Introductory Play and Expressive Art Therapy for Children and Adolescents

December 1, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Social Work Building, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027

Event Organizer

Office of Professional Education (SWOPE)

About the Workshop

Play is the language of children. Play fosters learning and development, helps children develop roles for survival, creates positive connections and relieves stress. In this workshop, Dr. Elisabeth Counselman Carpenter (bio), a leading practitioner of play/art therapy, will guide participants toward a richer understanding of the nuts-and-bolts of play therapy sessions as well as the theories behind child-centered and directive play. A facilitator for a similar SWOPE workshop last year, which received high ratings, Dr. Counselman Carpenter is an assistant professor in the Social Work Department of Southern Connecticut State University, where she teaches in both the MSW and DSW programs, and has her own trauma-informed private practice working with children, teens and adults.

For more information, including workshop learning objectives and full presenter bio, please see the listing on Eventbrite.

Workshop Fees

Registration Fee + 6.5 CEs

Group Registration Fee (for 5 or more attendees) + 6.5 CEs

CSSW Alumni Registration Fee* + 6.5 CEs

*Alumni, please email for promotional code. Your email should contain your name when you attended CSSW, and the year you graduated.

Cancellation policy: Fees will be refunded less a $5.00 processing fee if written notification is received by the Office of Professional Excellence up to two weeks prior to the workshop date.

Columbia School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. Provider #SW- 0021


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