Engaging Teens Creatively with Play Therapy – October 4, 2024 – Live/Virtual


This play therapy training is offered Live In-Person (3-Contact CE’s) and Virtual via Zoom (3 Live-Webinar CE’s).

Therapy with teens involves adaptive techniques to address various presenting symptoms while considering an adolescent’s developmental level and establishing strong rapport. Play Therapy Adaptation for Teens with Creative Interventions is an informational and experiential training that provides therapists the opportunity to gain skills for the therapy room when working with adolescent clients. The training provides therapists various considerations to assess a teen’s readiness for therapy and levels of parent involvement. Creative interventions, a focus on client’s strengths, and integrating the therapist’s modalities will be explored to generate new approaches for the therapy room when working with this population. Therapists will identify complications they have experienced in working with teens that may be impacting the therapeutic relationship. Participants will we be taught creative interventions for building rapport, addressing self-esteem, approaching social relationships, and exploring negative cognitions.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain how to identify and assess a teen’s readiness for therapy and opportunities for parent involvement.
  2. Identify complications experienced in working with teens that may be impacting the therapeutic relationship.
  3. Utilize the therapist’s modalities and adapt play therapy into creative interventions.
  4. Demonstrate creative interventions and provide small group experiential practice.

Cristina Alvarez joined the Center for Counseling and Family Relationships in 2018. She earned her Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Cristina became Licensed as a Professional Counselor in 2018. Her background includes counseling in a private university setting where she helped college students cope and adapt with life transitions and as a crisis counselor for children in schools.

Cristina believes in using the strengths and resources of each client. She enjoys seeing clients set and attain their goals through the counseling relationship and using creative resources. Cristina helps clients to explore areas of their life at their own pace.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
This training is non-refundable unless cancelled by training provider. The event will be cancelled if fewer than 6 participants.

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