Is Therapy Working? Play Therapists Applying Case Conceptualization to the Therapeutic Process ZOOM: November 12


Non-Contact class via Zoom

Saturday, November 12, 2022– 9:30 AM to 2 PM. —(4 hour class with two 15 minute breaks)

This course is designed for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, and pre-licensed associates

CEUs: 4

12 Seats Available.




Are you an expert treatment planner, developing strong treatment goals and objectives, pairing play therapy techniques to presenting issues, effectively measuring progress and explaining your work to parents or other professionals?  The truth is while we’d all like to be treatment planning experts, we are often more solid in regards to engaging clients in play therapy activities than in case conceptualization and planning.

Although case conceptualization is important to the therapeutic process, most play therapists have limited experience with actually developing conceptualizations and using them to drive treatment plans and choosing interventions.

In this workshop we’ll explore the three steps of case conceptualization, and practice using play therapy theory or an integration of play therapy theories to explain client symptoms, behaviors, thoughts, and feelings, develop effective treatment plans with measurable goals and choose treatment interventions to support client growth and change.  We will also discuss how effective case conceptualization supports play therapists’ ability to talk with confidence about the case with parents and other professionals.  Workshop will include both didactics and experientials. Case conceptualization through the lens of different play therapy theories will be discussed and practiced. Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss ways to apply the information to their own cases.

This training is limited to 12 participants.It meets special qualifications to count as a contact training for those who are working on becoming an RPT. For RPT and RPT-S renewals, it counts as a non-contact training. See continuing ed section for more details.


  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and use of case conceptualization in the play therapy process
  • Identify the information needed for play therapist to conceptualize a case
  • Identify ways to determine what assessments and additional information play therapists may be need to support treatment
  • Describe how would use your choice of  play therapy theory to develop specific and measurable treatment goals and select appropriate  play therapy interventions


Jeannette Harroun, LMFT, RPT-S is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. 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 has been an adjunct faculty member with the University of Phoenix and a workshop provider with John F. Kennedy University. She current provides both supervision and consultation for pre-licensed and licensed therapists and thos working on becoming RPTs and CEU workshops through Growth Through Play and other providers.

4 CEs-$25 additional charge. Purchase separately. Karen E Pernet, is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, 83403, to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’S, LCSW’S, LPCC’S AND LEP’S. She maintains 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 4 APT credits. These workshops and presenter have no conflict of interest in presenting this workshop, nor is there any commercial support
Partial credit cannot be offered.

As of July 2022 APT established the following specialized conditions:

APTLive webinars are defined as specialized online play therapy trainings where:
• live synchronous instruction occurs in real time;
• the presenter and attendees communicate with each other virtually
• are limited to no more than 50 attendees;
• are a minimum of two hours in length;
• attendees’ cameras must be on throughout the webinar; and
• a post test is required.

Full refund if canceled 30 days in advance minus a $50 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.


Training  content: Contact Jeannette Harroun
Administrative: Contact Karen Pernet at or 510-923-0520

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Karen Pernet LCSW, RPT-S

Oakland, CA 94602

I would be glad to hear from you and to share information about my services: psychotherapy, general supervision for pre-licensed therapist, specialized supervision for therapists working becoming  Registered Play Therapists, consultations for experienced therapists and trainings in play therapy and sandtray therapy.