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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.

Using Attachment-Informed Sandtray in Family Play Therapy

Facilitator: Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S
Day 1: November 18, 2016
(This course is a repeat from February 19, 2016)

10 CEUs

This seminar will overview the necessary basics of sandtray protocols and practices while giving participants the opportunity to observe and participate in experiential sandtray exercises.  Techniques that target issues specific to attachment-wounded children will be discussed and this includes addressing how to integrate caregivers into play therapy sessions.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the day, participants will be able to:

  1. Address the basics of sandtray-based play therapy methodology and protocols
  2. Practice facilitating sandtray techniques in play therapy sessions
  3. Apply attachment-informed concepts to family-based play therapy treatment planning
  4. Integrate caregivers into play therapy with attachment-wounded children using the sandtray

SEMINAR DETAILS

Location: Texas State University, San Marcos, Education Building, Room 4061
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 Attachement-Informed Sandtray Skills in Family Play Therapy

Facilitator: Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S
Day 2: Saturday, November 19, 2016
6 CEUs

**You must have attended Day 1 either on Feb. 19 or Nov. 18 to attend this advanced training. 

This hands on seminar will allow participants to integrate attachment-informed sandtray techniques and skills. Participants will have the opportunity to practice sandtray prompts and the opportunity to construct sandtrays. 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the day, participants will be able to:

  1. Integrate resilience research and practices into sandtray-based play therapy
  2. Formulate sandtray prompts that are attachment-informed and family play therapy-friendly
  3. Practice attachment-informed advanced play therapy skills in sandtray processing

SEMINAR DETAILS

Location: Texas State  University, San Marcos, Education Building, Room 2061
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 6 hours of seminar

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Refund PolicyPlease 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.