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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.

How did this get to be so hard?  The challenges of working with parents

Facilitator- Mary Morrison Bennett, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S
Date: May 19, 2017
10 CEUs

Workshop Abstract
Effective parent consultations are critical in every play therapy practice.  This interactive presentation focuses on engaging parents in the therapeutic process and teaching therapeutic skills.  We will focus on helping parents to see their child through a therapeutic lens.

Learning Objectives

Objective 1    Learn to utilize their theory in working with parents in the play therapy process four components of adolescent development.

Objective 2    Learn the importance of self-awareness in working with parents in the play therapy process.

Objective 3    Evaluate personal responses to challenging parent behaviors.

Objective 4    Learn to incorporate neurobiology and development in the parent education component of the play therapy process.

Objective 5    Learn to have empathy for parents through the change process.

Objective 6    Learn to work with difficult parents in play therapy.

resources for working with teens in play therapy.



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.



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.