WORK TOWARD BECOMING A REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST
This friendly and welcoming small group training is for therapists, counselors, social workers and others who work with children ages 3 to 12 and who are interested in learning Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), a core skill for helping children who are experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties. CCPT is a humanistic therapy based on the premise that play is the language of children, that growth and healing develop from fully and completely accepting the child exactly as they are and that safety and structure are essential ingredients. Skills training uses video, demonstrations, roleplay and supervised practice exercises.
Day 1: Focus will be on theory and practice. The essential CCPT skills, structuring, empathic listening, imaginary play and limit setting, will be taught through the use of lectures, videos, roleplays and individualized, supportive feedback.
Day 2: CCPT session roleplay practice, understanding themes, recognizing stages of therapy and tracking progress. Difficult types of play will be reviewed. Involving parents will be covered. Lecture, videos and roleplays will be used. Participants are encouraged to bring case material.
Training will be in-person and limited to 6 participants. The ratio of participants to workshop leader is small to ensure opportunity to address individual questions, concerns and discussion.
TIME AND DATE: Saturday and Sunday, January 13-14, 2024 from 9:30AM TO 5:00 PM. There will be a one hour lunch break and a 15 minute break in the morning and afternoon.
LOCATION: 3725 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602
TARGET AUDIENCE: This course is designed for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs and pre-licensed associates
PREREQUISITES: None. Suggested Reading: *Dibs In Search of Self-Virginia Axline; Child-Centered Play Therapy-N&J Cochran, W. Nordling; Play Therapy Basic Training Workbook-J. Mullen
TRAINER: Jeannette Harroun, LMFT, RPT is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist. She has a private practice in Lafayette, CA where she provides psychotherapy and individual consultation and supervision. Her approach to therapy is described as positive, warm and playful. She works with children, teens and parents in addressing a variety of concerns including self-regulation, self-esteem, attachment, tantrums and impulsivity, parenting/co-parenting/blended family issues, anxiety, depression, school and motivational issues, trauma, and divorce. She offers supervision and consultation for therapists seeking the Registered Play Therapist designation. She regularly teaches CE courses with Growth Through Play Therapy Training Associates as well as other organizations and has been an adjunct faculty member with the University of Phoenix and a workshop provider with John F. Kennedy University.
After the training participants will be able to:
- Summarize the principals of Child Centered Play Therapy (as developed by Virginia Axline)
- Describe what is meant by each of Axline’s 8 principles of CCPT
- List the basic 4 skills of CCPT
- Perform the 4 basic skills of CCPT
- Name 3 types of presenting situations for which Child Centered Play Therapy would be helpful
- Name 1 types of presenting situation for which Child Centered Play Therapy would usually be contraindicated.
- Appropriately handle a wide range of possible situations in play sessions
- Describe the difference between content and themes and how that is useful in reviewing and evaluating play therapy sessions.
- List 2 ways to meaningfully involve parents in the play therapy process
12 CEs-$25 additional charge. Purchase separately. Growth Through Play Therapy, is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, 1032322, to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’S, LCSW’S, LPCC’S AND LEP’S. They maintain responsibility for this program/course and its content.Growth through Play Therapy is an approved provider for the Association for Play Therapy APT 09-241 No extra charge for APT approval. These workshops and presenter have no conflict of interest in presenting this workshop, nor is there any commercial support
Partial credit cannot be offered.
Full refund if canceled 45 days in advance minus a $75 administrative fee. After that date there will be no refund unless space is filled from the waiting list. If the training is cancelled by Growth through Play Therapy, a full refund will be given unless the participant confirms by e-mail that they are registering for another class.
QUESTIONS: Contact Karen Pernet at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-923-0520