- Daniel J. Siegel
- 6 Hours 19 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Oct 14, 2015
Despite your best efforts and applying various tools in the toolbox of “therapy techniques”, do you continue to struggle with some clients?
Do you wonder if there’s some new approach that you can integrate to make better headway?
By incorporating Play and Creativity in your work, you can improve treatment outcomes with your clients.
Learn how to incorporate Play and Creativity into your practice. Dr. Siegel is the New York Times bestselling author of Whole Brain Child, Brainstorm, No Drama Discipline and Mindsight and the leading expert on the confluence of interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness and psychotherapy.
You’ll learn how you can use play for the clinical evaluation of a child, adolescent, or adult, because how a person plays reveals ways in which mental well-being may be present or impaired. You’ll discover how easy it is to incorporate play techniques and other creative approaches such as rhythmic movement, non-verbal alignment, improvisation and musical vocalizations into your practice.
To give you even more practical application, Dr. Siegel will demonstrate play activities that are used with huge success in the treatment of:
- Anxiety Disorders
|Manual (1.06 MB)||26 Pages||Available after Purchase|
- How attachment relationships create the space for play
- Neural integration, play and self-regulation
- Trust, social engagement and play
- Forms of play
Development of Play Across the Lifespan
- Developmental trauma and its impact on trust and play
- Abuse, neglect, and attachment
- Traumatic attachment, unsolvable fear, and impaired play
- Dissociation as a developmental result of trauma
The Fundamentals of a Creative Psychotherapy
- The PART we play as therapists
- Healing power of presence
- The Polyvagal Theory and social engagement
- Play and imagination within dyadic integration
- Trust and the social engagement system of the brain
Play and Creativity
- Space for inner directed exploration of the internal and external worlds
- Find time to play and the freedom to create
- Thriving with uncertainty
- The pleasure of play builds upon itself
Play and Therapy
- Energy and Information in new combinations
- Use the a playful mind to change a chaotic or rigid brain
- The central role of consciousness and neuroplasticity in the process of therapy
- The self-organizing aspect of play in therapy
- How creativity and play change a brain
Interventions and Play Activities
- Anxiety Disorders
A Playful Interpersonal Space in Psychotherapy
- Respect and Trust
- Embrace the power of uncertainty
- Cultivate and reignite the creative imagination
- Relational and neural integration at the heart of resilience and health
Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute which focuses on the development of mindsight, which teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families and communities.
Dr. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA. Dr. Siegel serves as the founding editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which contains over seventy textbooks. He has also authored several books, five of which are New York Times bestsellers: Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, and two with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D: The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline.
Dr. Siegel’s ability to make complicated concepts exciting as well as easy to understand has led him to be invited to address local, national and international organizations where he speaks to groups of educators, parents, public administrators, healthcare providers, policy-makers, clergy and neuroscientists. He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx. For more information about his educational programs and resources, please visit: www.DrDanSiegel.com
Financial: Dr. Daniel J. Siegel is the executive director of the Mindsight Institute. He is an author for W.W. Norton publishing and receives royalties. He is an author for Bantam publishing and receives royalties. He is an author for Guilford Press and receives royalties. He is an author for Tarcher/Penguin and receives royalties. He is an author for Random House and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Dr. Daniel J Siegel is a clinical professor at UCLA School of Medicine. He does not receive compensation.