You feel stuck.
The door to the office shuts and you are met with folded arms, blank stares, silence, and the words “I don’t know” as the answer to every question. Every second seems to drag on as you hit the all to familiar roadblocks of difficult to engage kids and teens.
And progress? Well… it’s slow to say the least. Sometimes nonexistent.
And the worst part?
You know if they would just engage in the process that you have all of these interventions, techniques, and ahhh-mazing toys that could help heal the anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, and life difficulties that brought them into session in the first place. Things that can really make a difference in their lives.
And all that healing? Well…. It’s just beyond reach.
You start to question if you are a good fit for this client, and deep down if you're really even a good therapist.
You need the tools and framework to unlock resistance and increase engagement.
You need the specific steps, frameworks, and skills to take kids and teens from resistant to engaged. From a place of shut down and hesitation to being able to have the courage and trust to open up and begin their healing process.
What if resistance didn't have to equal stuck?
What would it be like to see resistance as a part of the therapeutic process? To understand that resistance shows up for a reason and has a story to tell?
What would it be like for you to have a clear understanding of how to sit with kids and teens in resistance and understand the specific steps and skills to move forward toward healing?
What would your sessions look like if you had...
This course Rolling With Resistance: Play Therapy Interventions For Your Most Difficult To Engage Clients holds your hand and creates a concrete roadmap for the specific steps to identify the root of resistance and the specific frameworks, skills, and play therapy theories and techniques to decrease resistance and increase engagement.
Inside the course you will learn:
You also won’t walk away empty handed. Inside the course you get multiple handouts and downloads including:
Want to learn more? Check out the details below!
This course is approved for 6.5 APT Non-Contact hours by Meehan Mental Health Services (APT Approved Provider 19-580).
Course Format: Train when it works for you! This course is a pre-recorded online self paced course where the modules are broken up into smaller digestible chunks that can be completed during a client cancellation, on the weekends, early in the morning, late at night - whenever! You can login at your own pace, re-watch content, and have unlimited access to the course. This course is designated "Non-Contact" by the Association for Play Therapy.
Who should attend: This program is a beginning to intermediate course for any Play Therapist who wants to increase confidence in working with resistance.
Hi! I'm Ann - or formally Ann Meehan, MS, LPCC, RPT-S, EMDRIA Consultant. I work as a private practice therapist in the north woods of Minnesota and specialize in working with young people ages 3 and up using Play Therapy and EMDR. I have a library of trainings and run The Playful Therapist Blog. Overall I am passionate about helping other therapists grow into competent and confident Play Therapists, trauma therapists, and child and adolescent therapists.