The Gil Institute partners and staff are available upon request to provide presentations and workshops on a variety of topics. We are also proud to be a training site for both the Starbright Training Institute and The Theraplay Institute.Schedule A Training
The Gil Institute offers professional workshops on a wide variety of topics that are delivered by our Clinical Team.
We provide specialized awareness and education programs that focus on trauma and abuse in childhood and adolescence.
Gil Institute is a new affiliate of the Complex Trauma Training Consortium, a national trainer-training and workforce development initiative.
Specialized workshops include opportunities for experiential work utilizing expressive arts, didactic presentations, and clinical group discussions.
Theraplay is an attachment-based dyadic therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement.
If your community agency would like to request an in-service training for staff or caregivers, please contact the Gil Institute. Our staff has extensive presentation and teaching experience and offers a large catalog of topics on which we are highly qualified to present.
Emotional Impact of Trauma/Abuse on Children and Adolescents
Childhood Anxiety and Depression
The Potential Impact of Trauma on School Performance
Sensitive Collaboration between Schools and Clinicians
Trauma-Informed Parenting: Support and Education
Multicultural Considerations for Therapy
The Use of Play and Expressive Therapies (including Sand Therapy) in Clinical Practice
The Impact of Separation / Divorce on Children and Youth
Boundary Project - Assessment and Treatment Program for Children with Sexual Behaviors
Impact of Sexual Abuse of Children and Adolescents
Sexual Behavior Problems in Young and School-Aged Children - Workshops and Presentations for Parents / Caregivers
Effective Family-Focused, Trauma-Informed Interventions for In-Home Counselors
How to Build an Anti-Racist Clinical Practice.
If you have the need for a unique topic request that is not listed here, please contact the Gil Institute. Our staff has extensive presentation and teaching experience and offers a large catalog of topics on which we are highly qualified to present.
Professional workshops provided by our Clinical Team & Starbright Training Institute include but are not limited to:
Extended Play-Based Developmental Assessments
Play Therapy with Traumatized Children (formerly called Trauma-Focused Integrated Play Therapy)
Play Therapy 101
Family Play Therapy
Sand Therapy Integrated with Play Therapy
Working with Adoptive and Foster families
Bibliotherapy for Children and Adolescents
Multicultural Considerations for Therapy
The Use of Play and Expressive Therapies (including Play, Art, Puppet Play, and Sand Therapy) in Clinical Practice
The Impact of Separation / Divorce on Childhood
Boundary Project Assessment and Treatment Program
Sexual Abuse of Children and Adolescents
If you have the need for a unique training request that is not listed here, please contact the Gil Institute. Our staff has extensive presentation and teaching experience and offers a large catalog of topics on which we are highly qualified to present. Gil Institute and STI co-sponsor the yearly Mid-Atlantic Conference held in June in the mid-Atlantic region. The 2023 conference will be offered in Atlantic
The Starbright Training Institute trains therapists in trauma recovery, education, and play therapy. Since 2010, the Gil Institute has been proudly affiliated with the Starbright Training Institute. Each session is led by our experienced faculty and lasts either 1, 2 or 3 days, with each day consisting of 6 hours of learning. Each session is limited to 15 participants to provide a better opportunity for experiential learning, networking, and long-term learning and retention. These programs are experience-based and emphasize conducting comprehensive assessments, focusing on children’s nonverbal communication and designing plans to achieve therapeutic goals.
Please visit www.starbrighttraininginstitute.com for schedule and registration information.
"The Theraplay Institute’s staff clinicians are leading experts in the fields of attachment, parent-child relationships and trauma-informed practice. We practice and teach others how to provide best practice therapy for problems resulting from international adoption, trauma/abuse, developmental disorders, ADD/ADHD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, medical trauma, and others. We also help families with otherwise asymptomatic children who exhibit angry, disruptive, defiant behavior or shy, withdrawn or clingy behavior."
- The Theraplay Institute
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