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Seminar Information

Seminars are held on the Texas State University campus. Each seminar will have 4 hours worth of reading to be completed before the seminar and then the seminar will be 6 hours for a total of 10 hrs of CE. You will receive the readings via email after you register for the seminar. We provide CE credit for Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Work and the Association for Play Therapy.

Seminars are from 9:00am-4:00pm, lunch is on your own feel free to bring a brown bag. Seminars are limited to 20 people, we encourage you to register early, if registration is low then the seminar will be canceled 2 weeks before the scheduled date and registration will be refunded.

These seminars are designed to be both for continuing education as well as for those interested in earning the Registered Play Therapy Credential through the Association for Play Therapy.

We hope you will be able to join us!

Upcoming Seminars

Finding Hope: Play Therapy with Grieving Children and Families
Facillitator: Elizabeth Kjellstrand Hartwig, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S
May 15, 2015
10 CEUs

After the death of a loved one, many children struggle to understand their thoughts and emotions around life and death. This training is designed to provide counselors with strategies for helping children and families work through grief and loss. Techniques utilizing sandtray, expressive art, music, and family approaches will be discussed. This workshop provides a hands-on approach to learning, so participants will also have the opportunity to create, consider, and process some of their own experiences with grief. The small group seminar environment for this workshop will provide opportunities for sharing experiences and networking.

Learning objectives
After this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify the challenges children and families face after the death of a loved one
  • Recognize myths and facts about grief and grieving in play therapy
  • Participate in experiential activities that can be used as play therapy techniques
  • Apply play therapy techniques to different client situations, such as young children, teens, and families
  • Apply self-care strategies to assist recovery for self and clients that support play therapy best practices

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: $130 Professionals, $95 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
Registration: Click Here

Advocating for Play Therapy in Schools: Using Consultation Models & Data to Inform School Personnel About the Importance of Play Interventions
Facillitator: Stephanie Eberts, PhD
June 26, 2015
10 CEUs

Many school counselors do not think that they can use play therapy in a school setting.  This presentation will give participants the tools to educate their school population in the benefits of play therapy. Using consultation models, knowledge of best practices, and data, participants will be better equipped to advocate for their play therapy program in their schools.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn how to present information about the benefits of play therapy with their student population to administrators and school leaders.
  2. Participants will understand and be able to utilize a variety of consultation models that will enhance their communication with school personnel about the use of play therapy.
  3. Participants will be given tools to promote the use of play therapy within their schools.

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: $130 Professionals, $95 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
Registration: Click here

Sandtray Therapy and Its Use by Play Therapists doing Trauma-Informed Work with Individuals and Families
Facillitator: Linda Homeyer, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S
July 17, 2015
10 CEUs

Want to expand your use of sandtray therapy in your play therapy practice with traumatized children, adolescents and families? This training will provide play therapists an exploration of integrating sandtray therapy to ones’ ongoing clinical work in play therapy, theory, and client conceptualization. How trauma-informed sandtray therapy works, including the brain connection, will be articulated. Scattered throughout the day will be several experiential activities to provide personal insight into professional uses. Please bring 10-15 miniatures!

Objectives:

As a result of this day, the play therapist will be able to:

  1. set-up a sandtray therapy clinical space (separate from the play room) for an individual session as well as a group/family session, both materials and therapeutically
  2. list trauma-informed dynamics impacting the use of sandtray in your play therapy practice
  3. Identify how the brain interacts/responds to the use of sandtray and how to incorporate this information with your play therapy approach (or modality, or paradigm, etc).
  4. Implement a family sandtray session

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: $130 Professionals, $95 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
Registration: Click here


Location and Parking

Institute for Play Therapy seminars
will be held in the
Education Building, 4th Floor
601 University Drive
San Marcos, Texas 78666
 
Parking is available at the Performing Arts Parking Garage. This garage is located at the corner of University Drive and Edward Gary, one block south of the Education Building. All day parking is available for $14.

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.