Cancer and Play Therapy: Working with Children Affected by a Loved One's Cancer
This presentation and discussion are specifically focused on play therapy perspectives and interventions for children affected by a loved one’s cancer. Attendees will broaden their clinical understanding of how cancer affects their clients’ emotional lives and play.
Presenter: Katie Maynard, MSW, LICSW
Date: Friday, March 15th, 2019
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Location: Saturn Building
3417 Evanston Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
Register here: https://seattleplaytherapy.com/product/cancer-and-play-therapy-working-with-children-affected-by-a-loved-ones-cancer/
Description: Cancer touches every play therapist eventually. Even if oncology or illness is not our clinical focus, the children and families we work with will be affected by cancer in their family, school, or social circle. While every cancer experience is unique, there are common themes and psychosocial impacts that should inform our play therapy practice.
This presentation and discussion are specifically focused on play therapy perspectives and interventions for children affected by a loved one’s cancer. Attendees will broaden their clinical understanding of how cancer affects their clients’ emotional lives and play. We will discuss the appropriate play therapy approach to the different aspects of the cancer journey, from diagnosis to treatment, to ‘watch and wait’, to survivorship. Relevant case study, professional insight, and research findings will supply real-world tools to enhance your play therapy practice.
After the training, participants will be able to:
1. List the psychosocial impacts of the cancer experience, influenced by the developmental level and cultural lens
2. Identify common play themes and special considerations for play therapy interventions
3. Demonstrate appropriate and culturally sensitive ways to structure family involvement in play therapy interventions
4. Utilize cancer-specific resources and learning opportunities for play therapists’ continued professional growth in this area
Bio: Katie Maynard is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with 19 years of counseling experience in the Seattle area. Katie’s therapeutic approach is tailored to the individual and family and includes treatment with empirical evidence such as child-centered play therapy, expressive arts, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Katie has experience counseling youth, adults, and families in educational, medical, and community mental health settings, such as Central Youth and Family Services, Children’s Hospital, Youth Eastside Services, Cancer Lifeline, The Gathering Place, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/SCCA.
For questions or cancellations:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance of the training date/time will receive a full refund, less a processing fee of $10. Cancellations made less than 24 hours may be charged up to the full fee depending on circumstances.
*CEUs applicable to those working towards the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential. This program has been approved for CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists by the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work as well.
APT Approved Provider 18-545