Just Playing - RonaldMah

Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist,
Consultant/Trainer/Author
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"Just Playing is Just Great"
Developmentally Appropriate Principles for Preschoolers


dvd of this workshop available at
www.FixedEarthFilms.com

FORMAT:
Lecture and Discussion- Participants are encouraged to make the workshop more relevant to their concerns by asking questions.

DESCRIPTION:
When “I can’t” turns into “I’m bad!”
Play to Learn-Play to Grow-Play as Essential-From Developmental Play Theory to Play Therapy

Focus is on helping adults understand how ignorance of developmentally appropriate practice, especially play needs with children leads to destruction of their self-esteem; and conversely, how this understanding can help adults create a nurturing esteem-building environment for children.  Developmental and psychological theory is made real, understandable, and applicable for pragmatic techniques that will foster your children's self-esteem.

Learning Objectives include:
o Participants will learn about the relationship of self-esteem and developmentally appropriate practices.
o Participants will learn about the role of play in healthy development.
o Participants will learn about the four foundations of self-esteem.
o Participants will learn the basic rules of developmental theories and how they affect ECE practice.

1. WHAT'S IMPORTANT ABOUT SELF-ESTEEM- abusers, victims, and survivors.

2. WHERE SELF-ESTEEM BEGINS and how is it gained and lost?

3. WHAT IS SELF-ESTEEM MADE UP OF?:

4. CONCEPT OF DEVELOPMENTAL APPROPRIATENESS

5. BASIC RULES OF DEVELOPMENTAL THEORIES

6. WHY CHILDREN PLAY

7. CONCEPT OF DEVELOPMENTAL APPROPRIATENESS

8. DEVELOPMENT OF SYMBOLIC PLAY

9. PLAY ISSUES FOR SPECIFIC STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT

10. SETTING ENVIRONMENT

11. THE FOUNDATION: Seven fundamentals to  building Self-Esteem in the Adult-Child System.
THE BUILDING: Seven guidelines to Building Self-Esteem in Children.

12. PIAGET'S STAGES OF COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

13. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE AND INTERACTION

14. AINSWORTH'S PATTERNS OF ATTACHMENT THEORY

15. SELMAN'S FIVE STAGES OF ROLE TAKING

16. ERIK ERICKSON EIGHT AGES OF MAN

17. KOHLBERG'S SIX STAGES OF MORAL REASONING (THREE LEVELS)*

18. EGOCENTRISM IN ADOLESCENTS' THOUGHTS

ADDRESS:
433 Estudillo Ave., #305
San Leandro, CA 94577-4915
Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT32136
CONTACT INFORMATION:
phone: (510) 614-5641
fax: (510) 889-6553
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