Multi-Year Library 2015-2018


Includes online access to the 2015 - 2018 conference sessions.

Standard: $599.00

Products

Neurobiology of Play-Why Play Therapy Matters

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Neurobiology of Play-Why Play Therapy Matters


Identification: Tu-5

Credits: None available.

Participants will be exposed to the literature on the neurobiology behind play which will provide a framework for advocating for, and supporting their play therapy practice with parents and other professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the stimulus and reward system of the brain and the role play therapy plays in activating that system.
  • Identify at least 6 developmental goals that play therapy facilitates.
  • Utilize information presented in the session to present to parents, caregivers, and other concerned professionals about the neurobiological research that supports play therapy practice.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $59.00

The Neurobiological Properties that Foster Psychological Healing and Development in Jungian Sandplay

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The Neurobiological Properties that Foster Psychological Healing and Development in Jungian Sandplay


Identification: Tu-6

Credits: None available.

This workshop examines the neurobiological components involved in the Sandplay, and how they work to change psychological functioning in the play therapy process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the neurological systems activated by work in Sandplay.
  • Express the neurological reasons behind the absence of interpretation of the trays to the client.
  • Describe how working with the hands in the sand can result in improved language skills.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $59.00

Brain Structure and Function in Play Therapy: Interview, Assessment, and Treatment Planning

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Brain Structure and Function in Play Therapy: Interview, Assessment, and Treatment Planning


Identification: W-1

Credits: None available.

The workshop reviews brain structure, organization, integration, and mediation of function. These concepts are essential to play therapists’ clinical interviews identifying cognitive, emotional, and physiological symptomatology. This process is crucial to the formation of sequentially appropriate, trauma informed treatment plans.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define key neurobiological concepts critical to play therapy work.
  • List functional indicators of children suffering from social emotional maltreatment.
  • List key neurobiological concepts critical to intervention design.
  • Identify important developmental play and attachment activities impacting specific brain regions.
  • Describe brain region activities appropriate for play therapy and a therapeutic web of treatment.
  • Develop a play therapy protocol listing dosing, social ratios, and play activities for therapists, family, and community partners.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $99.00

Ethical Decision Making in Play Therapy Supervision: What Registered Play Therapist Supervisors Need to Know

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Ethical Decision Making in Play Therapy Supervision: What Registered Play Therapist Supervisors Need to Know


Identification: W-5

Credits: None available.

Registered Play Therapy Supervisors are faced with challenges or ethical gray areas on a daily basis. RPT-S's may be balancing multiple roles and responsibilities, such as licensing supervisor, administrative supervisors and play therapy supervisor.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify areas for potential conflicts in play therapy supervision.
  • Demonstrate ability to use an ethical decision making model while providing play therapy supervision.
  • Apply the play therapy developmental framework for supervision.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $59.00

Multi-Cultural Play Therapy

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Multi-Cultural Play Therapy


Identification: W-7

Credits: None available.

This interactive workshop allows play therapists to expand their knowledge about multicultural play therapy. The workshop provides supportive structure for self-reflection on multicultural play therapy. Shared experience and research will support the participants' multicultural practice with children and families.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how their own cultural background may impact their views of play, play therapy, and the populations they serve.
  • Describe at least 3 examples of how culture may impact help-seeking behaviors as well as investment in play therapy.
  • Apply at least 3 practical strategies to create a playroom and play therapy experience that is inviting and appropriate for a multi-cultural setting.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $39.00

Kids and Teens in Court: A Play Therapy Approach to Court Preparation and Education

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Kids and Teens in Court: A Play Therapy Approach to Court Preparation and Education


Identification: W-8

Credits: None available.

This workshop provides an overview of the Kids in Court program at the Chadwick Center, and gives participants play therapy intervention ideas for how to educate and support children who will be testifying in court.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe at least three common fears and anxieties associated with the testifying experience.
  • Describe the basic elements of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and its application to court preparation.
  • Demonstrate at least 2 play therapy interventions to effectively prepare children and teens to testify with a greater sense of empowerment.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $39.00

The Triple Threat: Helping Caregivers Hold Children's Hard Stories When Trauma, Anxiety, and Attachment Intersect

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The Triple Threat: Helping Caregivers Hold Children's Hard Stories When Trauma, Anxiety, and Attachment Intersect


Identification: Th-2

Credits: None available.

Learn how to use play therapy to increase felt safety within a family, work with attachment anxiety within a dyad, craft coherent narratives of hard things, and help parents and children become a team to fight trauma based anxiety together.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify two patterns of "miscuing" that occur in dyads with less secure attachment.
  • Describe three Theraplay activities that can help parents and children practice more accurate cuing patterns in relationship.
  • Identify three play therapy techniques, grounded in expressive arts, that can help children and their caregivers create trauma narratives.
  • Describe two expressive arts activity that can help parents in therapy/ clinicians in supervision reflect on their own attachment history.
  • List three criteria to use when assessing whether or not a parent is currently a safe enough container to hold the child's trauma narrative
  • Describe the six co-regulation strategies encoded in the acronym SOOTHE

This training is not eligible for supervisor training hours.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $99.00

Top 12 Creative Play Therapy Interventions for Working with Teens and Tweens

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Top 12 Creative Play Therapy Interventions for Working with Teens and Tweens


Identification: Th-4

Credits: None available.

Working with teens and tweens can be a challenge! We will share our Top 12 Creative Play Therapy Interventions for working with some of the most common challenges for troubled teens and teens. Come prepared to play!

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss four common challenges facing teens and tweens.
  • Utilize one appropriate creative intervention for each challenge discussed facing teens and tweens.
  • Demonstrate four creative play therapy interventions for teens and tweens.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $59.00

Play Therapy and Family Assessments

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Play Therapy and Family Assessments


Identification: Th-8

Credits: None available.

Using play therapy in family assessments welcomes children, as well as their parents, into the therapeutic relationship. Play therapy interventions will be introduced to look specifically at the family dynamics of hierarchy, power and control, boundaries and alliances.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss why play therapy is important in the assessment phase of family therapy.
  • Discuss hierarchy in the family setting.
  • Demonstrate at least 3 play therapy interventions that can be used in the assessment phase of family therapy.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $59.00

The Ins and Outs of Blending Play Therapy and Expressive Therapy: The Whens, Whys, and How To's

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The Ins and Outs of Blending Play Therapy and Expressive Therapy: The Whens, Whys, and How To's


Identification: Th-15

Credits: None available.

In this experiential workshop, attendees will learn the art of combining expressive and play therapy. The tenets of both approaches will be explored in relation to when, why, and how to use an integrative approach.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe a minimum of 1 benefit and 1 potential caution of combining modalities.
  • Describe at least 3 ways to integrate expressive and play therapy into your practice.
  • Apply practical techniques/activities and learn how and when to implement them with your caseload.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $39.00