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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 Teens and Tweens

Facilitator- Elizabeth Kjellstrand Hartwig, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S
Day 1: February 17, 2017
10 CEUs

Workshop Abstract
What do you think about facilitating play therapy with an adolescent? A lot of play therapy training focuses on working with young children, yet teens and tweens referred for counseling benefit from play-based therapy. Since teens and tweens are at a different developmental level than young children, it’s important to learn how to effectively join and facilitate play therapy for youth ages 10 to 18. This workshop will present an overview of adolescent development, techniques for relationship building with teens, expressive and play-based interventions to use with teens, and suggestions for resources for working with teens.

Learning Objectives

Objective 1    Identify four components of adolescent development.

Objective 2    Evaluate relationship-building approaches for teens in play therapy.

Objective 3    Utilize at least three expressive and play-based interventions for teens.

Objective 4    Identify 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.