1.5 Continuing Education Credits are provided and are approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) as a recorded session.
Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship.
Human Growth and Development
Social and Cultural Foundations
Games are an effective tool for clinicians to build rapport with clients. They can be so much more than that though too. When used effectively, they are a powerful therapeutic tool. This course covers common pitfalls and benefits to using games in therapy. Case examples and practical applications are discussed for various diagnoses and in a recorded video format.
Areas of focus for the course will include the impact of using games with minors in a 1:1 setting. From there, how to select the right game for the client and a clinical example is used. Research on the current understanding of the effects of game use in therapy are discussed to understand why games can be effective. The clinical use of these strategies, specific games used, will be shared by Dr. Rachel Hughes throughout this course.
Workshop attendees can expect to:
Objective 1) Articulate why theory-driven game use in therapy supports better client outcomes
Objective 2) Plan and structure a session with a client using a game therapeutically
Objective 3) Identify at least three symptoms or challenges that games have been used to address with children
Objective 4) Identify 6 steps for using games therapeutically with efficacy
1) Introductions, Disclaimers, Learning Objectives
2) Why we love games
3) Current Research
a. Social Skills
b. Family Connectedness
c. ADHD Symptoms
4) More than Rapport
5) The 6 steps
a. Identify your therapeutic goal for the clients
b. Break down the goal into bite-sized pieces
c. Start thinking through what game might meet your objective
d. Evaluate goodness of fit critically
e. Design your rough session outline
f. Plan the debriefing conversation
a. The Takeaway
c. Contact information
Other Course Information: Partial credit/partial attendance is not allowed for this course.
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National Provider Number (NPI): 1366805905
Washington State License Number: LF60774478
Dr. Rachel Hughes specializes in supporting families with neurodivergent, gender questioning, and transgender kids and teens to build a collaborative and accepting family culture as a family therapist. They are the primary clinician and CEO of Connect Counseling and Consulting where they use therapeutic game interventions to work on treatment goals. They received their PhD in Medical Family Therapy from Saint Louis University and has completed a certification to become a therapeutic game master.
University of Colorado: Advanced Specialization in Medical Family Therapy
Saint Louis University: PhD in Medical Family Therapy
Appalachian State University: MA in Marriage and Family Therapy with certificates in Addiction Counseling and Expressive Arts Therapy
LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS:
State of Washington, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LF60774478
State of Washington, Child Mental Health Specialist, Active
State of Washington, Approved Supervisor
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, Approved Supervisor
NATIONAL BOARD OF CERTIFIED COUNSELORS (NBCC)
Counselor’s Choice Award has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education
Provider, ACEP No. 7344. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.
Counselor’s Choice Award is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS
Counselor's Choice Award Continuing Education is an National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Washington State Chapter Approved Continuing Education Provider and offers approved clock hours for events that meet Washington State CE Counselors requirements. This workshop has been approved for CEs by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. (Provider #1975-490)
OKLAHOMA STATE BOARD OF LICENSED ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELORS
Counselor's Choice Award Continuing Education is an Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and offers OSBLADC-approved clock hours for events that meet Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. (Provider #20230154)
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Provider Contact Information
Phone: +1 (425) 931-5336
Mail: 3516 NE 75th St #8, Seattle, Washington, 98115, USA