Double Duty: Working with Twins in Play Therapy
Twins may be nature’s 2-for-1 deal, but being a twin (or having twins) comes with unique challenges not always experienced by singletons. From separation anxiety to individuality, join Lisa Dion (who is a fraternal twin) and Susan Stutzman (a mother of identical twins) as they discuss these marvelous multiples.
1:21 Lisa introduces the LFPR series and Susan Stutzman
3:39 Fraternal versus identical twins
4:30 How do identical twins happen?
6:20 Identical twins share the same nervous system for the first eight days
8:20 Fraternal twins conceived at different times
10:00 How do fraternal twins happen?
11:00 Identity in a twin
11:50 Bonding in twins
12:30 Referring to twins as “The Twins”
13:50 Dealings with feelings of difference
14:42 Dominance in twins
15:44 Working with twins
16:30 Trauma bond in twins
18:50 Working with twins separately
20:21 Why is it important not to rely on preconceived ideas?
21:25 Viewing twins through an attachment lens
23:05 How do we support parents of twins?
24:00 Dressing twins alike
25:30 How does having twins change your perspective as a parent?
27:00 Guilt in parents
29:50 Twins as co-regulators
31:00 The need for an experiential method