Thu, Mar 21|
Barceló Playa Tambor Hotel
Retreat in Costa Rica (32 CE Credit Hours): Integrating Play Therapy and Expressive Arts
Earn 32 CE Credit Hours (APT #20-602 and APTI #15-001) by immersing yourself in the world of play, art and creative expression. A training program presented by Isabella Cassina (Switzerland), Claudio Mochi (Italy) and Sylvia Ketelhohn (Costa Rica).
Time & Location
Mar 21, 2024, 9:00 AM CST – Mar 24, 2024, 5:00 PM CST
Barceló Playa Tambor Hotel, Puntarenas Province, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
About the Event
The retreat training program is divided into three sequential moments that allow immersion in the world of play, art and creative expression. By the end of the training program, participants will have an overview of the broad and multifaceted field of play therapy and the practical tools that will enable them to develop sessions by using the transformative and healing powers of play and expressive arts in therapy.
The training program begins with a day devoted to the use of expressive arts in play therapy. For this purpose, after an introduction to the field of play therapy, the neuroscientific assumptions for using the therapeutic powers of play and expressive arts in therapy will be explored; situations and populations with which their use is ideal and the most common limits in application with children, families, and groups will also be discussed. The day is enriched by practicing a variety of play therapy techniques.
The second day allows participants to explore the realm of expressive arts through firsthand practice of a variety of playful and creative materials and introspective activities. It will be possible to experiment with the use of miniatures and sand, painting, modeling materials, movement, dance and music. Exploration will take place in a cozy and pristine natural setting.
Day 3 & 4:
The third and fourth days offer an integrative perspective. The trainers will present a series of activities in the recommended sequence for immediate use in daily work and invite participants to conduct practices with individualized feedback. We will address the development of an individual and group session integrating play therapy and expressive arts, what elements need to be considered in preparing the setting, and how to select tools and activities. We will also give space to how to use play and expressive arts for one’s own wellbeing as a professional.
A retreat in collaboration with Centro de Estudios e Investigación de Artes Expresivas Latinoamérica (AELat) de ASART.
Info & registration: http://www.asart-ca.org/play-therapy-and-expressive-arts/