A Prescriptive, Integrative Clinical Mental Health Counseling Approach to Working with Today’s Children & Families
Host: Erin Dugan
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There are various approaches mental health clinicians utilize in their therapeutic services when working with today’s children and families in the clinical mental health settings. Clinicians must assess the client’s presenting issue(s), diagnosis(es), as well as other external factors including familial support(s)/resources and other professionals who are providing direct/indirect services to the identified client.
This workshop aims to present a prescriptive, integrative approach in developing a treatment plan to provide best direction of services prior to the initiation of service delivery.Clinicians will be presented with various models of play therapy, filial therapy, child parent relationships therapy,family play therapy, group play therapy, and theraplay.
Dr. Erin Dugan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Dugan is an Associate Professor at LSU Health Sciences Center in the Rehabilitation Counseling Department. She specializes in her work in play therapy with children (ages 2-12), attachment
disorders, and filial therapy. She also provides counseling services to adolescents
and families, offering parent training classes. Dr. Dugan also conducts workshops and training seminars to promote play therapy to students, professionals, and the community. She has presented both nationally and internationally at professional conferences. She is committed to servicing the children and families for whom she provides counseling services.
Erin M. Dugan, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
School of Allied Health Professions
Interim Department Head
Department of Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling
LSUHSC Child & Family Counseling Clinic