About this Event:
Date: July 17, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM-3:30 PM (Central Time). To check your local time zone, please visit: Time Zone Converter
Location: Live Online Workshop
Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT (Association for Play Therapy) for 3 CONTACT CE Hours. Let’s Play Therapy Institute is an APT Approved Provider 20-609.
PLEASE NOTE: All participants must have their camera on, and name clearly displayed the entire workshop. Participants will be required to complete an evaluation and post-test immediately upon conclusion of the workshop to receive credit for contact hours. The CE certificate is awarded to those who attend the entire webinar.
Please register for this event only if you can attend live. A recording is not included in the ticket purchase. For those who cannot attend at this date and time, there will be a recording available for purchase for non-contact CEs at letsplaytherapy.org .
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The Neurodiversity Affirmative movement continues to promote acceptance and new perspectives on being differently wired. As play therapy embraces the natural language of children, it can also be used to support the executive functioning skills of neurodivergent gamers. Video games in play therapy can be used to facilitate such executive function skills as stress management, task initiation, and self-regulation.
Video games can use a gamer’s metaphors to teach moral development, creative problem solving, and working memory directly and indirectly. This bridging of worlds using video games in play therapy can increase acceptance and self-compassion of being different, something the neurodivergent community greatly needs.
- Identify and describe executive function skills related to neurodivergent gamers in play therapy using video games.
- Describe 3-5 directive and nondirective play therapy interventions to promote executive function skills using video games.
- Demonstrate how to use specific video games or online tools to support individual executive function skill development.
About the Presenter:
Boontarika Sripom, MA is a therapy-informed life coach. Her work focuses on coaching using archetypes and understanding the cognition of the differently wired, specifically highly sensitive, creative, and gamer folks. She believes knowledge, guidance, and compassion leads to insights, individual acceptance, and empowerment to change.
Boonie is a former preschool teacher, paraprofessional in special education, Outreach Counselor Intern, and College Counselor for creative students. She earned her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Her favorite games are Age of Empires, World of Warcraft, and Minecraft. She is currently playing Fortnite, Animal Crossing, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
For more information on Boonie’s work visit, http://www.organizedmesses.com/
Graduate level mental health students & licensed mental health practitioners. This seminar is a beginning level course. This workshop is appropriate for licensed and pre-licensed mental health professionals, including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. Play therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.
Please note that the Association for Play Therapy (APT) alone holds the right to accept or deny any continuing education training at its discretion.
It is the responsibility of each professional to check with their state or national licensing board to obtain continuing education credit for this seminar. Most state and national licensing boards will approve continuing education courses which cover clinical topics, practice management skills, legal and ethical responsibilities and stress management. It is your responsibility as the license/certificate holder to be aware of and abide by the continuing education rules and guidelines set forth by your licensing board.
Schedule (Times in Central Time Zone):
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Neurodivergent Umbrella & Executive Function Skills
Executive Function Skills in Video Games
Video Games and online tools
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No refunds will be issued 7 days before the event. If an event is cancelled by Let’s Play Therapy Institute, the registrant will receive a full refund (Please Note: Eventbrite fees are non-refundable).
Financial: Boontarika Sripom has an employment relationship with Organized Messes. She receives a speaking honorarium from Let’s Play Therapy Institute, LLC.
Non-financial: Boontarika Sripom has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.