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 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, MA, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S
February 19, 2016
10 CEUs

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

Objectives:

  1. To address the basics of sandtray-based play therapy methodology and protocols
  2. To practice facilitating sandtray techniques in play therapy sessions
  3. To apply attachment-informed concepts to family-based play therapy treatment planning
  4. To integrate caregivers into play therapy with attachment-wounded children using the sandtray

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

Introduction to Animal-Assisted Counseling
Facillitator: Elizabeth Kjellstrand Hartwig, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S
May 16-19, 2016
40 CEUs

This training is the first workshop of the Texas State University Animal-Assisted Counseling Academy. This training will provide an introduction to counseling and play therapy history and theory, animal-assisted counseling (AAC) and play therapy, the human-animal bond, evidence-based research in AAC and play therapy, various therapeutic settings, canine communication, and positive training approaches for AAC. To register for this workshop, please complete an AAC Academy application and complete the registration (payment) process.

Seminar Details
Location: Texas State University, San Marcos
CE Credit: Participants earn 40 CEUs (24 direct, 16 indirect) 
Cost: $600.00 per course
RegistrationClick Here

Intermediate Methods in Animal-Assisted Counseling
Facillitator: Elizabeth Kjellstrand Hartwig, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S
June 27-30, 2016
40 CEUs

Intermediate Methods in Animal-Assisted Counseling (AAC) is the second workshop of the Texas State University Animal-Assisted Counseling Academy. This training will provide intermediate training in animal-assisted counseling and play therapy skills and techniques in the context of a human-animal team. All animals will be pre-assessed prior to the training. Participants will work towards Pet Partners therapy team registration. Prerequisite: Introduction to AAC. To register for this workshop, please complete an AAC Academy application, sign up for the Introduction to AAC workshop, and complete the registration (payment) process.

Seminar Details:
Location: Texas State University, San Marcos
CE Credit: Participants earn 40 CEUs (24 direct, 16 indirect)
Cost: $600.00 per course
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.