Crisis Work with Children, Families, and Communities: Exploring the Power of Play and Expressive Therapies In and Out of the Playroom

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Crisis Work with Children, Families, and Communities: Exploring the Power of Play and Expressive Therapies In and Out of the Playroom

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Crisis Work with Children, Families, and Communities: Exploring the Power of Play and Expressive Therapies In and Out of the Playroom

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This webinar and book launch is an opportunity to approach the application of the transformative and healing power of play and expressive therapies in working with children, families, and communities in crisis settings in and out of the playroom. A series of theoretical and visual inputs via images from the field will lead participants to reflect on key aspects of working in challenging and vulnerable contexts.

Date: May 21, 2023

Time: 3:00 – 4:30PM New York; 9:00 – 10:30PM Switzerland/Italy; 7:00 – 8:30AM New Zealand (May 22, 2023)

Event Details

This webinar and book launch is presented by 3 authors and emphasizes the transformative and healing power of play and expressive therapies in working with children, families, and communities in crisis settings internationally. The afternoon begins with a brief presentation of the book as a whole (who are the 7 authors from Switzerland, Italy, USA, UK, and Australia, what are the main topics covered, and what is the common thread of the text) and the introduction of Play Therapy sector. Afterwards, a series of theoretical and visual inputs via images from the authors’ field work will be shared. The participants will be lead to reflect on the need for a process-oriented approach to working in challenging and vulnerable contexts. An approach that involves the largest number of actors on the ground, includes play and expressive therapies at multiple stages and levels of the intervention, and extends beyond the therapy rooms. In the last part of the webinar participants will be involved in activities that include play and movement and stimulate creativity. There will be time for questions.

Speakers

Isabella Cassina, MA, TPS, CAGS, PhD Candidate, is a Social Worker specializing in Migration and International Cooperation at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. She is registered Therapeutic Play Specialist with the Association for Play Therapy Italy APTI and holds a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Expressive Arts Therapy. From 2006 she served as a Humanitarian Worker in a variety of countries around the world. Her doctoral studies are oriented toward the use of Play Therapy and expressive arts in crisis work. Isabella is an International Speaker, Head of Project Management, and Trainer at the INA International Academy for Play Therapy (www.crisisplaytherapy.com). She published several articles and books including the psychoeducational book for children “The magic home. A displaced boy finds a way to feel better” (USA: LHP 2020).

Steve Harvey, PhD, BC-DMT, RPT-S™, RDT is an adjunct faculty member in the Clinical Psychology department at the University of Guam. He worked as the Consultant Psychologist with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Prior to becoming involved in the mental health profession, he was active in improvisational dramatic/dance performance. Steve is registered with the American Dance, Drama, and Play Therapy Associations and has been an active contributor in the integration of all the expressive modalities in Play Therapy. He has lead workshops in family play therapy internationally for the last 30 years. He is currently presenting and publishing Arts-Based Research using Physical Storytelling in cross cultural contexts. He and his wife Connor Kelly are leading ongoing projects addressing the emotional communication of tragedies across the Pacific Islands and an online international response to COVID.

Claudio Mochi, MA, RP, RPT-S™, is a Clinical Psychologist, Child and Adolescents Psychotherapist, and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor™ with the Association for Play Therapy APT, United States. He specializes in Emergency interventions and trauma with 20 years of international field experience in Disaster Mental Health (among the countries, he worked in Kosovo, Serbia and Montenegro, Iran, Palestine, Pakistan, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Haiti, Nigeria, Venezuela, and India). He presented and trained professionals in Play Therapy related topics in 6 Continents and over 20 Countries. Claudio is the Founder of the Association for Play Therapy Italy APTI, President and Director of the training program of the INA International Academy for Play Therapy in Switzerland (www.crisisplaytherapy.com). He published several articles and books including “Beyond the clouds: An autoethnographic research exploring good practice in crisis settings” (USA: LHP 2022).

Curator

Isabella Cassina

This event is free for IACAET Registered members.

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Sun, May 21, 2023 @ 03:00 PM (EDT) to
Sun, May 21, 2023 @ 04:30 AM (EDT)
 

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