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Play Therapy Seminars

Seminars are held on the Texas State University campus. Each will have 4 hours of reading to be completed before the seminar and the seminar will be 6 hours for a total of 10 hrs of CE (6 contact, 4 non contact). You will receive readings via email after you registration. TxState's Institute for Play Therapy is approved to offer Texas Licensed Professional Counselor continuing education, Provider #635; Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, Provider #6385; and is APT Approved, Provider #12-336. TxState IPT maintains responsibility for the program.

Seminars are from 9am-4pm. Lunch is on your own (feel free to bring a brown bag). Registrations are limited to 20 people. If registration is low, the seminar may be canceled 2 weeks prior and registrations refunded.

Seminars are designed for both continuing education and for those interested in earning the Registered Play Therapy Credential through the Association for Play Therapy.

Play Therapy with Military Families: Understanding Culture, Lifestyle and Resiliency

Facilitator- Lisa Remey MEd, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S
Date: June 22, 2018
10 CEUs

Workshop Abstract

This seminar will provide an overview of the lifestyle and cultural aspects of counseling military populations discussing common presenting issues (e.g., deployments, moving). Play-based interventions for use with children and families will be discussed and experienced.  Understanding how the military population has their own distinctive lifestyle, code of manners, norms and expectations of all members is critical to provide effective services to the military community. Play therapists will learn how the military culture consists of different dress, language, shared beliefs, rituals and norms.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of the seminar, the play therapy participants will:

 

1. Increase knowledge of the cultural aspects of military life and how these characteristics impact counseling needs, including the work of the play therapist with the family

2. Identify the unique challenges faced within the military lifestyle

3. Understand the cycles and impact of deployment and moving

4. Identify resiliency with an understanding of specific play therapy strategies for military children and families

5. Learn and experience specific examples of play therapy and sand tray techniques to address challenges including loss, separation and transitions

6. Gain knowledge of resources available to military community and how these can assist in successful play therapy intervention

 

SEMINAR DETAILS

Location: Texas State University, San Marcos, Education Building, Room 4040
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm with lunch on your own; feel free to bring a brown bag
Cost: $135 Professionals, $100 Students
CE Credits: Continuing Education hours are 4 hours of reading to be completed before the seminar and 6 hours of seminar for a total of 10 hours. Readings will be emailed to registrants after completing registration.

REGISTER HERE

Refund Policy: Please request a refund, if needed, in writing at least two weeks before the seminar for a full refund. Refunds requested within the two weeks prior to the seminar will be charged a $30 processing fee. The Institute for Play Therapy reserves the right to cancel a seminar if there are fewer than 8 participants registered as of 14 days before the start of the seminar. In the case of cancellation, we will refund registration fees in full, or the participant can choose to apply funds towards an alternate seminar.


The Role Multicultural Competencies Play in Play Therapy

Facilitator- Maria Haiyasoso, Ph.D., LPC

Date: May 18, 2018
10 CEUs

Workshop Abstract

Multicultural competence is integral to providing quality therapeutic services in play therapy. In this seminar, we will explore the process through which play therapists can expand their multicultural competence (i.e., awareness, knowledge, and skills) to provide play therapy appropriate for culturally diverse populations. Participants will learn about being culturally responsive when selecting items and toys for the play room, setting up the play room, consulting with caregivers/parents, and acting as advocates for children.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of the seminar, the play therapy participants will:

  1. Discuss the importance of expanding multicultural competence of play therapists
  2. Learn ways to achieve multicultural competence and how to view play therapy clients and the therapeutic relationship through a multicultural lens
  3. Learn about making cultural considerations when selecting items/toys and setting up the play room
  4. Understand how to use culturally responsive play therapy techniques to facilitate treatment
  5. Discuss multicultural awareness when consulting with caregivers/parents.
  6. Understand the play therapists’ role as advocates and its power in play therapy.

SEMINAR DETAILS

Location: Texas State University, San Marcos, Education Building, Room 4040
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm with lunch on your own; feel free to bring a brown bag
Cost: $135 Professionals, $100 Students
CE Credits: Continuing Education hours are 4 hours of reading to be completed before the seminar and 6 hours of seminar for a total of 10 hours. Readings will be emailed to registrants after completing registration.

REGISTER HERE

Refund Policy: Please request a refund, if needed, in writing at least two weeks before the seminar for a full refund. Refunds requested within the two weeks prior to the seminar will be charged a $30 processing fee. The Institute for Play Therapy reserves the right to cancel a seminar if there are fewer than 8 participants registered as of 14 days before the start of the seminar. In the case of cancellation, we will refund registration fees in full, or the participant can choose to apply funds towards an alternate seminar.


Sandtray Therapy Methods: The Basics for the Play Therapist

Facilitator- Linda E. Homeyer, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S
Date: April 20, 2018
10 CEUs

Workshop Abstract

This workshop is for the play therapist who is new at using sand tray. The seminar will cover the six-step protocol including: materials, setting-up the room, session protocol, and documentation. You will be introduced to several therapeutic uses of sand tray materials.
Sandtray therapy is a quickly expanding and growing area within play therapy. However, many have not received any training in the modality. This all-day training will provide the historical context for sandtray therapy; how to integrate sandtray into the play therapist’s therapeutic milieu and play therapy/counseling theory; the brain’s response to, and use of, sandtray. We will cover understanding the underlying principles of selecting the elements needed to set-up a sandtray therapy room, including rationale of categories of sandtray miniatures, variety of sizes and shapes of sand trays, managing the use of water, etc. Also discussed will be a protocol for a sandtray session and use of a session documentation form. The day will include a review of some of the sandtray the research. Several activities will be built into the day to provide the critical component of any experiential therapy training: the clinician’s actual experience of activities they will use with their clients so they will know how it feels for the client to use the media. Come play with us on April 20, 2018!

Learning Objectives

At the completion of the seminar, the play therapy participants will:

  1. be able to set the development of sandtray within the context of the play therapy movement
  2. identify how to set-up a clinical space, both materials and therapeutically, including the pros and cos of having it within the traditional playroom
  3. list categories of miniatures figures
  4. discuss issues regarding selection of materials
  5. be able to identify how the brain interactions/responds to the use of sand tray for the play therapy client
  6. using sandtray therapy as a form of adolescent and adult play therapy.

SEMINAR DETAILS

Location: Texas State University, San Marcos, Education Building, Room 4040
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm with lunch on your own; feel free to bring a brown bag
Cost: $135 Professionals, $100 Students
CE Credits: Continuing Education hours are 4 hours of reading to be completed before the seminar and 6 hours of seminar for a total of 10 hours. Readings will be emailed to registrants after completing registration.

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Refund Policy: Please request a refund, if needed, in writing at least two weeks before the seminar for a full refund. Refunds requested within the two weeks prior to the seminar will be charged a $30 processing fee. The Institute for Play Therapy reserves the right to cancel a seminar if there are fewer than 8 participants registered as of 14 days before the start of the seminar. In the case of cancellation, we will refund registration fees in full, or the participant can choose to apply funds towards an alternate seminar.