This webinar and book launch is an opportunity to approach the application of the transformative and healing power of play and expressive therapies in working with children, families, and communities in crisis settings in and out of the playroom. A series of theoretical and visual inputs via images from the field will lead participants to reflect on key aspects of working in challenging and vulnerable contexts.
DATE: MAY 21, 2023
TIME: 3:00 - 4:30 PM NEW YORK;
9:00 - 10:30 PM SWITZERLAND/ ITALY;
7:00 - 8:30 AM (MAY 22) NEW ZEALAND
May 21, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (GMT-4)
This webinar and book launch is presented by 3 authors and emphasizes the transformative and healing power of play and expressive therapies in working with children, families, and communities in crisis settings internationally. The afternoon begins with a brief presentation of the book as a whole (who are the 7 authors from Switzerland, Italy, USA, UK, and Australia, what are the main topics covered, and what is the common thread of the text) and the introduction of Play Therapy sector. Afterwards, a series of theoretical and visual inputs via images from the authors' field work will be shared. The participants will be lead to reflect on the need for a process-oriented approach to working in challenging and vulnerable contexts. An approach that involves the largest number of actors on the ground, includes play and expressive therapies at multiple stages and levels of the intervention, and extends beyond the therapy rooms. In the last part of the webinar participants will be involved in activities that include play and movement and stimulate creativity. There will be time for questions.
Isabella Cassina, MA, TPS, CAGS, PhD Candidate, is a Social Worker specializing in Migration and International Cooperation at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. She is registered Therapeutic Play Specialist with the Association for Play Therapy Italy APTI and holds a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Expressive Arts Therapy. From 2006 she served as a Humanitarian Worker in a variety of countries around the world. Her doctoral studies are oriented toward the use of Play Therapy and expressive arts in crisis work. Isabella is an International Speaker, Head of Project Management, and Trainer at the INA International Academy for Play Therapy (www.crisisplaytherapy.com). She published several articles and books including the psychoeducational book for children "The magic home. A displaced boy finds a way to feel better" (USA: LHP 2020).
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