Much has been written over the last 2 months about an unexpected outbreak during the Coronavirus pandemic - ZOOM FATIGUE
I went to Ideas.Ted.com and did a search for zoom fatigue.
I found this interesting and pertinent article written by Libby Sander and Oliver Bauman on May 19, 2020. Here are a few paragraphs that seem especially relevant to our readers.
Zoom fatigue is real and here is why video calls are so draining.
How are Zoom meetings different from in-person meetings?
Our brains can only do so many things consciously at once, because we have limited working memory. In contrast, we can process much more information unconsciously, as we do with body language.
Meeting online increases our cognitive load, because several of its features take up a lot of conscious capacity.
We miss out on a lot of non-verbal communication.
Our feelings and attitudes are largely conveyed by nonverbal signals such as facial expressions, the tone, and pitch of the voice, gestures, posture and the distance between the communicators. In a face-to-face meeting, we process these cues largely automatically and we can still listen to the speaker at the same time. But on a video chat, we need to work harder to process nonverbal cues. Paying more attention to these consumes a lot of energy.
Also, in face-to-face meetings we rely heavily on nonverbal cues to make emotional judgements, such as assessing whether a statement is credible. We automatically take in information such as: Is the person fidgeting? Relying predominantly on verbal information to infer other people's emotions is tiring for us.
A Message from Garry Landreth, EdD, LPC, RPT-S
Garry says, "This crisis does not change the importance of the therapeutic relationship in children’s lives."
CLICK HERE to see Garry's short video on YouTube.
A BOOK REVIEW OF PENELOPE THE PEACOCK
STORY BY PARIS GOODYEAR-BROWN LCSW, RPT-S
ILLUSTRATED BY ERIC GOTT LPC-MHSP
PENELOPE THE PEACOCK IS A BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE STORY ABOUT THE UGLY AND HORRIFIC PROBLEM OF SEX TRAFFICKING. MOTHERS WHO HAVE CONCEIVED A CHILD WHILE VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING ARE OFTEN ASKED, “WHO IS MY DADDY?” PARIS GOODYEAR-BROWN, HAS PROVIDED THESE MOTHERS WITH A CHILDREN’S BOOK TO HELP ANSWER THIS DIFFICULT QUESTION. PENELOPE IS A BEAUTIFUL PEACOCK THAT WAS TRAFFICKED, GAVE BIRTH, AND CREATED A NEW LIFE THAT INCLUDED LOVE, PURPOSE, AND SELF-ACCEPTANCE.
ERIC GOTT’S ILLUSTRATIONS ARE MAGNIFICENT! HE HAS ADDED A DYNAMIC VISUAL ANCHOR TO THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE MOTHER AND CHILD.
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GAPT continues to be listed on the national provider directory for the autism community.
To see the list click here. We also continue to be listed on the Georgia learning resource service list. www.glrs.org You may earn non-contact credit by completing tests based upon the books and audio programs in APT'S e-learning center (you can listen to the latter free.) These programs are not intended to compete with programs offered by approved providers and only feature niche topics hard to find elsewhere. Although you may prefer to attend workshops in-person, explore the center and know your "distance learning options."
The Red Cross Course Titled Foundations Of Disaster Mental Health Is offered periodically at the Atlanta Red Cross headquarters. For further information about dates contact Kathy Haworth at 404-575-3182 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association for Play Therapy (APT) invites you to join them and us as a member. APT promotes the value of play, play therapy, and the credentialing of play therapists. Your APT/GAPT membership offers
Both organizations have websites. For more information about membership, call APT at 559-298-3400.
Outreach Activities One of GAPT'S ongoing Outreach Activities to our community continues to be the opportunity to visit the Play Therapy room of Trudy Post Sprunk and/or watch Play Therapy videos. She has a substantial library of Play Therapy videos from which to choose. You may schedule by contacting her at 770-491-7423. The location of GAPT'S headquarters Is 4893 Lavista Road In Tucker. There is no charge.
ACAIT professional insurance is available to APT/AAPT members. For information contact Paul Nelson at 800-347-6647, extension 342.
I want everyone to be aware that APT has a brochure which can be used to promote play therapy. It is titled Why Play Therapy? This full-color brochure introduces play therapy to the general public and other mental health professionals. It includes photos and research citations and we have given them extensively at outreaches where we promote play therapy. GAPT has a supply and will provide you with a sample copy at your request. Email your request to me at TrudyPostSprunk@charter.net Copies in quantity can be ordered by calling APT at 559-298-3400. In addition, the brochure is also available in Spanish.