Practice of Child-Centered Play Therapy

Description:

This workshop is designed to provide participants with an introduction to play therapy principles and an in-depth look at the foundational principles of the theoretical model of Child-Centered Play Therapy. Participants will examine the importance of focusing on the donut rather than the hole and why it is important to be a thermostat for clients. Most importantly, participants will examine how to interact with children in their native language of play.

Objectives:

  1. Participants of this workshop will assess the therapeutic powers of play and the history of play therapy through the development of Child-Centered Play Therapy.
  2. Participants of this workshop will identify Roger’s Six Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Change.
  3. Participants of this workshop will assess the benefits and disadvantages of gathering background information on children engaged in Child-Centered Play Therapy.
  4. Participants of this workshop will identify the practice skills recommended for developing a therapeutic relationship with the child in Child-Centered Play Therapy.
  5. Participants of this workshop will demonstrate interpersonal-relationship themes in play therapy and their possible meaning to the child as described by Dr. Helen Benedict, RPT-S.
  6. Participants of this workshop will assess and practice the BASK Session Summary as a strategy to document Child-Centered Play Therapy session.
  7. Participants of this workshop will identify and demonstrate therapeutic responses and therapeutic limit setting utilized in Child-Centered Play Therapy.
  8. Participants of this workshop will identify typical stages of Play Therapy as described by Dr. Clark Moustakas.
  9. Participants of this workshop will assess the expectations of parents in parent consultation and identify the five components of the Child-Centered Parent Consultation Model.
  10. Participants of this workshop will assess the play of adjusted and maladjusted children, identify when termination is indicated in Child-Centered Play Therapy and assess the process of termination.
  11. Participants of this workshop will identify and experience a variety of directive expressive play therapy interventions, consider the intervention’s therapeutic value, as well as identify strategies to adapt the intervention in order to meet the unique needs of the client.

Instructor: Kate Weir, Ed.S., M.Ed., LPC, RPT-S

Workshop Schedule for In Person Training:
Day One:
12:30-1:00     Sign in, Play Check-In and Overview
1:00-3:00     Workshop Presentation 
3:00-3:15     Break
3:15-5:30     Training Continues 
5:30-6:00     Dinner 
6:00-7:15     Continue Training
7:15-7:30     Break
7:30-8:30     Training Continues with Conclusion of Day One

Day Two:
8:30-10:00 Sign-In, Play Check-In and Continue Training
10:00-10:10 Morning Break
10:10-12:00 Training Continues
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Training Continues
2:30-2:40 Early Afternoon Break
2:40-4:00 Training Continues
4:00-4:10 Afternoon Break
4:10-6:00 Training Continues, Wrap-up and Evaluation

Workshop Schedule For Live Web-Based Training:
Day One:
8:30-10:00 Sign-In, Play Check-In and Training Begins
10:00-10:10 Morning Break
10:10-12:00 Training Continues
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-3:00 Training Continues
3:00-3:15 Afternoon Break
3:15-5:30 Training Continues with Conclusion of Day 1

Day Two:
8:30-10:00 Sign-In, Play Check-In and Training Begins
10:00-10:10 Morning Break
10:10-12:00 Training Continues
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-3:00 Training Continues
3:00-3:15 Afternoon Break
3:15-5:30 Training Continues, Post-Test and Evaluations

$275.00$350.00

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Workshop Withdrawal: 

  • Withdrawal requests should be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 7 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop date in order to receive a full refund of the paid workshop fee. Withdrawal requests that are submitted after 7 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop date will result in a refund of the paid workshop fee – with the exception of a $50 administrative fee for a 2-day workshops and a $25 administrative fee for 1-day  workshops.
  • If a student does not attend a workshop and does not submit a withdrawal request as outlined in the previous sections by the time the workshop is concluded, within 5 business days Heartland Play will issue a refund of the paid workshop fee – with the exception of a $100 administrative fee for 2-day workshops and a $50 administrative fee for 1-day workshops.

Workshop Cancellation:

  • Heartland Play reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to insufficient enrollment.  Heartland Play will email workshop students at least 5 calendar days in advance of the scheduled workshop date to notify students of the cancellation.  Notice will be provided with the option to reschedule for a future course date or to receive a full refund of paid workshop fees.
  • Heartland Play reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to inclement weather, instructor illness or instructor family emergency.  If a workshop is canceled, students will be notified via e-mail prior to the workshop start time.  Heartland Play will notify the students of a reschedule date for the workshop within 10 calendar days of the cancelled workshop.  Notice will be provided with the option to reschedule for the future course date or to receive a full refund of the paid workshop fee.

This course is available in:

Live Web-Based CONTACT hours on March 26-27, 2021 (Kansas City Class 39)

Live Web-Based CONTACT hours on May 21-22, 2021 (Omaha Class 40, Wichita Class 41, NW Arkansas Class 42 & Columbia Class 43)

In person weekend workshops meet Friday from 12:30 to 8:30pm & Saturday from 8:30am to 6:00pm and web-based weekend workshops meet Friday and Saturday from 8:30am-5:30pm CST.

15 Hours Credit

This workshop consists of 15 hours of instruction.

Available in Multiple Cities

This class is available in several Midwest locations.

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Networking

Connect with other like-minded therapists while obtaining continuing education credits.