Children begin forming beliefs about themselves early in life. Due to the pressures of competition, school achievement and the like, children are at high risk of developing low self-esteem. This results from the child having a poor self-image caused by a number of factors in their environment. The relationship of self-esteem to school achievement, crime, violence, and suicide emphasizes the need to help enhance a child’s self-esteem. When children have a high level of self-esteem, they are more confident, happy and sure of themselves. This workshop will cover facts about self-esteem, how play therapy can help enhance it, and also what parents and teachers can do to protect it. There will be experiential work in this seminar, as well as video presentations.
- Learn the various other types of disorders that may be seen in the PDD spectrum.
- Learn how to use a play to help the child communicate his/her difficulties.
- Participants will learn how to use a combination of non- directive and directive approaches to help build social skills.
- Participants will review the characteristics and abilities of children with PDD, and learn how to modify the play therapy for each individual.