Firefly Counseling Services, P.C.
4950 NE Belknap Ct. Suite 205
Hillsboro, OR 97124
The practice is located on the corner of Belknap Ct. and Elam Young Pkwy next to Intel Hawthorne Farms.
Buisness Hours: We are in the office Monday-Friday with appointment times ranging from 8AM-6PM. If you are having a mental health emergency and need immediete assistance please call the Washington County Crisis Line at 503-291-9111 or the Multnomah County Crisis Line at 503-988-4888 or proceed to your nearest emergency room for assistance.
"We don't accomplish anything in this world alone...and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that
-Sandra Day O'Connor
2017 NYC Expressive Therapies Summit
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Saturday October 14th 2017
Working with Children of Divorce Using Play Therapy & Yoga
Executive Conference Center - Saturday
1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)
Michelle M. Pliske, MSW LCSW RPT-S
Lindsay Balboa, MSSW, LCSW
Children are unique with differing strengths, weaknesses, temperaments, and varying degrees of social, emotional, and economic resources. Divorce diminishes a child’s future competence in many areas of life, including relationships, education, emotional wellbeing, and even future earning power. In this 3-hour workshop we will demonstrate how to address the disparity children of divorce face by employing a group process that incorporates both play therapy and yoga principles. These modalities in combination support children of divorce because group therapy reduces their feelings of isolation; yoga addresses stress, anxiety, and hyperarousal; and play therapy restores autonomy and control. Current medical research will be reviewed, and play therapy and child yoga techniques will be illustrated. Support group programming and adaptations for individual or family treatment planning will be discussed. Specific attention will be paid to the legal and ethical issues that accompany a family system moving through divorce to equip therapists with information to navigate potentially complicated situations.
Eligible for 3.0 Clock/Credit Hours: NBCC, ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS, LCAT; APT**
**APT CE only available to mental health practitioners