FRI-003: Empowering Black Girls: Navigating Barriers to Healing and Wholeness through Culturally Responsive Play Therapy
Erica Tatum-Sheade, LCSW, RPT™
Contact CE Hours: 3
CE Classification: Theory; Cultural & Social Diversity; Special Populations
This individual session includes session admission, session handouts & materials, and snacks & beverages.
Participants will embark on a culturally responsive learning journey using the therapeutic powers of play to address the barriers that influence outcomes and impact the overall well-being of Black girls. This session will explore expressive and play therapy strategies to empower and support Black girls on their path to healing and becoming wholehearted adults. Drawing on the principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching, Black Feminist Theory, and Adlerian Play Therapy Theory, participants will explore recent research data, including Adultification Bias, Superwoman Syndrome concepts, and media’s effects on cultural identity. This session will equip participants with practical and hands-on play therapy applications to uplift and empower Black girls. Participants will increase their knowledge of issues facing Black girls today and the importance of a culturally affirming and responsive play therapy room. Throughout this session, Adlerian Play Therapy techniques will be tailored to empowering and supporting Black girls in the therapeutic setting.
After attending this session, participants will be able to…
- Identify and describe at least three societal challenges, stereotypes, or biases that uniquely affect Black girls and how these challenges manifest within the play therapy context, including their impact on emotional well-being and therapeutic engagement.
- Demonstrate practical strategies and interventions that leverage the Crucial C’s to empower and support Black girls effectively in play therapy sessions.
- Describe the choice of materials and activities within the playroom, highlighting their direct connection to enhancing the therapeutic experience for Black girls in play therapy.
*CE Credit for mental health professionals only.
**If you require any specific accommodations to access or participate in any aspect of this symposium, please get in touch with our event organizers no later than July 1, 2024 at email@example.com.