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Upcoming Seminars

Welcome to the Institute for Play Therapy! We hope you will take a look at our upcoming seminars and consider joining us in learning from one of our excellent speakers. **Although we highly value the benefit of in-person trainings, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently offering all trainings online for the 2020-2021 academic year.**


Texas Ethics and Play Therapy

Dr. Mary Morrison Benett

Speaker: Mary Morrison Bennett, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, Certified CCPT-T, Certified CPRT-T

Date: May 7, 2021

Time: 9am-12pm CST via Zoom

CE Credit: 4 hours (3 contact; 1 non-contact)

This seminar will meet the requirements for Texas Ethics (1 hour) and general ethics (3 hours) as required by the Texas LPC Board. We will discuss some unique aspects of the ethical code in working with children and families in play therapy. The Ethical Code of the American Counseling Association will also be reviewed as it pertains to play therapy.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the unique ethical requirements of providing play therapy with children of divorced parents in Texas.
  2.  Define competency as is explained in the ethical code and how that applies to subspecialities such as play therapy.
  3.  Identify the client in working with children in play therapy as explained by the Code of Ethics.

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours and 1 non-contact CE credits.


Adaptations of Child Parent Relationship Therapy

Dr. Mary Morrison Bennett

Speaker: Mary Morrison Bennett, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, Certified CCPT-T, Certified CPRT-T

Date: May 14, 2021

Time: 9am - 12pm CST via Zoom

CE Credit: 4 hours (3 contact; 1 non-contact)

Seminar description: Come learn how to utilize CPRT with Toddlers, Adolescents and Adoptive families! These populations have unique needs and require additional expertise. A strong knowledge of the traditional CPRT model is required. Video examples and interactive activities will facilitate learning.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how Child Parent Relationship Therapy utilizes the Powers of Play to facilitate attachment and connection in the child-parent relationship.
  2. Identify 1 unique aspect of the Toddler model of Child Parent Relationship Therapy, a play therapy treatment protocol
  3. Identify 1 unique aspect of the Adolescent model of Child Parent Relationship Therapy, a play therapy treatment protocol.
  4. Identify 1 unique aspect of the Adoption model of Child Parent Relationship Therapy, a play therapy treatment protocol.

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours and 1 non-contact CE credits.


Anxiety in Kids: How Play Therapy Can Help

Dr. Hayley Stulmaker

Speaker: Hayley Stulmaker, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S, Certified CCPT-S/T

Date: June 18, 2021

Time: 9am - 12pm CST via Zoom

CE Credit: 4 hours (3 contact; 1 non-contact)

This workshop will describe the ins and outs of anxiety in children. You will learn how anxiety presents in children both in and outside of the playroom. We will discuss techniques for helping children directly in play therapy along with recommendations for working with parents to partner in reducing their children’s anxiety.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify key components of anxiety
  2.  Describe how anxiety presents in children
  3.  Describe 3 ways to intervene with children who are anxious
  4. Describe 2 ways to work with parents/caregivers to help reduce their child's anxiety

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours and 1 non-contact CE credits.


Puppet Play Therapy International Seminar Series

Dr. Elizabeth Hartwig

Presenter: Elizabeth Kjellstrand Hartwig, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S

Dates: July 4, July 11, July 18, July 25, 2021 (Sundays) via Zoom

Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm CST (U.S.A.) / 5:00 - 8:00pm EET (Greece) & Weekly Activities

CEs: 24 total (12 contact and 12 non-contact)

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 12 CONTACT CEs and 12 non-contact CEs.

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Training Description:

The Institute for Play Therapy in partnership with the International Puppet Therapy Training is proud to present this international seminar series on Puppet Play Therapy with Children, Teens, and Families. Participants can earn 24 play therapy CEs through this interactive online seminar series. Puppet play therapy is the use of puppets in the context of play therapy with children, teens, and families. Puppets serve as a safe medium for children to explore problems and tell their story. This four-week online play therapy training series will take participants on a journey of puppet play therapy skills and interventions with young children, older children, teens, and families. Participants will learn what types of puppets are a good fit for play therapy. In this interactive training, participants will have the opportunity to create a puppet theater and different types of puppets each week of the training. Participants will also learn and practice facilitative and directive therapeutic responses that can be used in puppet play, with an emphasis on how to respond in the puppet metaphor. The training will culminate with a focus on family puppet play therapy.

Learn more at: Puppet Play Therapy International Seminar Series


More Upcoming Workshops!

Dr. Kimberly Jayne

Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy: It's More than Worksheets!

Lisa Remey, MEd, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC, IPT-CST

July 23 & 24, 2021

9am-12am CST

Location TBD (Zoom or Texas State University Campus)

Watch your e-mail for notification when this exciting workshop becomes available! Not on our mailing list? Join here.

 


Cancellation Policy

Nonrefundable fees: There is a $35 nonrefundable fee for administrative costs associated with processing each payment. 

Cancellations: Written cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the training will receive a refund minus the nonrefundable fee. Cancellations within two weeks of the training, after the training, or no shows will not receive a refund.

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.