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Play Therapy Training

 

             

Richmond Creative Counseling is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (Provider #15-410) and NBCC (ACEP No. 6946) to provide 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: 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  (2019 dates TBA in November 2018)

Attend one, several, or all 6 weekend workshops. Each workshop provides 25 APT contact hours for a total of 150 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 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.

Foundations & Practice of Play Therapy 

Trainers: Carrie Walker, LPC, RPT-S & Kimberly Hines, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist

January 26-28, 2018                                25 Contact Hours

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. 

Participants will learn:

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

2)      Role of the Play Therapist

3)      Toy Selection and storage

4)      Techniques and Approaches to Play Therapy

5)      Basic Play Therapy Facilitation Skills

6)      Process and Stages of Play Therapy 

7)      Legal and Ethical Implications of Play Therapy

8)      Documentation of Play Therapy

9)      Multicultural Considerations of Play Therapy

10)    Experiential Exercises and Practical Application of Play Therapy

 

Activities & Expressive Arts in Play Therapy

Trainers: Carrie Walker, LPC, RPT-S, Kate Jackson, LCSW, RPT-S, & Sarah Thacker, LPC, ATR-BC

March 2-4, 2018                                      25 Contact Hours

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. 

Participants will learn:

  1. The power of selected games, structured activities, and expressive arts in play therapy
  2. Understand the guidelines for selecting the games/activities and expressive arts exercises
  3. Identify the process of facilitating activities/games and expressive arts
  4. Recognize specific considerations when utilizing these techniques in the context of play therapy
  5. Experiential practice with activities/games and expressive arts in play therapy
  6. How to document the use of therapeutic activities and expressive arts in play therapy
  7. Legal and Ethical Implications of utilizing Expressive Arts in Play Therapy

 

Sandtray & Narrative Techniques in Play Therapy

Trainers: Carrie Walker, LPC, RPT-S & Kimberly Hines, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist

May 4-6, 2018                                        25 Contact Hours

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

Participants will learn:

1. History and theoretical foundation of sandplay and sandtray therapy

2. Qualities and role of the play therapist when using sandtray therapy

3. How to set up a sandtray space and the stages of conducting/facilitating sandtray sessions in play therapy

4. Developmental aspects of sandtray therapy

5. To differentiate between spontaneous and directed sand trays in play therapy

6. The experiential process of creating both spontaneous and directed sand trays

7. The process of externalization in narrative therapy in the context of play therapy

8. To identify the key steps in the process of narrative techniques in play therapy

9. To identify and practice the role of the therapist when using narrative techniques in play therapy

10. The importance of the metaphor in narrative therapy

11. The use of mutual and digital storytelling in play therapy

12. The experiential process of narrative techniques during group role plays

13. How to document sandtray and narrative techniques in play therapy

14. Ethical considerations of utilizing sandtray and narrative techniques in play therapy

 

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

Trainers:  Kimberly Hines, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist 

September 7-9, 2018                               25 Contact Hours (APT)

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®, Filial play therapy, and Family Play Therapy will be demonstrated and practiced. 

Participants will learn:

1. The history and theoretical foundations of Theraplay®, Filial, and Family Play Therapy

2. The qualities and roles of the play therapist when utilizing Theraplay®, Filial, and Family Play Therapy

3. How to prepare the play therapy space when utilizing systemic interventions

4. Developmental considerations when utilizing systematic interventions in play therapy

5. The stages of therapy sessions when utilizing Theraplay®, Filial, and Family Play Therapy

6. The appropriate selection of games, activities, and directives when engaging families in Family Play Therapy

7. Documentation and ethical considerations of Theraplay®, Filial, and Family Play Therapy

8. Experiential practice of all three systematic interventions in play therapy

 

Play Therapy for Healing Trauma & Loss

Trainers: Carrie Walker, LPC, RPT-S & Kimberly Hines, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist

October 19-21, 2018                               25 Contact Hours (APT/NBCC)

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. 

This workshop is designed to help attendees:

1. Identify and describe trauma and loss 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 and loss in play therapy

5. Practice the use of bibliotherapy to address trauma and loss 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 and loss through play therapy

 

Play Therapy with Diverse Populations

Trainers: Carrie Walker, LPC, RPT-S & Kimberly Hines, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist

December 7-9, 2018                                25 Contact Hours (APT/NBCC)

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

This workshop is designed to help attendees::

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 couples

6. Explain the differences between gender expression and sexuality 

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

8. Describe unique considerations when working with children in foster care and adoptees in play therapy

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

 

 

ADDITIONAL PLAY THERAPY TRAININGS:

 

Play Therapy Approaches with Children/Families Who are Non-binary and Transgender

Trainer: Carrie J. Walker, LPC, RPT-S, CTP-C

November 30th, 2018  9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.                          6 Contact Hours (APT/NBCC)

Cost: $150

Children who are non-binary or transgender (and their caregivers) need therapists who are informed, trained, and affirming when it comes to gender identity and expression. But they also need child therapists who understand the universal language of childhood: PLAY! Come learn the ins and outs of gender fluidity, the WPATH standards of care in treating children/adolescents, the role of play therapy in effectively addressing gender dysphoria, and walk away with 3 specific play therapy interventions you can start using immediately. This training provides 6 contact hours through APT and NBCC and is presented by Carrie J. Walker, LPC, RPT-S, CTP-C. Carrie has unique and specialized training in providing therapy to individuals who are non-binary/transgender and is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. She co-facilitates a support group for caregivers of children who are non-binary/transgender and is passionate about the power of play therapy in best supporting children in building and maintaining the confidence, emotional intelligence, and empowerment they need to become healthy and happy adults.

This workshop is designed to help attendees:

1.Describe an overview of gender terminology and developmental considerations for gender identity & expression.

2.Explain the WPATH standards of care for providing the best possible care to children/adolescents.

3.Identify and explain 3 play therapy theories relevant to working with gender dysphoria in children. 

4.Practice and demonstrate the ethical considerations in using play therapy with children who are non-binary/transgender.

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

6.Review and practice documentation relevant to play therapy with children who are non-binary/transgender.

7.Practice and demonstrate 3 play therapy interventions appropriate for children who are non-binary/transgender.

 

Play Therapy Supervision Training

Trainers: Carrie J. Walker, LPC, RPT-S 

December 1st, 2018  9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.                          6 Contact Hours (APT/NBCC)

Cost: $150

Learn the ins and outs of providing play therapy supervision in this interactive workshop that is limited to 12 participants. Review theories of play therapy supervision, write your own play therapy supervision contract, and practice 3 play therapy interventions to utilize in play therapy supervision. This training is ideal for individuals needing the required contact hours to become a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, or needing to renew their RPT-S.

This workshop is designed to help attendees:

  1. Identify and explain the role and responsibilities of the play therapy supervisor.
  2. Describe 3 theories of play therapy supervision.
  3. Develop a play therapy supervision contract.
  4. Review and practice documentation needed for play therapy supervision.
  5. Describe ethical considerations for play therapy supervision.
  6. Demonstrate and practice 3 experiential activities for play therapy supervision.

 

 

 

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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