Theories of Play Therapy

Description:

This workshop is designed to provide the participant with a practical introduction to theories that have contributed to the development of Theories of play therapy. Participants will identify specific play therapy techniques in each model through lecture, demonstration and video.

Objectives:

  1. Participants of this workshop will participate in a pre/post-test to examine their theoretical orientation within the play therapy field.
  2. Participants of this workshop will create a time line of play therapy outlining the theories that have influenced and contributed to play therapy since the beginning.
  3. Participants of this workshop will examine the theory of Child-Centered Play Therapy and the framework it has provided to play therapy.
  4. Participants of this workshop will demonstrate up to to six play therapy theoretical approaches along with the basic fundamentals and assumptions of each theory as it pertains to play therapy.
  5. Participants of this workshop will identify the role of the play therapist within each theory discussed.
  6. Participants of this workshop will analyze treatment approaches in each theoretical model and how to incorporate play therapy techniques specific to each theory.
  7. Participants of this workshop will experientially examine and discuss the toys and materials needed within each theory to effectively implement play therapy during a child therapy session.
  8. Participants of this workshop will create a list of books, sources and resources for each theory examined through the play therapy lens.

Instructors: 

Amber Johnson, LCPC, RPT-S in Kansas City, Omaha and Wichita
Alicia Johnson-Turner in Kansas City, St. Louis and NW Arkansas

Workshop Schedule:

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 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:

Arkansas on August 9-10, 2019

Kansas City on September 12-13, 2019 – Extra Workshop!

St. Louis on February 5-6, 2021

Kansas City on May 7-8, 2021

Omaha on June 11-12, 2021

Wichita on August 13-14, 2021

Kansas City on December 3-4, 2021

Weekend workshops meet Friday from 12:30pm to 8:30pm & Saturday from 8:30am to 6:00pm.

15 Hours Credit

This workshop consists of 15 hours of instruction.

Available in Multiple Cities

This class is available in several Midwest locations.

Secure Payment

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Networking

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