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Upcoming Seminars

Addressing their Pain in Play: A Trauma Informed Approach in Play Therapy

Maria Haiyasoso

Facilitator: Maria Haiyasoso, PhD, LPC, RPT

Date: August 23, 2019
10 CEs

Workshop Abstract

Play therapy provides children opportunities for free expression and exploration. This is integral for working with trauma survivors, as play therapy allows for access to parts of the brain that are often affected by trauma. In this seminar, participants will learn about the effects of trauma, how play therapy is appropriate for trauma survivors, and how therapists can apply a trauma informed lens in their work.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Describe how trauma impacts various domains of functioning (somatic, relational, emotional, and cognitive) and regulation in children
  2. Identify the principles of trauma informed approaches
  3. Learn about applying a trauma informed lens in play therapy
  4. Discuss sequence of assessing needs in play sessions according to the neurosequential model (emotional engagement in order to co-regulate, relate, and reason)
  5. Understand how to facilitate trauma informed treatment in a developmental and culturally responsive manner
  6. Discuss consultation with caregivers/parents of trauma survivors
lonely boy on park bench

SEMINAR DETAILS

Location: Texas State University, San Marcos, Education Building, Room 4040
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm with lunch on your own from 12-1pm; 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.

 

Adlerian Play Therapy

Kate Halinski

Facilitator: Kate Halinski

Date: September 6, 2019
10 CEs

Workshop Abstract

In this interactive workshop, we will focus on the therapeutic value of integrating the concepts of Adlerian Theory with the practice of play therapy. You will learn how Adlerian Play Therapy can enhance the therapeutic relationship and help children make positive changes to their thoughts, feelings, attitudes and behaviors. This workshop will include case conceptualizations that focuses on better understanding children, through an Adlerian lens, including the examination of life-style, personality priorities, goals of misbehavior and the crucial c’s. You will gain therapeutic play therapy strategies as well as expressive arts techniques that can assist you in working with children, adolescents and caregivers.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Examine and discuss basic tenets of Adlerian Play Therapy
  2. Describe Adlerian Play Therapy techniques that aid in the establishment of the therapeutic relationship with children, adolescents and caregivers.
  3. Summarize Adlerian Play therapy techniques that aid in client insight, reorientation and reeducation.
  4. Conceptualize a client’s life-style using the Adlerian Play Therapy concepts including goals of misbehavior, crucial c’s and personality priorities
  5. Explore and apply Adlerian Play Therapy conceptualization skills that aid in parent/teacher consultations
  6. Incorporate expressive arts activities during various phases of Adlerian Play Therapy
Child playing with diverse toy people

SEMINAR DETAILS

Location: Texas State University, San Marcos, Education Building, Room 4040
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm with lunch on your own from 12-1pm; 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.

 


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.

Continuing Education

APT Approved Provider

APT-Approved Provider #12-336

The Texas State University Institute for Play Therapy, located in San Marcos, TX, is approved to offer continuing education through the Association for Play Therapy (APT Approved Provider #12-336), the Texas Board of Examiners of Licensed Professional Counselors (Provider #635) and Social Workers (Provider #6385). The Institute for Play Therapy maintains responsibility for the program.