Play occupies an important place in the emotional lives of children and is a significant format for communicating their feelings and experiences to their therapists.
Two sessions of this workshop will focus on play as an expressive medium and on ways school-based support team members can understand children’s play and use it to foster resilience. Case examples of play-based treatment in schools and ways the treatment helped students to establish resilience and improve their behavior will be discussed.
Parents and school staff are involved in raising, supporting, and training children and are also key initiators in referring students for mental health services. They are often frustrated with the behavior of the children they refer and exhausted from the effort of working with them. We need the adults in children’s lives to be allies in helping children gain resilience, yet they often have goals at odds with the goals of treatment. This workshop will describe successful relationships between school-based support staff and the other adults in the lives of the children with whom we work.
October 28, 2021
November 4, 18, 2021
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Early registration – $120
After 10/15 – $140
Jill Bellinson, Ph.D.
Jill Bellinson, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City, working with children, adolescents, and adults. She trained at the William Alanson White Institute, where she was one of the founders of the Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training Program and continues to serve as faculty and supervisor. She supports new therapists by supervising in clinical psychology doctoral programs and postgraduate training programs in the New York City area, including Adelphi University’s Postgraduate Child Therapy Program. She has served as psychological consultant to many agencies over the past 30 years, including schools and clinical treatment programs serving children from birth to teens. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy and author of Children’s Use of Board Games in Psychotherapy as well as numerous papers about understanding and treating children and adults.
Adelphi University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Adelphi University maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Adelphi University, Derner School of Psychology, is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0024 and by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0607 and by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0185 and by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0083.
This continuing education seminar, seminar instructor/s, and the Postgraduate Programs as the seminar’s sponsor, receive no commercial support for the content of instruction (e.g., research grants funding research findings etc.), or benefit for endorsement of products (e.g., books, training, drugs, etc.) that are known to present a conflict of interest.
Full refunds are issued for cancellations made up to 7 working days before the event. Cancellations of less than 7 days for any reason, or no-shows are not refunded. Credit towards a future event/workshop are issued for cancellations less than 7 days and up to 24 hours before the event. No credit is issued for cancellations less than 24 hours before the events or no-shows.