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Upcoming Seminars

Movies and Music and Play, Oh My!

Lisa Remey

Facilitator: Lisa Remey, MEd, LPC-S, RPT-S

Date: March 8, 2019
10 CEs

Workshop Abstract

Ever notice the power of music and movie themes and wondered how to incorporate them into your play therapy sessions? This training is designed for counselors to discover how to bridge metaphors and symbols found in movies and songs into the play therapy process. The presenter will discuss how different theoretical frameworks can be utilized to process movies and music in addition to describing specific directive play therapy interventions. Common themes found in play therapy session will be explored such as loss, anger, rejection, self-concept, goal attainment and courage. Participants will explore how the foundations of cinema therapy and music therapy helps clients discover their strength, gain new perspective and promote social-emotional intelligence that in turn builds connection, communication, self-awareness and increased understanding.

Learning Objectives

  1. Summarize the fundamentals of cinema therapy and music therapy as it applies to play therapy.
  2. Identify how to incorporate metaphors and symbols found in movies and music in the play therapy process.
  3. Describe how to process movies and music in a play therapy session.
  4. Describe how play therapy interventions combined with movies and music is an effective treatment approach.
  5. Apply play therapy interventions to foster emotional and social competence skills and overcome resistance.
  6. Ability to select and integrate movies and music into their play therapy sessions.
Movies music and play picture

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: $150 Professionals, $110 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.

 

Play Therapy with Toddlers and Preschoolers: What to do When They are So Young

Mary Bennett

Facilitator: Mary Bennett, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, CCPT-Trainer, CPRT-Trainer

Date: May 17, 2019
10 CEs

Workshop Abstract

Many people know that play therapy is an effective approach for children ages 5 to 12. Play therapy can also be effective for younger children, ages 2 to 4. In this seminar we'll explore how to facilitate play therapy with young children. Participants will explore the core conditions of child-centered play therapy, integrate developmental considerations, and synthesize the Child-Parent Relationship Therapy-Toddler Model. Discover how to promote healing and play with young children in this IPT seminar.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  1. State Roger’s 6 core conditions in child-centered play therapy.
  2. Evaluate why Child-Centered Play Therapy is developmentally appropriate for young children.
  3. Identify techniques for working with parents of young children.
  4. Explore the emotional development of toddlers which impacts their expression in play therapy.
  5. Learn and synthesize the Child-Parent Relationship Therapy-Toddler Model.
  6. Identify characteristics of developmentally appropriate play in young children who participate in play therapy.
Toddlers playing with blocks

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: $150 Professionals, $110 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.

 

Introduction to Animal-Assisted Counseling

Elizabeth Kjellstrand Hartwig

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

Date: June 10-13, 2019
40 CEs

Workshop Abstract

Are you interested in beginning a career in animal-assisted counseling and play therapy? The Texas State University Animal-Assisted Counseling (AAC) Academy is a professional training program that promotes the human-animal bond through the study and practice of animal-assisted counseling and play therapy. The mission of the AAC Academy is to provide quality training in animal-assisted counseling that improves the well being of children and families through positive human-animal interactions. The AAC Academy offers a series of intensive workshops for graduate students and professionals to earn introductory and advanced training in animal-assisted counseling and play therapy. The AAC Academy offers a Certification in Animal-Assisted Counseling.

The Introduction to AAC training provides an exploration and introduction to animal-assisted counseling and play therapy history and theory, the human-animal bond, evidence-based research in AAC and play therapy, various therapeutic settings, canine communication, and positive training approaches for AAC and play therapy. Participants earn 40 CEUs (24 direct, 16 indirect).

Learning Objectives

  1. Examine and discuss the introduction to animal-assisted counseling and play therapy history and theory.
  2. Define and explain the nature and purpose of animal-assisted counseling and play therapy and the human-animal bond.
  3. Identify evidence-based research AAC and play therapy.
  4. Explore of the use of goal-directed AAC and play therapy with different settings and populations.
  5. Identify aspects of canine-communication and positive training approaches and how to apply this knowledge in counseling and play therapy settings.
  6. Summarize ethical, legal, and professional issues in AAC and play therapy.
Morgan and Rio laughing

SEMINAR DETAILS

Location: Texas State University, San Marcos, Education Building
Dates: June 10-13, 2019
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm with lunch on your own; feel free to bring a lunch
Cost:  $900 Professionals, $800 Students
CE Hours: Participants earn 40 CEUs (24 direct, 16 indirect).

 


Cancellation Policy

IPT Nonrefundable fees: For one-day IPT seminars, there is a $35 nonrefundable fee for administrative costs associated with processing each payment. 

IPT 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.

AAC Academy Cancellations: There is a $50 nonrefundable fee for each AAC Academy training. The AAC has a separate cancellation policy that can be found at: AAC Schedule & Rates.

The Institute for Play Therapy and the AAC Academy reserve 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 a future seminar.