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Play Therapy Training



Richmond Creative Counseling is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (Provider #15-410) to provide professionals with training to learn more about play therapy, to fulfill the specific education requirements to become a Registered Play Therapist, or to obtain APT-approved continuing education credits for renewal of their RPT/S credentials.

Location of trainings: 5206 Markel Rd. Suite 102 Richmond, VA 23230

Cost: $325 per weekend

Cancelation Policy: Cancelations received 14 days before training will receive a refund minus a $25 administrative fee. No refunds provided if cancelled less than 14 days prior to training date. 

How to register: Email [email protected]

Accepted forms of payment: Mailed check, Credit Card, or Paypal through Make a Payment link. 

2018 Weekend Workshops 

Attend one, several, or all 6 weekend workshops. Each workshop provides 25 APT-approved contact hours for a total of the 150 required training hours to become a Registered Play Therapist. Each workshop is facilitated by a lead Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor with expertise in the topic area and includes guest speakers who are experts in their particular topic of presentation. Our trainings combine lecture and experiential activities to ensure that attendees receive the most comprehensive experience possible.

Foundations & Practice of Play Therapy 

January 26-28, 2018                                25 CEUS

Learn about the history, philosophy, theories, ethical considerations, and basic play therapy facilitation skills in this workshop. Attendees will practice skills from various theoretical orientations and learn about the general process of play therapy. 


Activities & Expressive Arts in Play Therapy

March 2-4, 2018                                      25 CEUS

Learn about the therapeutic power of intentionally selected games, activities, and expressive arts as they relate to play therapy. Techniques specific to drama, music, games, the expressive arts, and puppets will be explored and practiced in this workshop. Learn from a guest speaker who is a Registered and Board-Certified Art Therapist with specific experience helping children & adolescents heal through expressive arts. 


Sandtray & Narrative Techniques in Play Therapy

May 4-6, 2018                                        25 CEUS

Learn about the history, rationale, and general application of sandtray and narrative techniques through experiential exercises. Basic facilitation skills, theoretical constructs, and steps for processing sandtray and narrative work will be demonstrated and practiced. 


Systematic Interventions: Theraplay®, Filial, & Family Play Therapy

September 7-9, 2018                               25 CEUS

Learn the theoretical concepts related to systems theory in play therapy. Unique logistical and ethical considerations will be discussed as it relates to systematic play therapy interventions. Theories and interventions specific to Theraplay® and Filial play therapy will be demonstrated and practiced. 


Play Therapy for Healing Trauma & Loss

October 19-21, 2018                               25 CEUS

Learn about the various issues that children and families face when dealing with traumatic experiences and grief. Special emphasis will be placed on issues of abuse, crisis, death, and divorce. Play therapy concepts and techniques will be demonstrated and practiced throughout this workshop. 


Play Therapy with Diverse Populations

December 7-9, 2018                                25 CEUS

Learn about the process of play therapy with diverse populations, such as adults, couples, LGBTQ-children/families, and foster children/adoptees. Specific multicultural and social considerations will be processed and explored, as well as play therapy strategies and interventions. 

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