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Play Therapy Training

Play Therapy Training

     

All Play Therapy trainings will be conducted via Live Online Webinar through June of 2022. The  Association for Play Therapy is permitting live webinars to count as contact hours due to the unique considerations of COVID19. In-Person trainings will resume in the late summer of 2022.

Richmond Creative Counseling is an APT approved Provider ( #15-410) providing professionals with training to learn more about 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 (through June 2022)

Cost: $75 per 1/2 day workshop; $175 per 1-day workshop; $275 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

2022 Virtual Play Therapy Workshops

Attend one, several, or all our workshops. Each workshop provides APT 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 4th, 2022                         6 APT Contact 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

February 25th-26th, 2022                                12 APT Contact 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.


Play Therapy for ADHD 

Trainer: Kimberly Hines, LCSW, RPT-S

March 11th, 2022                            3 APT Contact Hours

Learn at least 3 play therapy interventions to address ADHD symptoms during Play Therapy Sessions. This workshop will discuss the unique considerations for utilizing virtual play therapy when working with children diagnosed with ADHD. Discuss and practice the use of play therapy theories and techniques in both the assessment and treatment of ADHD in children ages 3 to 12. 

Participants will:

1) Identify and Describe ADHD symptomatology as it presents itself in Play Therapy sessions

2) Identify and Describe 3 specific Play Therapy interventions/activities to treat ADHD

3) Identify and Describe considerations for Play Therapy with ADHD via telehealth

4) Engage in Experiential exercises and practical application of Play Therapy


Play Therapy for Healing Trauma

Trainer: Kimberly Hines, LCSW, RPT-S 

March 25th-26th, 2022                       14 APT Contact 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


Expressive Arts in Play Therapy

Trainer: Leila Saadeh, LPC, ATR-BC

April 1st -2nd , 2022                          14 APT Contact 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. 

Participants will: 

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.



Virtual Play Therapy

Trainer: Kimberly Hines, LCSW, RPT-S

April 8th, 2022                                               3 APT Contact Hours

Learn about the unique considerations of implementing play therapy virtually, to include modifying classic play therapy interventions without losing the essence of play. This workshop will provide an overview of virtual play therapy, to include up to four specific play therapy interventions that can be utilized virtually. 

Participants will:

1)      Describe the Unique Considerations of Virtual Play Therapy 

2)      Demonstrate Appropriate Ways to Modify Play Therapy Interventions To Be Effective Virtually

3)      Learn and Practice The Use of Digital Tools in Play Therapy

4)      Practice 4 Virtual Play Therapy Interventions 

5)      Identify and Discuss Legal and Ethical Implications of Virtual Play Therapy


Addressing Grief & Loss in Play Therapy

Trainers: Kimberly Hines, LCSW, RPT-S 

April 22nd-23rd, 2022                         14 APT Contact 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 Adoptees and Children in Foster Care

Trainer: Kimberly Hines, LCSW, RPT-S

May 13th, 2022                       7 APT Contact 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


Games & Activities in Play Therapy

Trainer: Kimberly Hines, LCSW, RPT-S

June 10th, 2022                         7 APT Contact 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. 


2022 IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS

 

Play Therapy Facilitation Skills 

Trainer: Kimberly Hines, LCSW, RPT-S

September 16th-17th, 2022                                 12 APT Contact 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.

 

Sandtray in Play Therapy

Trainer: Kimberly Hines, LCSW, RPT-S 
October 14-15, 2022                          14 APT Contact Hours 

Learn about the history, rationale, and general application of sandtray work in Play Therapy. Basic facilitation skills, theoretical concepts, non-directed vs. directed sandtrays, and steps for processing a sandtray will be demonstrated and practiced in this in-person 2-day workshop.

Participants will: 

1) Identify and describe the history and theoretical foundation of sandplay and sandtray therapy.

2) Describe the qualities and role of the play therapist when using sandtray therapy.

3) Practice and demonstrate how to set up a sandtray space and the stages of conducting/facilitating sandtray session in play therapy. 

4) Describe the developmental aspects of sandtrays in play therapy.

5) Demonstrate the differences between spontaneous and directed sandtrays in play therapy. 

6) Practice and experience the process of creating both spontaneous and directed sandtrays.

7) List and describe ethical considerations of utilizing a sandtray in play therapy.

8) Document a mock play therapy session with the use of sandtray.


Family & Filial Play Therapy

Trainers: Kimberly Hines, LCSW, RPT-S & Heather Morgan, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist

November 18th-19th. 2022                           12 APT Contact Hours 

Learn the theoretical concepts related to systems theory in play therapy. Discuss unique logistical and ethical considerations in Family & Filial Play therapy and practice core interventions in this in-person 2-day workshop.

Participants will: 

1) Identify the history and theoretical foundations of Filial and Family Play Therapy.

2) List the qualities and role of the play therapist when utilizing Filial and Family Play Therapy.

3) Describe how to prepare the play therapy space when utilizing systemic interventions.

4) Describe developmental considerations when utilizing Filial and Family Play Therapy.

5) List the stages of therapy sessions when utilizing Filial and Family Play Therapy.

6) Describe and practice the appropriate section of games, activities, and directives when engaging families in Filial and Family Play Therapy.

7) Practice both Filial and Family Play Therapy interventions in dyads and triads.

8) Document mock Filial and Play Therapy sessions. 

9) Identify legal and ethical considerations in the use of Filial and Family Play Therapy.