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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

Adlerian Play Therapy
Facilitator: Kate Halinski, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S
September 18, 2015
10 CEUs

In this workshop, attendees will learn important components of Adlerian Play Therapy. This interactive workshop will focus on the therapeutic value of integrating the concepts of Adlerian Theory with the practice of play therapy. Adlerian play therapy techniques will be highlighted which can enhance the therapeutic relationship and help clients gain insight. The workshop will include case conceptualization, through an Adlerian lens, that focuses on life-styles, personality priorities, goals of misbehavior, and the crucial c’s. Participants will gain therapeutic play therapy strategies as well as expressive arts techniques that will assist them in working with children and adolescents.

Participants will:

  1. Gain a basic understanding of Adlerian Play Therapy
  2. Understand how to incorporate Adlerian Play Therapy techniques to aid in the establishment of collaborative therapeutic relationships with children, adolescents, and parents
  3. Learn how to facilitate Adlerian Play therapy techniques that aid in client insight, reorientation and reeducation
  4. Conceptualize a client using the Adlerian Play Therapy concepts including the goals of misbehavior, the crucial c’s and personality priorities

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

Using Sandtray in Case Consultation and Supervision
Facilitator: Elizabeth Kjellstrand Hartwig, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S
November 20, 2015
10 CEUs

Have you ever utilized sandtray in play therapy case consultation or supervision? Sandtray is an effective counseling technique, and can also be helpful in play therapy consultation and supervision. Join us as we explore four approaches to utilizing sandtray with peers or supervisees. These approaches include teaching sandtray as a technique, promoting peer or supervisee self-awareness, case consultation, and group supervision. Each of these approaches can be a dynamic way to enhance the play therapy consultation and supervision process. Come ready to learn, share, and participate!

Participants will:

  1. Identify rationale for using sandtray in case consultation and supervision.
  2. Examine four approaches for using sandtray in case consultation and supervision.
  3. Evaluate examples of processing questions and sandtray activities.

Employ skills for each approach. 

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

Spirituality in Play Therapy and Sandtray Therapy
Facilitator: Linda Homeyer, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S
January 15, 2015
10 CEUs

Details coming soon.

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: Coming soon

Using Attachment-Informed Sandtray in Family Play Therapy
Facilitator: Marshall Lyles, MA, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S
February 19, 2015
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: Coming soon


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.