Assessing Child-Caregiver Relationships and Attachment Styles When Implementing Play Therapy Services

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Date Oct 23, 2014
Time 01:00 PM EDT
Cost $49.00
How do these children attach to their caregivers? Play therapists need to answer this question before trying to build effective treatment plans.

Full Description:
Children are often provided individual and group play therapy services dependent on their presenting issues/diagnosis(es) reported by the caregiver. However, the relationship between the caregiver and child can sometimes be part of the problem. Research (Martin, Snow, Sullivan, 2006) states that if the clinician does not assess the attachment style of the child-caregiver relationship prior to initiating services, the child may attach to the therapist.  

The goal of this webinar is to enable clinicians to properly assess the attachment relationship between the caregiver and child prior to beginning play therapy services in order to determine the security of the relationship. Dr. Dugan will demonstrate how to use a decision tree model to build treatment plans that best fit the results of the attachment style assessments.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Describe secure and insecure attachment styles between child and caregiver
Analyze assessments used by play therapists to determine attachment styles 
Apply the decision tree model to determine appropriate play therapy interventions when the child-caregiver relationship is problematic
Identify problems that can occur in play therapy when the clinician has not done a proper assessment of the child-caregiver attachment style 

Your Presenter:
ERIN DUGAN, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S, is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. In addition to her clinical work with families, Dr. Dugan is an Associate Professor in the Rehabilitation Counseling Department at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and serves as the Interim Department Head of the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling as well as the Interim Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs in the School of Allied Health Professions at LSUHSC. As a leader in the field of play therapy, Dr. Dugan has presented both nationally and internationally at professional conferences.

Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Play Therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Educators


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