August 13, 2022

10 AM to 3:15 PM in person

4CEs and  4 APT credits




Covid requirements: Participants need to be vaccinated; mask wearing will be required

1 hour lunch break will not be counted toward the 4 CEs awarded

In this workshop we will explore approaches to play therapy, the healing benefits of play and interventions to successfully engage and support children and families in addressing concerns including depression, anxiety, self-regulation and trauma. The class will include both didactic instruction, roleplays and activities with other participants.

It is said that you can’t enter any world for which you don’t have the language and that is particularly true in working with children. Play is a child’s language, and both play and expressive arts techniques provide an effective means for therapeutic work with children. Many play therapy techniques are evidence-based and effectively integrated with a variety of theoretical perspectives.  In this workshop we will explore approaches to play therapy, the healing benefits of play and interventions to successfully.

LOCATION: 3725 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602 In Person  Office is well ventilated and has 2 air filter machines

This course is designed for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, pre-licensed associates and graduate mental health students

None but come prepared to learn and to play

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 is currently a collaborative supervisor for the Wright Institute and has been an adjunct faculty member with the University of Phoenix and a workshop provider with John F. Kennedy University.


  1. Identify three benefits of play therapy
  2. Identify two benefits of case conceptualization
  3. Describe how the therapeutic powers of play support treatment planning and choosing appropriate interventions
  4. Identify three play therapy interventions that can help clients increase self-regulation skills
  5. Identify three play therapy interventions that create connection and facilitate the client’s ability to express and process feelings
  6. Identify two family play therapy interventions and their use

6 CEs-$25 additional charge. Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy (Provider #76949) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’S, LCSW’S, LPCC’S AND LEP’S. SICGT 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 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 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.

 QUESTIONS About the training:  Contact  Jeannette at 925-890-7478 or

About the facility or payment: Contact Karen Pernet at 510-923-0520 or

6 seats available

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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.