Graduate Counseling Blog
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Fellow mental health providers, do you agree with the following statements?
- “I believe in the importance of working with young children and their families. I often encounter family issues when I work with young children, and I often encounter issues with young children when I work with families…”
- “…but the idea of working with families with young children is discomforting, and I’d like more training on ways to integrate play therapy and family therapy to help this population.”
If so, you are not alone, because these are exactly the issues and concerns that have been reported by play therapy and family therapy practitioners in a variety of research studies (Haslam & Harris, 2011; Kranz, Kottman, & Lund, 1998; Johnson & Thomas, 1999; Ryan, Gomory, & Lacasse, 2002; Tsai & Ray, 2011). Come join us at JBU’s Family Therapy Conference on Friday, April 11 to learn more about how to integrate play-based methods in order to work more effectively with families with young children!
Nick Cornett, PhD, LMFT, LPC, Registered Play Therapist, is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Counseling program at JBU. For more information on the Family Therapy Conference, click here.