Interventions for Family and Child Therapy: Using Stories and Children’s Therapy Books (3HR)
Families face considerable and unique challenges such as addiction, domestic violence, trauma, grief, community violence, and economic struggles. Unique challenges require tailored interventions that children’s therapy books can offer to meet the needs of the family and children.
Because of this, areas of focus will include the “Do and Don’t” of using therapy books, how to teach caregivers to use therapy books with their families, understanding risks, and going through a piece of example sessions using a therapy book with a child in three different om one-on-one sessions. Books on caregiver addiction, grief, and building self-confidence are used as examples. Clinical interventions and strategies for using written stories are discussed.
Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Identify ways to measure successful interventions
- Identify research supporting the use of stories and therapy books in benefiting clients.
- Identify obstacles to using stories and therapy books and how to avoid them.
- Determine how to select and use a book at an appropriate engagement and maturity level for the client.
- Teach caregivers how to use stories in a healing way.
- Determine the risks of using stories and children’s therapy books.
This course qualifies for 3 CE hours of General Skill Building and Evidence-Based Practices.