Children’s Dreams and Play

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Date: Friday, February 28, 2014

Course #: W750

Time: 9 a.m. - Noon

Cost: $90.00

Credit Available: 0.3 CEUs; 3 SWCEUs


This workshop provides additional tools for understanding children’s development and internal world, by considering the dreams they report and the play they show us. Workshop participants will learn how dreams and play reveal the internal world of the child, communicate children’s worries and fears, and provide a way to overcome obstacles and resume growth. Case presentations, and group discussion of the case material, offer practical applications of the information covered in the session.


James Grabowski, M.A., LCPC

Grabowski manages all business aspects of the Center, as well as assisting families with insurance or billing questions. Jim is also a psychotherapist with extensive experience with children and adolescents. He has worked as clinical supervisor for and consultant to the Cook County Juvenile Court and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. He is on the faculty of the Institute for Clinical Social Work, where he teaches a course in child development. He is the president of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists, and is treasurer of the Illinois Association of Infant Mental Health. Jim earned his master's degree at the University of Chicago and received additional training at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis.

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