Professionals in every
child-centered discipline across our country agree that as the years have
passed, children are finding themselves in more complex situations. Children are
being identified with more severe diagnoses at an earlier age, and possess less
coping mechanisms. Children are identified in our schools and offices with
ever-increasing complex or multiple psychiatric disorders. They find themselves
in unprecedented difficult home and family circumstances. They have a scope of
pathologies and life situations that challenge the very therapeutic capacity of
our ability to treat. More of these children are entering their pre-adolescence
with unresolved dilemmas and ongoing crises, having acquired maladaptive
behaviors and carrying one or more diagnoses, and are experiencing repeated
failure in home, school and community. Our counseling agencies and systems are
constantly seeking effective counseling responses and treatment modalities for
these children. Most counselors use some form of play therapy with children and
pre-teens; however, many have decided that child-directed play therapy alone is
not enough to reach, treat and resolve the difficult issues facing children
today. Experienced counselors have discovered that a diverse range of methods
and modalities are the treatment of choice with children. Some have learned to
merge the effectiveness of the play therapy environment with traditional talk
therapies in response to the variety of childhood dilemmas and situations.
This seminar combines the effectiveness of the play therapy environment with a
variety of clinical techniques proven and effective with thousands of children.
Learn from a counselor/teacher who has treated these difficult children for over
three decades. His unique techniques are grounded in sound clinical theory and
have been gathered through face-to-face interaction. Mr. White will present over
two dozen learn today/use tomorrow techniques and strategies. He will expertly
teach how to effectively respond to Reactive Attachment Disorder, Sex Abuse,
Mood Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders and other disorders of our time.
Participants will also learn how to reduce a child's fears of counseling,
establish the therapeutic relationship and strengthen the child/counselor
connection throughout the treatment process. Mr. White will demonstrate effect
responses to aggression, self-esteem enhancement and reducing the effects of
depression. He will teach effective problem resolution skills, ways to help
resistant children and many other child-friendly counseling techniques. Methods
in all phases of child treatment will be covered. Participants will leave this
seminar prepared to be more effective with their very next client and with
techniques that can be used every day for the remainder of their professional
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Learn two dozen unique tools and techniques in four major clinical
categories: relationships, behavior, feelings and thinking
- Learn methods to reach and teach children by impacting how they solve
problems and make decisions
- Learn to more effectively engage difficult diagnosis clients such as ODD,
Bipolar, ADHD, and Reactive Attachment Disorder
- Develop strategies and methods for success with hard-to-reach children in
short- or long-term therapy inpatient or outpatient environments
- Acquire a working knowledge of Play Therapy and clinical counseling
- Add to your existing toolbox of counseling skills and techniques
- Learn methods to connect your treatment goals with a child's play needs
- Learn over two dozen original strategies and techniques to use in Play
- Learn to be more effective with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disordered, Oppositional Defiant Disordered, Depressed, Reactive Attachment
Disordered, Obsessive-Compulsive and other hard-to-reach children
- Learn unprecedented methods of helping children cope with aggression,
decision making and problem solving
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Paul R. White, LCSW,
is a licensed clinical social worker with over 34 years of experience counseling
children. He is an internationally recognized therapist, consultant and author.
Since 1983, he has had a full-time private practice counseling children and
families in Rockford, Illinois. In addition to his individual, group and family
therapy, Mr. White has consulted and supervised with public and private
agencies, schools and residential settings. He is uniquely qualified to teach
therapy with children to his peers. Mr. White began his career with children in
1970 as a supervisor of five teams of VISTA Volunteers on three southwest Native
American reservations. His Tulane University graduate courses, field placements
and thesis research were directed at his primary professional goal, face-to-face
interaction with children. Following graduate school in 1972, he worked as a
front-line Case Worker with the Illinois Department of Children and Family
Services, a direct service counselor with the Illinois Department of Mental
Health and University of Illinois Division of Specialized Care for Children.
During his many years of direct work with children, he has developed numerous
unique aids and techniques that assisted him in teaching children to cope with
stress, express feelings and to solve problems. Two of these have found their
way into publication. The first is a disk and manual for group therapists'
entitled Sebastian and the Anger Dial. The second is his book,
CLAYtherapy: A Manual of Therapeutic Applications of Clay with Children.
Recently, in June 2004, he presented a paper on CLAYtherapy to the World
Congress of Child Play Therapy and Child Psychotherapy in London, England.
Mr. White provides seminars on Play Therapy, clinical techniques, anger and
other children's issues across the country. He welcomes suggestions or questions
about his seminars and books and their applications in child-centered
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"This has been, by far, the best and most informative seminar I have ever
attended! I literally learned new, innovative techniques every 2-3 minutes. Paul
White changed the way I practice therapy." - Abrina Schnurman-Crook, PhD,
CPC, Roanoke, Virginia
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- School Social Workers
- Social Workers
- Play Therapists
- Licensed Clinical Counselors
- School Guidance Counselors
- School Psychologists
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Art Therapists
- Child and Family Counselors
- Child Welfare
- Case Workers
- Psychiatric Nurses
- Hospital Pediatric Counselors
- Hospice Counselors
- Adoption Counselors
This seminar qualifies for 6
continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local
licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and
certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for
specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing,
approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered
Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
This program has been approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification
for 6 clock hours of continuing education (approval #5948163688).
Cross Country Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education
by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American
Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider #044013109,
this course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to
sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Cross Country Education
maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6
CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for
psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on
the APA guidelines.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing,
provider #50-466. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™)
and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
(NBCC Provider #5904) The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the
program. Six (6) contact (clock) hours are being awarded for completion of this
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Behavioral
Sciences to provide continuing education in California (approval # PCE 3359).
Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for
MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Licensed social workers in other states should contact their individual state
jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for
Cross Country Education is an APT Approved Provider 07-194 to offer continuing
education for Play Therapists. This seminar is offered for 6 Contact hours.
This program has been approved by the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for
Social Workers for 6 continuing education hours (Approval #A-1207-24).
This program has been submitted to the State of Nevada Board of Examiner for
Marriage & Family Therapist for pre-approval of 6 contact hours.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-In 7:30 AM
Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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