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Resuming In Person Play Therapy Sessions in the Time of COVID19: Practical steps and resources for Clinicians
Presentation Objectives: 1. Participants will learn two strategies to talk to children and their families about resuming in-person sessions. 2. Participants will learn how to clean and disinfect their playroom and office environment according to APT and CDC guidelines. 3. Participants will be given resources to use as they transition back to in-person sessions. Presentation Abstract: As the global pandemic continues debates have arisen around the safety and timetable of moving forward with in-person sessions. As this continues the need for mental health services among children is increasingly important. This may leave clinicians feeling unsure how to proceed while balancing clients mental health needs with health and safety guidelines. This presentation will provide practical steps and resources clinicians can use as they navigate this unprecedented time. Presenters: Lydia Kasmoch, MA, LPC, Registered Play Therapist Sarah Swafford, MEd, LPC, Registered Play Therapist Hilary Hernandez, MS, LPC, LMFT, Registered Play Therapist