Introduction

    10:05 am Psychoeducation

  • Main goals of initial sessions with children
  • Importance of building rapport and the therapeutic relationship
  • Applying Maslow's Hierarchy of needs
  • Engagement and rapport building through the Lens Attachment
  • Attunement and co-regulation between caregivers and children
  • Goals for assessment

    11:20 am Engagement & Assessment Play & Art Techniques that Cover the Content Areas

  • Activities & Interests
  • School
  • Friendships & Peer Relationships
  • Self-Awareness & Feelings
  • Home Situation & Family Relations

    12:50 pm Conclusion/Q&A

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

    Content Level

    Beginner - Intermediate

    Webinar Completion Requirements

    To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

    System Requirements

    • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
    • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

    About the Instructor

    Crystal Zelman, LCSW, CCLS, RPT-S, is a licensed clinical social worker, certified child life specialist, and registered play therapist supervisor. She has been supporting children & families for over 15 years, and owns a private practice in Denville, NJ called Morris County Play Therapy. She has many years experience working with children who have a parent with cancer, children who are grieving the loss of a loved one, as well as children and families in Early Intervention. She has a passion for providing clinical support & case consultation to clinicians pursuing their play therapy certification.

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