As we have entered the holiday season, I am reminded how stressful it is for our clients and the challenges faced by the little ones. There is so much to do for the adults in their lives and many pressures faced. It's important as play therapists to be mindful of how to give the extra support needed at this time of year. It is also very important to stay connected with self and what our needs are as service providers, family members, and people.
Asking for help can be a difficult task for our clients and their families. It can be a difficult task for care providers or play therapists as well. It's an important exercise to make sure we are staying connected with each other for support as well as our identified support networks.
Do you know an outstanding play therapist in Michigan who has impacted the field of play therapy? Nominations for the Outstanding Achievement Award in Play Therapy are open through January 1, 2020. Please see information in the newsletter below to nominate.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and finds the time to work on their own self care.
Play, laugh, enjoy.
Shana Bombrys, MSW, LMSW, CADC, ADS
Registered Play Therapist