CULTURAL AND ETHICAL APPROACHES FOR PLAY THERAPY
Presenter: Lisa Dykes-Harrell, LPCC, RPT-S
How do we become ethically responsible for cultural awareness?
Knowledge and experience are our greatest teachers. This workshop will explore our cultural values and biases and help us look at how they can influence a play therapy sessions. We will also learn when children gain awareness of their own culture and differences among people. These views will help us look closely at the ethical and cultural considerations for selecting materials for the play room as well as working with children in play therapy.
1) Demonstrate the ethical responsibility of being a culturally aware play therapist.
2) Explore our own cultural values and biases that could therapeutically influence a play therapy session.
3) Differentiate between a cultural generalization (an extension of the (observation) and a cultural stereotype (judgment)
4) Learn how and when children gain an awareness of differences guiding the insights gained in a play therapy session.
5) Be provided ethical and cultural considerations for selecting materials for play therapy.
6) Discuss the four interrelated principles of social justice; equity, access, participation and rights.
Lisa Dykes-Harrell, LPCC, RPT-S