Sat, Apr 17 | Zoom Experience

Mini Series Part 5: Co-parenting and Blended Family Dynamics in Play Therapy

In this presentation participants will learn how to work with blended families while using the modality of play therapy, a systemic approach to counseling blended families in which family willingness, stabilization and integrating of parenting styles while alleviating family conflict is discussed.

Time & Location

Apr 17, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Zoom Experience

About the Event

Presenter Bio:

Zul Estrada is the Chief Financial Officer and Co-Founder of Associated Behavioral and Trauma Specialties, LLC (ABTS), a trauma treatment counseling group. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Texas with over 11 years in clinical experience and 9 years of private practice experience.  Zul has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Graduate degree from University of Phoenix with a concentration in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy. She began her work in the mental health field in 2003 and has extensive experience working in non-profit mental health & community agencies providing a range of services to include case management, rehabilitation services, skills training and advocacy. Zul has over eleven years of experience working with the Child Welfare System and treating children in foster care.  Zul specializes in the treatment of child complex traumatization and is EMDR certified therapist and Consultant in Training. She received formal training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,  Parent Child Interaction Therapy and Play Therapy.  She is currently in pursuit of her Registered Play Therapist credential.

Presentation Abstract:

In this presentation participants will learn how to work with blended families while using the modality of play therapy, a systemic approach to counseling blended families in which family willingness, stabilization and integrating of parenting styles while alleviating family conflict is discussed.  Participants will gain strategies to enhance their counseling skills with blended families and help their clients achieve optimal coparenting.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Participants will learn how to evaluate family readiness for play therapy and parent sessions.
  • Participants will understand how attachment influences parenting style.
  • Participants will learn family dynamics stabilization and fusioning blended families using play therapy.
  • Participants will learn a minimum of three co-parenting strategies to improve healthy communication between family systems using play therapy.

Other Details:

This presentation is part five of a six part series. In lieu of our annual conference we have put together this Zoom mini-series. This presentation is not included in your membership but can be purchased here. You may purchase one presentation at a time or a package which offers a discount. Presentations in this mini-series are treated ala carte. Register for the presentations that you desire and feel would help expand your play therapy knowledge. We understand that everyone is in a different place with their training and hope this approach will allow you to take what best suits you at this time.

Please RSVP below and you will receive an email with the zoom link to access the presentation on the day of. If you have any other questions, please contact us at farwesttapt@gmail.com

FWTAPT is an approved CE provider for APT #99-074

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 2 CONTACT CE Hours.

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