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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.

Playful Supervision: How to Be or Become a Creative and Dynamic Play Therapy Supervisor

Facilitator- Elizabeth Kjellstrand Hartwig, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT, RPT-S 
Date: February 16, 2018
10 CEUs

Workshop Abstract

This training is meant for play therapists interested in becoming an RPT supervisor or RPT supervisors who are interested in learning more about how to be a dynamic and playful supervisor. In this seminar, we will explore the Association for Play Therapy (APT) requirements for becoming and maintaining status as an RPT supervisor, logistics of RPT supervision (e.g., forms, payment, scheduling), face-to-face and online supervision formats, and creative approaches to supervision. Join us for this seminar on playful supervision!

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Identify APT requirements for becoming an RPT supervisor.
  2. Explore APT requirements for maintaining RPT supervisor status.
  3. Discuss RPT supervision forms, payment, and scheduling.
  4. Appraise two RPT supervision formats (e.g., face-to-face and online).
  5. Examine four creative approaches to supervision.
  6. Practice and evaluate two creative approaches to supervision.

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.


Advanced Child Centered Play Therapy: Trusting the Therapeutic Process

Facilitator- Sarah M. Blalock, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S 
Date: January 19, 2018
10 CEUs

Workshop Abstract

This seminar will focus on advanced concepts in Child Centered Play Therapy including facilitating growth through the use of play themes, conceptualizing clients through a Child Centered perspective, understanding child development and the connection to nondirective responses, using advanced limit setting, and communicating with caregivers.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Be able to explain the process of CCPT
    1. Learn how to enact the necessary and sufficient conditions of CCPT
    2. Learn how to recognize and approach relational disruptions
  2. Evaluate the developmental rationale for nondirective responses
    1. Master a deeper understanding of the process of child development
    2. Examine their own level of “trust in the process”
  3. Identify themes in children’s play and create facilitative responses based on children’s themes
  4. Practice advanced limit setting skills
  5. Discuss issues related to specific presenting problems and populations such as exceptionalities and aggression
  6. Learn to consult effectively with caregivers
    1. Discuss the importance of enacting conditions with caregivers
    2. Learn to advocate for CCPT with caregivers using general research findings

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.