Making Sense of Play: Understanding Perpetrators to Inform Play Therapy
Making Sense of Play: How understanding perpetrators of child sexual abuse can inform Play Therapy with sexually traumatized children.
Jodi Mullen, PhD, LMHC, RPT-S
& Graham Hill, PhD
About the Presenters:
Dr. Graham Hill is a British criminologist and subject matter expert in relation to the behavior of adults who sexually abuse children and male perpetrators of non-familial child abduction. Dr. Hill is a former senior detective and was the founder and first Head of Behavioral Analysis for the UK Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre (CEOP). Graham’s investigative career and research background give him a unique perspective of sexual crimes against children.Dr. Hill lectures internationally on a wide range of subjects. He is a member of the British Society of Criminology and a Visiting Research Fellow at Leeds University in England.
Dr. Jodi Weinstein Mullen, PhD LMHC NCC RPT-S CCPT-Master is the Director of Integrative Counseling Services in Oswego, Cicero, and Auburn, New York. She is on the faculty at SUNY Oswego in the Counseling & Psychological Services Department where she is the coordinator of the Graduate Certificate Program in Play Therapy. Dr. Mullen is a credentialed play therapist and play therapy supervisor. She is the author of several manuscripts on play therapy and supervision. Dr. Mullen is on the editorial board for the international Journal of Play Therapy. She is also the clinical editor of Play Therapy magazine.
What makes the perpetrators of child sexual abuse think the way they do? For many, the answers to these questions are unimaginable. For helping professionals who provide play therapy and counseling to children, those answers could provide important clues that enable unique clinical insight, greater opportunity for meaningful therapeutic responses, richer case conceptualizations, and thoughtful clinical interventions. Understanding the origins and maintenance of perpetrator behavior offers essential knowledge to help professionals keep children safe.
By the end of this webinar:
- Participants will be able to identify the components of a six step model to understanding perpetrators.
- Participants will describe at least two ways personal perspectives influence how we see perpetrator behavior.
- Participants will identify three common myths about child perpetrators of sexual abuse.
Continuing Education: 2 CEUs
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Integrative Counseling Services, PLLC is approved by The Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. Our provider number is 06-168. Integrative Counseling Services, PLLC maintains responsibility for the program.
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