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2023 New Perspectives on Treatment: "Play, Livingness and Imagining Life in Others: A Sixth Sense" with Ross Ellenhorn, Ph.D.
"Play, Livingness and Imagining Life in Others: A Sixth Sense"
Ross Ellenhorn, LICSW, Ph.D.

Talk description:
There is a pre-established link between play and mentalizing, not to mention a direct relationship between play and the ability to hold another’s mind and experience in our own consciousness. This presentation, however, will touch upon something more than the imaginative ability to ponder the inner life of others. Play, after all, allows us access to the experience of “livingness” in people and in other living things—a sort of “sixth sense” that they are alive here on earth. In this, play is the very marrow of compassion and the antidote to dehumanization and alienation. It is authoritarianism’s opposite.

Learning objectives:
• Participants will develop an understanding of the connection between experiences of selfhood and play
• Participants will gain insight into the nature of play, its quality and dynamic in our relationship with the world that goes beyond common notions of "fun."
• Participants will develop a framework for understanding play as is the cornerstone of empathy, compassion and mentalizing.

Continuing Education Info:
Ellenhorn, LLC, #1792, is approved to offer social work continuing-education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing-Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final say in determining whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing- education credit. Ellenhorn, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 12/09/2022-12/9/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1 (one) continuing-education credit.

Ellenhorn, LLC (#SW-0700) is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers.

Feb 1, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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