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15288Applying Play Therapy and Other Non-Verbal Approaches to Working with Deaf Children and Adults

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  • Shannon Reese
    Nov 12, 2013


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    Applying Play Therapy and Other Non-Verbal Approaches to Working with Deaf Children and Adults


    Alabama Department of Mental Health-Office of Deaf Services



    Using Play Therapy and Other Non-Verbal Approaches to Working with Deaf Children and Adults


    Thursday, February 6, 2014

    9:30 am to 4:00 pm (5.5 clock hours)


    Registration fee: $35 payable to ADARA

    $20 registration for full time ITP Students (Non-certified, non-working)

    *Lunch on your own



    Alexis Greeves, MA, LPC, RPT-S


    Alabama Public Library

    6030 Monticello Drive, Montgomery, AL


    This will provide an overview of cultural and linguistic barriers experienced by

    individuals who are deaf, including modification of service provision. This workshop will explore how

    providers can develop resources for effective service and approaches for deaf individuals. Play

    Therapy, Sand Tray and other projective techniques can be powerful tools to help providers be more

    effective with any consumer. They are especially helpful when working with deaf consumers who

    also may be language deprived, language dysfluent or struggling with fund of information issues.


    This 5.5 hour training will provide clinicians with a thorough understanding of:

    • The impact of deafness on service provision;

    • How to work with deaf and hard of hearing consumers utilizing non-verbal approaches;

    • Modification of approaches/service delivery with providers and clinicians.

    After the training, participants will be able to:

    • Recognize non-verbal approaches as they relate to deaf and hard of hearing communities;

    • Identify barriers to effective communication for deaf and hard of hearing consumers with service providers/deaf and hard of hearing communities;

    • Discuss the information in relation to their professional experience and add the information necessary to become advocates for deaf and hard of hearing communities.



    Clinical CE's are pending for this activity.

    0.55 RID CEUS provided for Interpreters.






    Currently eligible certified mental health professionals, Nurses, Social Workers,

    Counselors, Drug/Alcohol Counselors, Case Managers, Psychologists, Domestic Violence Providers, MH and SA Providers, Interpreters in Mental Health, Community Interpreters, Educational Interpreters, etc.



    Thursday, February 6, 2014 (Deaf/Signing Providers)



    Alexis Greeves, LPC, RPT-S is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor with a specialized training to work with children, adolescents and their families. She received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and her MA from Gallaudet University. Upon graduation, Alexis worked as a school-based mental health counselor at the Kendall Elementary school on the Gallaudet University campus. She then worked in the training department where she presented nationally on using play therapy techniques with deaf and hard of hearing children. Alexis sees children of all ages in private practice and teaches the graduate-level Play Therapy class for the Departments of Counseling and Social Work at Gallaudet. Ms. Greeves, a recognized expert in play therapy with deaf consumers, shares her expertise to audiences all over the country.



    Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.


    Eligible participants must be in attendance for the full program to receive credit for completing the



    The Alabama Department of Mental Health is an approved RID CMP Sponsor. This activity has been awarded 0.55 CEUS in the area of Professional Studies by The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf at the “some” Content Knowledge Level for CMP and ACET participants. Activity # 0263.0214.01.





    $35 Registration. Checks should be written to ADARA and mailed to:

    Office of Deaf Services

    Alabama Department of Mental Health

    PO Box 301410, Montgomery, AL 36130

    FAX: 334-242-3025

    PHONE/VP: 334-353-7415 or 334-239-3780




    In the event the workshop is cancelled, you will be notified by email. Refunds available upon request.



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    Sponsored by ADMH and ADARA