Play, Play Therapy, & Games DVD
- This popular PESI workshop with Dr. Gary Yorke is now available on DVD
- Continuing education credits are available from PESI
- Practical and immediately useful strategies, as well as discussion of popular therapeutic board games
- Strategies and techniques for anger, anxiety, depression, non-compliance, disruptive behavior, and social skill deficits
- Workbook and a copy of the PowerPoint slides is included
This popular PESI workshop with Dr. Gary Yorke is now available on DVD.PDF files for the 99 page workbook and PowerPoint slides are included on the DVD. The workshop is 2 hours and 42 minutes long, and continuing education credits are available from PESI for an additional fee.
Dr. Yorke's dynamic and engaging workshop is perfect for busy therapists and school counselors who would like to add strategies and techniques to their repertoire. The strategies and techniques thatarediscussed in the workshop are suitable for children with a wide variety of challenges: anger, anxiety, depression, non-compliance, disruptive behavior, and social skill deficits.Dr. Yorke discusses play therapy, story-telling, Bibliotherapy, and the use of games. A variety of gamesare covered - from checkers and Candy Land to games specifically developed for counseling and play therapy. The focus in this workshop is on effectively engaging children. Dr. Yorke addresses key aspects in engagement, such as initial contact with the child, working with parents, resistance, cheating, and including siblings and friends.
Participants learn practical and engaging strategies that they can begin using immediately and are suitable for most children, including children with ADHD, Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Dr. Yorke also discusses strategies for working with preschoolers. A detailed course handbook is included as a PDF file on the DVD. The workbook provides additional information about techniques and strategies discussed in the workshop. Additional resourcesare included in the workbook.
About the presenter
Dr. Yorke is a Licensed Psychologist and has been in private practice in Austin, Texas for over twenty years. He and his wife co-founded Austin Behavioral Health Center which provides play therapy and assessment services to children and adolescents. Dr. Yorke is also President and founder of childtherapytoys.com. He is author of My First Therapy Game, The Social and Emotional Competence Game, The Social and Emotional Competence Card Game, and My Medication Workbook. He has presented workshops on storytelling, ADHD, child therapy, assessment, Bipolar Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, and the use of games in child and play therapy.