Theories of Directive Play Therapy

Workshop Description:

Ever wonder what your play therapy theoretical orientation is? Did you know that play therapy is not actually a theory? Just as we all have various individual personalities, we all have a personality that shows up in the playroom. This workshop is designed to provide workshop participants an introduction to the following historically significant play therapy theories: Adlerian Play Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy, Developmental Play Therapy, and Gestalt Play Therapy. Who is ready to match their personality with their play therapy theory?

Workshop Objectives:

  1. Participants of this workshop will review and discuss Schaefer and Drewes Therapeutic Powers of Play in relation to seminal theories.
  2. Participants of this workshop will identify Personality Priorities in Adlerian Play Therapy, assess their importance within this theory and demonstrate interventions to assess these in the playroom.
  3. Participants of this workshop will identify Goals of Misbehavior in Adlerian Play Therapy, assess their importance within this theory and demonstrate interventions to assess these in the playroom.
  4. Participants of this workshop will identify the Crucial C’s in Adlerian Play Therapy, assess their importance within this theory and demonstrate interventions to assess these in the playroom.
  5. Participants of this workshop examine and discuss toy selection, arrangement, and categories that identify an Adlerian playroom and assess their own playroom by creating a personalized toy inventory.
  6. Participants of this workshop will examine and discuss Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy’s (CBPT) tenets, goals, treatment approach and materials utilized. Participants will create and demonstrate hands-on CBPT interventions.
  7. Participants of this workshop will experience the power of touch of Developmental Play Therapy by experientially examining the principals of this play therapy theory.
  8. Participants of this workshop will examine the basic tenets of Gestalt Play Therapy as they experience its therapeutic benefits through hands-on play therapy interventions.

Instructor: 

Amber Johnson, LCPC, 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
10:00-10:15 Morning Break
10:15-12:00 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
10:00-10:15 Morning Break
10:15-12:00 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 Workshop CONTACT Hours on May 7-8, 2021 (Kansas City Class 35)

Live Web-Based Workshop CONTACT Hours on June 11-12, 2021 (Omaha Class 36)

Live Web-Based Workshop CONTACT Hours on September 10-11, 2021 (Wichita Class 37 & Columbia Class 34)

In-Person – Kansas City Class 38 on December 10-11, 2021

Iowa Class 44 on April 8-9, 2022

Kansas City Class 39 on May 6-7, 2022

NW Arkansas Class 42 on May 20-21, 2022

Omaha Class 40 on June 17-18, 2022

Columbia Class 43 on July 15-16, 2022

Wichita Class 41 on August 5-6, 2022

Kansas City Class 45 on December 9-10, 2022

Web-Based Class 46 Non-Contact Hours on February 17-18, 2023

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