Title: Black Students Matter: Play Therapy Techniques to Support Black Students Experiencing Racial Trauma
CEs: 6 APT Non-Contact Self-Study CEs
Black children are dealing with high levels of racial stressors, and many of them happen in schools. Therefore, play therapy with Black children must include engaging teachers and caregivers into play therapy treatment. This book encourages play therapists to use a racial trauma lens when integrating play therapy with Black children of all ages. Using play themes and case studies, the book explores the use of seminal play therapy theories to integrate into individual, family and group play therapy sessions with Black children and the adults in their lives. Special attention is spent on school play therapy and ways to engage educators in play therapy with Black students to address impaired teacher-student relationships. Over 30 unique play therapy interventions are provided for art, music and sand tray activities rooted in cultural traditions and activities to further empower Black children and families to preserve their mental health in the face of racial trauma.
Describe play therapy interventions to introduce dialogue around race in the playroom
Discuss play therapy seminal theories to address racial trauma in Black children
Analyze play themes that may signal racial trauma in Black children
Explain play therapy interventions to engage caregivers and teachers in play therapy with Black children