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Play Therapy Training

 

             

Effective August 2020, RCC has converted all of our play therapy trainings into live webinars and reduced the cost. Below, you will find our new dates. During this current COVID19 pandemic, the Association for Play Therapy is permitting live webinars to count as contact hours. As of now, all of our 2021 trainings are planned as live interactive webinars. 

Richmond Creative Counseling is an APT approved Provider ( #15-410) and NBCC approved provider (ACEP No. 6946), providing professionals with training to learn more about counseling/play therapy, to fulfill the specific education requirements to become a Registered Play Therapist (through APT), or to obtain APT-approved continuing education hours for renewal of their RPT/S credentials. While completion of our Play Therapy trainings will provide attendees with APT-specific contact hours, it does not guarantee your status as a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, as that is determined by the Association for Play Therapy upon reviewing your application or renewal materials. Please be sure to review the application guidelines at www.a4pt.org to learn more about the specific requirements for becoming a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor. 

How to register: www.rccplaytherapytraining.com

Location of trainings: Virtual 

Cost: $150 per 1-day workshop; $250 per 2-day workshop.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations 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. 

Accepted forms of payment: Payment link through www.rccplaytherapytraining.com

2021 Virtual Play Therapy Workshops

Attend one, several, or all our workshops. Each workshop provides APT and NBCC contact hours. (visit www.a4pt.org to review the specific education requirements to apply to for your RPT/S credential with the Association for Play Therapy). Each workshop is facilitated by a lead Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor with expertise in the topic area and includes co-facilitators/guest speakers who are experts in their particular topic of presentation. Our training workshops combine lecture and experiential activities at the postgraduate level to ensure that attendees receive the most comprehensive experience possible.

 

Play Therapy History & Principles 

Trainer: Kimberly Hines, LCSW, RPT-S

February 26th, 2021                             6 APT/NBCCContact Hours 

Learn about the history of play therapy theories, approaches, and concepts as we delve into 5 historically significant play therapy theories. Discuss and practice key interventions from each theory for experiential learning.

Participants will:

1)      Describe the Definition, History, Theories, and Types of Play Therapy

2)      Describe the Role of the Play Therapist

3)      Describe Toy Selection and storage

4)      Identify and Describe Techniques and 5 Approaches to Play Therapy

5)      Identify and Describe the Process and Stages of Play Therapy 

6)      Identify and Discuss Legal and Ethical Implications of Play Therapy

7)      Demonstrate and Describe Multicultural Considerations of Play Therapy

8)    Engage in Experiential Exercises and Practical Application of Play Therapy

 

Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy

Trainer: Kimberly Hines, LCSW, RPT-S

March 19th-20th, 2021                                12 APT/NBCCContact Hours

Learn about the intersection of CBT and Play Therapy. This 2-day workshop will highlight the theory and practical application of Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy using specific interventions that are often helpful in time-limited treatment programs, school-based settings, and outpatient practice.

Participants will:

1) Identify and describe the key theoretical concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy.

2) Describe clinical presentations appropriate for the use of Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy.

3) Discuss and describe the stages of Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy.

4) Role play the use of Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy in triads.

5) Discuss and recite unique considerations in different clinical settings for the use of Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy.

6) Identify ethical considerations for the use of Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy.

7) Practice up to 10 specific Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy interventions.

 

Intro to Play Therapy Facilitation Skills 

Trainer: Kimberly Hines, LCSW, RPT-S

April 16th-17th, 2021                                     12 APT/NBCCContact Hours 

Tracking, Reflection of Feelings, Restating the Content, Expanding the Metaphor, and other core non-directive play therapy facilitation skills will be taught, explored, and practiced in this 2-day workshop.

Participants will:

1) Identify, describe, and demonstrate tracking, reflection of feelings, restating the content, expanding the metaphor, and returning responsibility during triad role plays.

2) Practice therapeutic limit-setting in the play room.

3) View, analyze, and discuss video clips of non-directive/child-centered play therapy sessions.

4) Document a mock play therapy session using the clinical language of play therapy.

5) Describe ethical considerations in the use of play therapy.

6) Observe, identify, and document play themes from video clips and role plays of play therapy sessions.

 

Play Therapy for Healing Trauma

Trainer: Kimberly Hines, LCSW, RPT-S & Carrie Walker, LPC, RPT-S

May 7th-8th, 2021                          14 APT/NBCCContact Hours 

Learn about the various issues that children and families face when dealing with traumatic experiences. Special emphasis will be placed on issues of abuse, crisis, and divorce. Play therapy concepts and techniques will be demonstrated and practiced throughout this 2-day workshop.

Participants will: 

1) Identify and describe trauma in children and adolescents in outpatient, school, and community based settings 

2) Identify and describe the impact of trauma on the brain

3) Describe and apply the foundational concepts and key principles of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) 

4) Demonstrate eight specific play therapy interventions to address trauma in play therapy

5) Practice the use of bibliotherapy to address trauma in play therapy

6) Identify, describe, and demonstrate the history and foundational concepts of Jungian Play Therapy as it relates to trauma treatment

7) Explain documentation and ethical considerations in addressing trauma through play therapy

 

Games & Activities in Play Therapy

Trainer: Kimberly Hines, LCSW, RPT-S

June 4th, 2021                          7 APT/NBCCContact Hours 

Learn, explore, and practice the power of intentionally selected games and activities in play therapy in this one-day workshop.

Participants will: 

1) Identify and describe the history and theory of the use of games and activities in play therapy. 

2) Describe the process of selecting games and structured activities in play therapy.

3) List the differences between therapeutic games and non-therapeutic games in play therapy.

4) Form teams and Invent and present a therapeutic game to the group using concepts discussed.

5) Document a mock play therapy session with the use of games/activities.

6) Identify legal and ethical considerations in the use of games and activities in play therapy. 

 

Play Therapy with Adoptees and Children in Foster Care

Trainer: Kimberly Hines, LCSW, RPT-S

July 16th, 2021                          7 APT/NBCCContact Hours 

Taught by adoption expert, Kim Hines, LCSW, RPT-S, this workshop will examine unique considerations when working with adoptees and children in foster care that will shape the play therapy interventions used in session. Learn specific play therapy theories most conducive to this population and practice up to 4 specific interventions.  

Participants will:

1) Identify and explore the unique therapeutic considerations of working with children in foster care/adoptees.

2) Discuss specific clinical case studies of children in foster care/adoptees.

3) Identify and describe the ethical considerations in working with children in foster care/adoptees.

4) Identify and list play therapy theories most applicable for this population.

5) Discuss the importance of family/caregiver involvement and case management.

6) Experience and practice at least 4 play therapy interventions to be used with children in foster care/adoptees

 

Addressing Grief & Loss in Play Therapy

Trainers: Kimberly Hines, LCSW, RPT-S 

September 17th-18th, 2021                         14 APT/NBCCContact Hours 

Learn about recognizing grief and loss issues in play therapy with exploration of theories, evaluative techniques, and play therapy interventions. Emphasis will be placed on issues of death/dying, pet loss, and natural disasters.

Participants will: 

1) Identify and describe the differences between trauma and grief as it relates to play themes in play therapy.

2) Identify various stages and expressions of grief and loss in play therapy.

3) Describe unique considerations when addressing death and dying in play therapy. 

4) List the stages of play therapy when working with victims of natural disasters.

5) Demonstrate specific play therapy techniques and interventions to address grief and loss in play therapy.

6) Practice up to 8 play therapy interventions to address grief and loss in play therapy.

7) Identify the stages of grief in divorce as it relates to play expression in play therapy.

8) Practice and demonstrate documentation and ethical considerations when working with grief and loss issues in play therapy. 

 

Play Therapy with Diverse Populations

Trainers: Kimberly Hines, LCSW, RPT-S 

October 15th-16th, 2021                         12 APT/NBCCContact Hours 

Learn about the process of play therapy when working with children and families with unique multicultural and social considerations. This 2-day workshop will focus primarily on exploring and improving cultural competence in play therapy, working with LGBTQ children/families, and play therapy approaches with older teens and adults.

Participants will: 

1) Identify and describe the importance of culturally-sensitive toys and play spaces in play therapy.

2) Describe specific cultural considerations related to race/ethnicity, religion, sexuality, and gender in play therapy.

3) Explain the role and qualities of a culturally sensitive play therapist.

4) Explain and practice specific considerations when using non-directive and directive play therapy approaches with diverse populations.

5) Demonstrate specific play therapy techniques when working with adults and older teens in play therapy.

6) Explain the differences between gender expression and sexuality and how this may show up in play therapy sessions. 

7) Practice and demonstrate specific play therapy interventions for children who are gender non-binary or diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria.

8) Practice and demonstrate documentation and ethical considerations when working with diverse populations.

 

 

Richmond Creative Counseling, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider ACEP No. 6946. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Richmond Creative Counseling LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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