Play therapy has a primary purpose: to serve the child’s healing process through the use of skilled relationship and materials which are natural to the child’s world. In this relationship, children explore what their experiences have felt like, not the facts and details of the events. There may be no words for what a child has felt. As adults, we learn to use language efficiently to name and identify our experiences. But there are still many experiences which remain outside the constructs of words, especially for children. To use words too soon tells the child who is suffering
Religion is often controversial and associated with contentious debate and social exclusion. How a
Join us for food, drinks, and games, including an exciting raffle!
Come join fellow colleagues and make new friends at an Alliance-sponsored karaoke night! Plan on having a few laughs and taking a break from the everyday. We'll cover the cost of the room and all you have to bring is yourself and money for beverages.
Who? Alliance Members
Where? Rockbox on Capitol Hill
When? Friday, March 31st at 6:45pm
This training offers practical, experiential learning opportunities for those who are currently leading or hope to lead Balint groups. It is also appropriate for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the method and reap its benefits through a concentrated experience. Small group sessions are led by two faculty members who are credentialed Balint leaders. Each session includes a Balint group followed by debriefing of group process and leader interventions. Participants have the opportunity to practice leading Balint groups and receive feedback on their leadership skills.
Suicide represents a major public health concern and frequent reason for seeking mental health treatment. Despite the frequency of this problem, clinicians may feel uncomfortable assessing, managing and treating suicidal clients or providing consultation to colleagues working with suicidal clients.