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Therapeutic Counseling for Children, Adults and Families!

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Sandtrays in Play Therapy

Cost : $250 (plus processing fee)

August 12-13, 2022


To register, go to  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sandtray-in-play-therapy-tickets-341261110167


Friday hours: 12:00 pm to 6:30 pm (break from 3:00-3:30 pm)

Saturday hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (break from 12:00-1:00 pm)


Location: Northeastern State University, 3100 E New Orleans, Broken Arrow, OK. Education Building


APT Approved Provider 17-514. This course is also approved for LPC, LMFT, and LCSW in Oklahoma.


Instructor: Julie Reising, LMFT, RPT-S


Come prepared to play and participate! Play therapy activities are interspersed throughout the course to increase your understanding of the topic, your clients, and yourself! Not only will you gain the latest research and information, and you will leave with a series of play therapy activities and opportunities to network with other play therapists! This course is interactive and structured to be inclusive of different learning styles, including role play, reflection, and small group discussions. Designed to provide the therapist with the basis or sandtray in play therapy, topics include types of sand, selection, and display of miniatures, designing a portable sandtray, process vs. product, processing tray, and developmental expectations of clients. Each participant will be provided with a portable sandtray. Participants will be required to bring in a set of miniatures to use. Participants will have the option of purchasing their own sandtray starter kit from Dawson Counseling and Play Therapy for $30.


Objectives:

1. Describe how to set up, conduct & process a sandtray as part of a play therapy session.

2. Describe categories of miniatures in play therapy and sandtray therapy

3. Identify and discuss issues regarding selection of miniatures in play therapy.

4. Identify key history & key theorists regarding sandtrays in play therapy.

5. Identify common themes in the sandtray process during a play therapy session.

6. Identify sandtray interventions to use in play therapy with different populations.

7. Engage in group sandtray activities in play therapy.

8. Identify the differences between sandtray & sandplay.

9. Identify how sandtray activities can be utilized in play therapy sessions with families & individuals.

10. Identify age/developmental expectations for using sandtray in play therapy.

11. Actively participate in a sandtray play practice session.

12. Identify at least 2 sandtray play activities to utilize in the school counselor’s office.

13. Identify at least 2 sandtray play activities to utilize in the classroom.


What Can I Do If...? Setting Limits in Play Therapy - Live Online!

Join in a 3-hour live webinar that goes into detail about setting limits and boundaries in child-centered play therapy. July 8, 2022.


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-can-i-do-if-setting-limits-in-play-therapy-live-online-tickets-328223805237


Cost: $60 + registration fee. Early Bird Discount of 10% + registration fee if registered by June 30, 2022. Use code RPT10 for discount.


Join Julie Reising, LMFT, RPT-S, in a 3-hour live webinar that goes into detail about setting limits and boundaries in child-centered play therapy. Topics covered include 3 Step ACT, incentives and rewards, redirection, working with parents, responding to questions, aggressive actions, and unique situations. This course is interactive and structured to be inclusive of different learning styles.


APT Approved Provider 17-514. This course is also approved for LPC, LMFT, and LCSW in Oklahoma. Training meets the APT requirements for contact hours of CE via live webinars.


Limit 50 participants.


1:00 pm Course Begins

2:30 pm Break

2:45 pm Course

4:15 pm Course Ends


Objectives:

• Identify and practice steps of ACT to use in play therapy.

• Identify 2 limits to set with parents in the playroom with play therapy.

• Identify at least 2 ways to reply to questions children ask in play therapy.

Set up and Design of an Accepting and Diverse Playroom for Play Therapy (3 CE hrs - Ethics) Live ONLINE

Cost: $60 + registration fee.

To register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/x/set-up-and-design-of-an-accepting-and-diverse-playroom-for-play-therapy-tickets-326832102617


Are you ready to welcome all clients into your playroom? This 3-hour virtual webinar is designed to assist the play therapist in designing a safe and welcoming space for all clients. Topics included will be play materials, paperwork, language, interactions, and design of the play therapy room. This course is interactive and structured to be inclusive of different learning styles.


Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours. APT Approved Provider 17-514. This course is also approved for Ethics for LPC, LMFT, and LCSW in Oklahoma.


Limit 40 participants.


1:00 pm Course Begins

2:30 pm Break

2:45 pm Course

4:15 pm Course Ends


Objectives:

Identify at least 3 areas to focus on for a diverse and accepting playroom.

Identify at least 2 areas of deficit to improve in your play therapy practice.

Identify at least 3 ways to make your play therapy paperwork more inclusive.

Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment Planning in Play Therapy

 (12 CE hours)

Cost : $250 (plus processing fee)

To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diagnosis-assessment-and-treatment-planning-in-play-therapy-tickets-326793487117 

Friday hours: 12:00 pm to 6:30 pm (break from 3:00-3:30 pm)

Saturday hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (break from 12:00-1:00 pm)

Location: Northeastern State University, 3100 E New Orleans, Broken Arrow, OK. Education Building


Where to start? What does this client need? What is their developmental level? How does the client’s history and culture influence their symptoms and needs? How do you know if there is any progress being made? This course is designed to provide the play therapist with strategies to conduct assessment & treatment planning with clients. Assessment and play therapy interventions will be discussed to look at different diagnoses and family dynamics. Topics include DC: 0-5, case studies, child development, interviewing families, diagnosis, note writing, communication with others, documenting progress, & meeting individual needs. This course is interactive and structured to be inclusive of different learning styles, including role play, reflection, and small group discussions.


Objectives:

1. Identify diagnoses that may be appropriate for play therapy.

2. Identify at least 3 play therapy assessment techniques.

3. Describe play therapy goals & objectives of play therapy for a client based on their history, culture, & presenting issues.

4. Describe critical components for case studies in play therapy.

5. Identify components for diagnosis for children ages 0-5.

6. Describe components of play therapy note documentation.

7. Identify play-based assessments to assist in diagnosis.

8. Identify & develop information to use in educating parents and others about play therapy.

9. Identify how to assess and communicate client’s progress in play therapy.

10. Identify techniques to build the therapist’s relationship with children in play therapy.

11. Identify components of note writing for a play therapy session.

12. Identify how to recognize progress in a play therapy session.

13. Develop a weekly assessment to utilize with caregivers and/or client.


Registration is limited to 30 participants.


12 hours CE's. Approved for APT and Oklahoma LPC, LCSW, and LMFT. APT Provider #17-514

Taking a Closer Look: Internal Bias in Play Therapy Ethics (Live Online)

(May 6, 2022)

3 CE hours

1:00 pm Course Begins

2:30 pm Break

2:45 pm Course

4:15 pm Course Ends


This workshop is designed to enhance self-awareness for the clinician and supervisor in play therapy with children and their families. Topics include self-awareness, identifying internal bias, microaggressions, and universal aspects of play.


Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 hours CONTACT CE.


APT Approved Provider 17-514.


This course is also approved for Ethics for LPC, LMFT, and LCSW in Oklahoma


Registration is limited to 40 participants.



For cancellation policy, please go to www.dawsonplaytherapy.com


Theories of Play Therapy 

(April 8-9, 2022)

12 CE hours

Cost : $250 (plus processing fee)

To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/theories-in-play-therapy-tickets-268583078217 

Friday hours: 12:00 pm to 6:30 pm (break from 3:00-3:30 pm)

Saturday hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (break from 12:00-1:00 pm)

Location: Northeastern State University, 3100 E New Orleans, Broken Arrow, OK. Education Building


Theories, theories, and more theories! Where does your philosophy of treatment land with theories of play therapy? Visit the ten seminal theories to find out how each was developed and participate in activities that represent each theory. Included will be Adlerian, Child-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral, Developmental, Ecosystemic, Filial, Gestalt, Jungian, Object-Relations, and Theraplay. We will also take a look at Synergetic Play Therapy. This course is interactive and structured to be inclusive of different learning styles.

1. Participants will identify at least 3 different theories of play therapy.

2. Participants will identify the theory of play therapy that best fits their overall philosophy.

3. Participants will identify at least 3 theorists in play therapy.

4. Participants will Identify what method of play therapy may be most effective for trauma &/or attachment work.

5. Participants will identify at least 3 reliable resources to use for locating reliable and accurate play therapy research.

6. Participants will define prescriptive play therapy.

7. Participants will identify and discuss themes present in children’s play in play therapy.

8. Participants will describe a child that may not be appropriate for play therapy.

9. Participants will identify how to involve families in at least 3 play therapy theories.

10. Participants will identify effective ways to provide self-care & prevent burnout.

11. Participants will identify at least 5 approaches to coping with work stressors to avoid burnout for play therapists.


Suggested Reading:

• Brody, V. (1997). The dialogue of touch: Developmental play therapy. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson Inc.

• Crenshaw, D.A., & Stewart, A.L. Editors. (2015). Play therapy: A comprehensive guide to theory & practice. New York, NY: Guilford Press.


Infrastructure of Play Therapy 

(February 11-12, 2022) 

12 CE hours

Cost : $250.

To register, go to:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/226684588707

Friday hours: 12:00 pm to 6:30 pm (break from 3:00-3:30 pm)

Saturday hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (break from 12:00-1:00 pm)

Location: Northeastern State University, 3100 E New Orleans, Broken Arrow, OK. Education Building


Are you ready to begin your journey into the world of play therapy? Join fellow play enthusiasts as we explore the beginning of play therapy with Freud and trek into the 21st century. In addition to history and the development of play therapy theories, topics will include stages of play, setting up an inclusive playroom, selecting and arranging materials, overview of play therapy theories, basic play therapy skills, the therapeutic powers of play, and communicating with others about the importance and power of play. This course is interactive and structured to be inclusive of different learning styles.


1. Identify at least 2 people who contributed to the development of play therapy.

2. Identify at least 4 major theories of play therapy.

3. Identify materials to set up a play therapy room that is inclusive and welcoming.

4. Identify materials to assemble a portable play therapy kit.

5. Identify the differences between directive & non-directive play therapy.

6. Demonstrate an ability to perform basic play therapy facilitation skills including tracking, restatement of content, and reflection of feelings.

7. Demonstrate an ability to perform play therapy facilitation skills of encouragement, self-esteem building, & setting limits

8. Identify the stages of play and how they are integrated into play therapy.

9. Develop information to provide education to families regarding play therapy.

10. Practice explaining play therapy to families, both adults and children.

11. Identify the 4 therapeutic factors of play.

12. Describe the importance of the therapeutic relationship.

13. Describe the process and importance of termination in play therapy.

Suggested Reading:

• Kottman, T. (2011). Play therapy basics and beyond. 2nd ed. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

• Landreth, G.L. (2012). Play therapy: the art of the relationship. 3rd Ed. New York, NY: Routledge.

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