Advancing the Therapeutic Powers of Play

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    • 15 Jun 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    School-Based Play Therapy: Responding to Children's Disruptive Behaviors

    Disruptive classroom behaviors are the number one reason students are referred for services or receive disciplinary action. Oftentimes, behaviors are a symptom of underlying concerns and not the problem in and of themselves. In this workshop, we’ll discuss children’s goals of misbehavior, how to identify them, and how to respond to them using play therapy techniques and strategies. 

    Learning Objectives: After successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    1. identify the 4 goals of misbehavior

    2. apply 2 play therapy techniques for responding to children’s disruptive behaviors

    3. describe strategies teachers can use for responding to children’s disruptive behaviors.

    2 APT Contact CE | Play Therapy Special Topics

    About our presenter: Kristin Meany-Walen, PhD, LMHC, RPT-S is the Mental Health Coordinator for Waterloo Community School District, Iowa; and adjunct professor at the University of Northern Iowa. Her areas of expertise include Adlerian play therapy, school-based counseling, and wellness. Kristin frequently presents, publishes, and conducts research on these topics. Her research contributed to Alderian play therapy being recognized as an evidenced based treatment.  Kristin co-authored Doing play therapy: From building the relationship to facilitating change and  Partners in play: An Adlerian approach to play therapy (3rd ed.) with Terry Kottman, developer of Adlerian play therapy.

    NEAPT Members $35; Guests $40 | Limited to 40 participants

    VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting. Participants will be awarded CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test. Participants must be visible throughout the presentation. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 2 CONTACT CE Hours.

    NEAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 02-123. NEAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph (screen shot), video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote NEAPT.

    Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than June 1, 2021. Cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested. No refunds or partial refunds after June 1, 2021.

    By registering for this training, you are giving NEAPT permission to add your email to our email list and you are giving permission for NEAPT to use any photographs or screenshots that are taken during the event containing your likeness for promotional purposes.

    • 29 Jun 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    Why You Playin' - Using Play to Empower and Build Self-Esteem with Girls

    Research supports that play is vital to a child’s development. From this research and more, we also know the value and benefit of play therapy for children struggling in their development. Understanding the importance of the Therapeutic Powers of Play helps all play therapists grow and thrive in their play therapy practice. Being able to connect the value of the Therapeutic Powers of Play to self-esteem and self-confidence assists clinicians in helping their clients thrive in their life. This training will explore play therapy activities specific to self-esteem and self-confidence. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to use play therapy in developing self-esteem and self-confidence in their clients. 

    Learning Objectives: After successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    1) Identify the therapeutic powers of play

    2) Demonstrate play therapy techniques with young, middle and adolescent girls in both group and individual sessions focused on self esteem

    3) Explain the importance of play in self-esteem/self-confidence building in play therapy clients

    2 APT Contact CE | Play Therapy Special Topics

    About our presenter: Erica Tatum-Sheade, LCSW is licensed psychotherapist and certified Daring Way™ Facilitator. She currently practices at Integrated Mental Health Associates in Scottsdale, AZ. She specializes in early childhood trauma, self-esteem/self-confidence building, anxiety, transracial adoption related issues and shame resiliency. She is the creator of G.E.M.S., a group based curriculum focused on helping girls learn who they are so their inner light can shine. When she is not seeing clients, she is also the owner of Arizona Institute For Advance Psychotherapy Training which provides small interactive trainings for mental health professionals.

    NEAPT Members $35; Guests $40 | Limited to 40 participants

    VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting. Participants will be awarded CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test. Participants must be visible throughout the presentation. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 2 CONTACT CE Hours.

    NEAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 02-123. NEAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph (screen shot), video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote NEAPT.

    Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than June 1, 2021. Cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested. No refunds or partial refunds after June 1, 2021.

    By registering for this training, you are giving NEAPT permission to add your email to our email list and you are giving permission for NEAPT to use any photographs or screenshots that are taken during the event containing your likeness for promotional purposes.

    • 5 Nov 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    Nuts and Bolts of Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy

    This training will explore the foundations of cognitive behavioral play therapy (CBPT), applying the basic tenants of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to play therapy sessions. CBT is historically an empirically supported approach yet is often challenged regarding its effectiveness when working with children. This training will identify common misconceptions regarding Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy while applying developmental theory to work with children and adolescents.   

    Learning Objectives: After successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    1.  Describe CBPT core concepts and structure of CBPT session
    2.  Identify three myths of CBT and how related to CBPT
    3.  Discuss and apply developmental theory and considerations when using CBPT with children and adolescents

    3 APT Contact CE | Seminal or Historically Significant Theories

    About our presenter: Lisa Remey MEd, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC, and Institute of Play Therapy Certified Sandtray Therapist specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families on a variety of issues such as transitions, self-esteem, military lifestyle, and parent coaching. Her private practice, Bluebonnet Center for Play Therapy, is in New Braunfels, Texas. She has a passion for play therapy and presents nationally and internationally.

    NEAPT Members $45; Guests $55 | Limited to 40 participants

    VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting. Participants will be awarded CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test. Participants must be visible throughout the presentation. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours.

    NEAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 02-123. NEAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph (screen shot), video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote NEAPT.

    Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than October 22, 2021. Cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested. No refunds or partial refunds after October 22, 2021.

    By registering for this training, you are giving NEAPT permission to add your email to our email list and you are giving permission for NEAPT to use any photographs or screenshots that are taken during the event containing your likeness for promotional purposes.

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