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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 

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

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. 

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 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. 

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 CEUS

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 & Kate Jackson, LCSW, RPT-S

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®, 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 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. 

Participants will learn:

1. How to identify trauma and loss in children and adolescents in outpatient, school, and community based settings 

2. The impact of trauma on the brain

3. The foundational concepts and key principles of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) 

4. Eight specific play therapy interventions to address trauma and loss in play therapy

5. The use of bibliotherapy to address trauma and loss in play therapy

6. The history and foundational concepts of Jungian Play Therapy as it relates to trauma treatment

7. 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 CEUS

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. 

Participants will learn:

1. The importance of culturally-sensitive toys and play spaces in play therapy

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

3. The role and qualities of a culturally sensitive play therapist

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

5. Specific play therapy techniques when working with adults and couples

6. The differences between gender expression and sexuality 

7. Specific play therapy interventions for children who are gender non-binary or diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria 

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

9. Documentation and ethical considerations when working with diverse populations

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