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. We will be offering additional webinar trainings in 2021.
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.
Location of trainings: Virtual
Cost: $150 per 1-day workshop; $250 per 2-day workshop.
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.
2020 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 for Healing Trauma
Trainer: Kimberly Hines, LCSW, RPT-S
October 9th & 10th, 2020 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, impact of COVID19 pandemic, and divorce. Play therapy concepts and techniques will be demonstrated and practiced throughout this 2-day workshop.
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
October 23rd, 2020 7 APT/NBCCContact Hours
Learn, explore, and practice the power of intentionally selected games and activities in play therapy in this one-day workshop with break out webinar groups.
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 Diverse Populations
Trainers: Kimberly Hines, LCSW, RPT-S
November 13th & 14th, 2020 14 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. Special emphasis will be placed on addressing issues of race and racism in the context of play therapy.
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.
9) Practice and discuss addressing issues related to racism in the context of play therapy sessions.
Expressive Arts in Play Therapy
Trainer: Leila Saadeh, LPC, ATR-BC
November 20th & 21st, 2020 14 APT/NBCCContact Hours
Learn about the use of the expressive arts in play therapy, as well as exploration and understanding of the intentional use of specific media with different clinical presentations. Techniques specific to drama, music, movement, and art-making will be explored and practiced in this 2-day workshop, facilitated by a Registered and Board-Certified Art Therapist. Special emphasis will be placed on engaging children in the use of expressive arts during virtual play therapy due to current COVID19 pandemic.
1) Identify and describe the history and theoretically underpinnings of Expressive Arts Therapy.
2) Describe, document, and process the use of specific media in play therapy.
3) Define the difference between Art Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy.
4) Describe specific legal, ethical, and cultural considerations when utilizing the expressive arts in play therapy.
5) Practice up to 10 specific expressive arts interventions to utilize in play therapy, to include drama, movement, art-making, and music.
6) Document a mock play therapy session using expressive arts approaches.
7) Engage in 2 role plays with triads to experience the use of expressive arts in play therapy.
Addressing Grief & Loss in Play Therapy
Trainers: Kimberly Hines, LCSW, RPT-S
December 4th & 5th, 2020 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.
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.
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.