010. Sandtray Therapy with Traumatized Adolescents
Traumatized adolescents need a therapeutic experience that is physically, emotionally, and spiritually safe with a psychologist or licensed mental health professional. The therapeutic distance and kinesthetic nature of sandtray therapy help them process intrapsychic pain and experience abreaction in a safe environment. The psychological and neurobiological effects of trauma and the neurotherapeutic benefit of sandtray will be discussed. For traumatized teens, verbalizing pain may not only be incredibly difficult but also neurologically hampered. A projective means of therapeutic expression, such as sandtray therapy, would be essential. Sandtray therapy has both psychotherapeutic and neurotherapeutic benefits. Additionally, since all traumas involve an overwhelming of the senses, and the diagnostic criteria of the DSM-5 for PTSD are largely sensory-based, the treatment of trauma should be sensory-based. Sandtray therapy uniquely provides this. This workshop will explore trauma and the practical application of sandtray as a therapeutic medium using a PowerPoint-based lecture and photo examples of sandtray materials and case studies.
- Discuss the neurobiological effects of trauma and the neurotherapeutic benefits of sandtray therapy
- Identify the basic materials used by psychologists and licensed mental health professionals in sandtray therapy
- Develop strategies involved in the process of doing sandtray therapy
070. Hope-focused Suicide Prevention: Risk Assessment Tools, Intervention Skills, and Survivor Support
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030. Addiction, Substance Abuse, and Compulsive Behavior: Assessment, Treatment, and Effective Tools for Recovery
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Addiction and other compulsive behaviors have devastating effects on individuals, families, communities, and cultures. Biological, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions of persons are involved in the progression...
022. Rising Together: Christian Counselors and Clergy Serving as Human Rights Advocates for Communities of Color
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Recent data suggest an increase in the number of African-Americans seeking therapy. There are also reports that African-Americans are terminating therapy early. Additional research is needed to understand both the increase...
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary The focus of this workshop will be on “moral injury” in the setting of moderate to severe trauma. Moral injury is a relatively new term in the psychological world, although it is closely related to what used to be called...