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Virtual Seminar – Play and Creative Use of Self; Making Space to Care for Clinicians
June 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Presented by Linnet Mendez, LCPC, and Greer Beckman, LCSW, RDT
Nourish Psychotherapy, LLC
Hosted by the Central Chapter of the ILAIMH, professionals throughout the state are invited to a virtual ILAIMH seminar that will be held via Zoom.
DATE: June 2, 2020
TIME: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
LOCATION: Via Zoom
$10 for ILAIMH Members; $15 for Non-ILAIMH Members
As professionals working with young children and families, we know about the importance of play and how children make use of play in order to develop their capacities, heal through trauma, and create relationships. However, as professionals we may not always receive enough training in being playful ourselves. We find that using ourselves in a playful and creative way in our work facilitates growth and expression. In this presentation we will offer space for reflection and creative and playful self care, so as to be more present and available with clients. Especially during this time of COVID-19 and telehealth, where clinicians are feeling overwhelmed and disconnected, we believe it is important to have time to connect with one another and expand on our capacities to respond clinically.
Please have the following available for this seminar: a magazine or two, glue, scissors and an old folder or card stock cut to approximately 5 x 8 inches (if it’s a challenge to have these things, any paper and writing implement will work!).
EI credit hours have been requested and Social Work CEUs are being researched.
About the Presenters
Linnet Mendez, LCPC
Linnet is a psychotherapist and art therapist. She sees a range of clients for family therapy, early childhood developmental concerns, parenting support, and child treatment. Linnet specializes in play therapy to treat childhood anxiety, parental anxiety and depression, attachment and relationship problems, and issues related to the experience of trauma and loss. She works with clients of all ages to support creativity and flexibility toward change and acceptance. Linnet has over 12 years experience in the field working in a range of settings and presenting on a variety of topics related to mental health, child development, reflective supervision and creative arts expression. Linnet holds a Masters in Counseling in Art Therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology.
Greer Beckman, LCSW, RDT
Greer is a psychotherapist who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Drama Therapist. In her work with children, families, and adults, Greer seeks to create a therapeutic relationship where she works collaboratively with her clients, providing a creative space for exploration. By gaining a deeper understanding of their thoughts and feelings, she partners with her clients to find new and different ways of being. For clients who are interested, Greer can use drama therapy to promote the development of spontaneity and greater capacity to connect with others. Over the last 10 years, Greer has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, a behavioral health hospital, and a child development center. She received her MA in Social Work from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration.