Disaster Mental Health Series:
This course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education
Approved by the Association for Play Therapy (#02-117) for 2 hours Distance Learning Continuing Education
This DVD course covers trauma treatment; focusing on play, art and sandplay done immediately after the September 11 terrorist attack. The DVD features Therese Bimka, of Frontiers in Psychotherapy.tv, interviewing Kate Amatruda. The interview aired in New York on September 11, 2002, one year after the World Trade Center attack. Topics covered include:
Please join us in this 2 unit course.
In this 2 unit course clinicians will:
|This course consists of a post-test based upon viewing the video or DVD. The online portions include a Forum for discussion and the post-test. There is no online material to read. After you pass the post-test, you may print out your own certificate.|
Association for Play Therapy (Non-contact hours) (#02-117)
maintains responsibility for the program.
running time one hour
We do adhere to the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists. Our courses are carefully screened by the Planning Committee to adhere to APA standards. We also require authors who compose Internet courses specifically for us follow APA ethical standards.
Many of our courses contain case material, and may use the methods of qualitative research and analysis, in-depth interviews and ethnographic studies. The psychotherapeutic techniques depicted may include play therapy, sandplay therapy, dream analysis, drawing analysis, client and therapist self-report, etc. The materials presented may be considered non-traditional and may be controversial, and may not have widespread endorsement within the profession. www.psychceu.com maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
Kate Amatruda, LMFT, CST-T, BCETS, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, and a teaching member of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy. She is a Disaster Service Mental Health volunteer with the Red Cross, and has responded to the Katrina disaster, as well as to local fires and floods with the Disaster Action Team. She went to Sri Lanka with the Association for Play Therapy and OperationUSA. She has lectured internationally and teaches in the Extended Education departments at U.C. Berkeley and Sonoma State University. She is the author of A Field Guide to Disaster Mental Health: Providing Psychological First Aid, HIV: The Storm, Psyche & Soma, Trauma, Terror and Treatment, and Painted Ponies: Bipolar Disorder in Children, Adolescents and Adults. Her work with children with cancer is featured in the video Sandplay Therapy and the Liminal World. She is the co-author of Sandplay, The Sacred Healing: A Guide to Symbolic Process and Reweaving the Web: The Treatment of Substance Abuse. She practices in Northern California.
Therese Bimka is a clinical social worker in private practice since 1995. Ms. Bimka has worked in agency settings in various supervisory capacities including program design and development for children, adolescents and parents. Ms. Bimka is one of the founders of Frontiers In Psychotherapy.tv, a cable tv show dedicated to consumer education and professional development. As a clinician, Ms Bimka integrates psychodynamic verbal therapy with diverse experiential and expressive modalities like Jungian Sandplay and Art Therapy, Guided Visualizations and Gestalt, creating a unique approach that is engaging, interactive and individualized. For more information, please visit www.THERESEBIMKA.com
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the test online!
Print out your own certificate!
This course counts as a 'regular' (not self-study) course by the CA BBS!