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Play Therapy Workshop Descriptions

Understanding and Treating Trauma in Play Therapy for Children and Adolescents-Intermediate 6 CEs

IN PERSON WORKSHOP

November 4, 2022
9:00 am- 4:00 pm EST

Trauma and the effects on the brain can be complex, particularly when dealing with children and adolescents in play therapy. Various approaches to treatment exist depending on the type of trauma and the age of the child. A relational turn in psychoanalysis have brought significant shifts in trauma informed practice where clinicians utilize mutual enactment to facilitate greater insight and flexibility between the child and therapist. The use of play therapy as a modality assists the clinician in helping the client work through traumatic enactments. This workshop will explore the differences between grief and trauma and the emotional aftermath that may ensue, as well as trauma informed play therapy addressing not only past trauma but views presenting problems in the context of the child traumatic experiences.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the true definition of trauma.
  • List the DSM-5-TR criteria for trauma. 
  • Describe trauma as an experience versus a diagnostic category.
  • Analyze the three steps in treating trauma in play therapy such as safety, telling the trauma story, and posttraumatic growth and implications for interventions.
  • Demonstrate at least six directive-play therapy interventions for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma.
  • Apply strategies for working with families of traumatized children and adolescents in play therapy.

Play Therapy Workshop and 6 CEs

Understanding and Treating Trauma in Play Therapy for Children and Adolescents

$120.00


Working With Parents/Caregivers of Children in Play Therapy-Beginner/Intermediate 3 CEs

VIRTUAL ONLY

December 9, 2022 &
March 17, 2023
9:00 am -12:15pm EST

Often time clinicians find themselves in ethical dilemmas of how to ensure confidentiality of their client in play therapy, while parents/caregivers want to be part of the session. Sometimes wanting to know what is happening in session. Other times parents feel that the clinician’s job is to fix the child and are concerned that playing will not address the issues. The therapeutic powers of play are the mechanisms in play that produce the desired change in a client’s dysfunctional thoughts, feelings, and/or behaviors (Schaefer & Peabody, 2016). Play therapists not only work with children in therapy but also their parents/caregivers as the family unit are dually influenced.  This workshop will demonstrate how to engage parents/caregivers in the play therapy process, while maintaining confidentially and a strong therapeutic alliance with the child.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the social, emotional, and physiological benefits of play therapy
  • Demonstrate ways to explain the basics of the brain and benefits of play therapy while engaging the parents/caregivers in the process.
  • Apply strategies for working with families
  • Demonstrate at least 3 play therapy interventions with children and their parents/caregivers in session

Play Therapy Workshop and 3 CEs

Working With Parents/Caregivers of Children in Play Therapy

$60.00


Play Therapy Interventions for Childhood Diagnoses- Beginner/Intermediate 6 CEs

IN PERSON AND LIVE VITUAL

February 17, 2023
9:00 am- 4:00 pm EST

Treating children who present with challenging behaviors can be difficult and frustrating for clinicians. At times, clinicians merely react to their client’s behaviors and minimize the underlying emotions or thought patterns. Applying the therapeutic powers of play and utilizing specific play therapy and person-centered approaches will enable clinicians to truly meet clients where they are. Seminar attendees will gain practical tools for working with children who meet criteria for childhood diagnoses. Participants will be introduced to the PATH method of solution-focused treatment planning that enables clients to become more fully engaged in their own goal setting and to become more active participants in their healing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify core conflicts that contribute to the emergence of problem behaviors
  • Develop practical strategies to engage clients in the treatment planning process
  • Identify theories and modalities applicable to treatment of childhood disorders
  • Apply effective, efficient, and developmentally appropriate intervention techniques specific to ADHD, ODD, anxiety and childhood depression.
  • Demonstrate the use of art and play therapy in assisting clients to more adaptively express feelings and behaviors.

Play Therapy Workshop and 6 CEs

Play Therapy Interventions for Childhood Diagnoses

$120.00


Children’s Drawings in Play Therapy- Beginner/Intermediate 6 CEs

IN PERSON AND LIVE VITUAL

April 14, 2023
9:00 am- 4:00 pm EST

Children often better express their emotions on a nonverbal level though art and play. Children’s drawing, for instance, can tell a story about what children are feeling in a way that talking about it does not. This workshop consists of evidenced based practices, art and play therapy, and how they play an instrumental part in helping children heal. Participants will be engaged in the therapeutic art and play techniques demonstrated to better understand their application and use with children.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how using drawings as a means of communication enhances the play therapy session.
  • Identify the therapeutic benefits of using drawing in play therapy.
  • Highlight how catharsis can be difficult to reach when working with children who are challenged with complications of managing emotions.
  • Demonstrate at least 6 play and art-based interventions for children utilizing the therapeutic powers of play.

Play Therapy Workshop and 6 CEs

Understanding and Treating Trauma in Play Therapy for Children and Adolescents

$120.00

Live Online Format Policies and Procedures

We will meet via Google meetings. ALL participants agree to the following:

  • Be visibly present online to receive non- contact CEs.
  • Absolutely NO partial CE credit will be given.
  • Attendees NOT visibly present online will be logged off with NO refund.
  • Workshops are limited to 40 attendees online.
  • Use of breakout rooms for small group work requires you to be present with cameras on.
  • Attendees should have a strong/stable Internet connection for online training.
  • By attending this training, all attendees consent to have their image and name present, and/or sound recording, and image recorded as participants of the audience. The host may use such photos, filming, and recordings (including any copies) without compensation to attendees.
  • Attendees MUST complete quiz upon completion of live workshop for non-contact CEs. 

Program Policy and Procedures

  • All attendees must be present at the start of the training to receive full CEs
  • Absolutely NO partial CE credit will be given.
  • Speaker line-up, workshops and schedule are subject to change.
  • Workshops will be recorded and made available for non-contact CEs.
  • APT continuing education credit may only be awarded to mental health professionals or those in pursue of APT credentials, including supervisors and school-based play therapists.

Disclaimer

Any opinions, finding, recommendations or conclusions expressed by the author(s) or speaker(s) do not necessarily reflect the views of the Association of Play Therapy or Replay Counseling & Consulting. Replay Counseling & Consulting reserves the right to substitute a qualified instructor due to unforeseen circumstances.


Confirmations & Cancellations

Registration should be complete at least 48 hours prior the training. Confirmation will be sent via email 24 hours prior to the training.  Attendees will receive links and materials 24-hours prior to the workshop. In an event that the training in cancelled, the attendee will receive credit that can be applied to the rescheduled training event or another training opportunity. If the attendee needs to cancel within 48 hours, they will receive a credit for future training.


Continuing Education

APT continuing education credit may only be awarded to mental health professionals or those in pursuit of APT credentials, including supervisors and school-based play therapists. Replay Counseling & Consulting/Nikole R Jiggetts is an Approved Provider of Play Therapy continuing education #22-679. 6 CEs contact/non-contact hours for play therapist for the in person/virtual workshops and 3CEs for non-contact hours for the virtual online workshop are available and included in the workshop price. These workshops meet APT’s definition of “Live Webinar.” Nikole R Jiggetts is an Approved Provider #22-679, play therapy credit will not be grated to non-mental health professionals. Certificates are awarded after the completion of the workshop. Certificates will be emailed to participants within 72 hours of the completion of the course.

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