Cultural and Ethical Considerations in Play Therapy
December 2, 2022 - December 3, 2022$40 - $400
This course will focus on cultural humility in play therapy with the treatment of diverse populations. Some of the populations to be discussed include: various tribal cultures, military families, and foster care. Other cultural, socio-economic, and sexual identity/preferences will also be explored in using various play therapy theories, techniques, and applications. Ethical considerations regarding working with various cultures and credentialing/marketing as a Registered Play Therapist.
At the end of the workshop, the learner will be able to:
- Compare and contrast the terms: culture, ethnicity, customs, rituals, and traditions; and discuss how those might inform your practice in play therapy.
- Demonstrate 2 or more practical applications of adjusting your role as a play therapist to meet the needs of various cultures.
- Analyze 2 or more ways how your own culture influences your interactions with play therapy clients that have similar or different cultural backgrounds.
- Demonstrate an understanding of cultural appropriation and describe 2 or more ethical considerations behind cultural appropriation of toys, techniques, and in the play room.
- Describe 2 or more ways how Hofstede’s Dimensions of Culture could inform your play therapy practice in working with various cultures.
- Describe 2 or more clinical considerations in implementing play therapy with various ethnic cultures.
- Describe 2 or more clinical considerations in implementing play therapy within the cultures of: military, foster care, Native American, and LGBT populations.
- Utilize the credentialing procedures outlined by the Association for Play Therapy to fill out their Registered Play Therapist application AND/OR to apply that knowledge as they are gaining training and supervision for their Registered Play Therapist Certification.
- Utilize the credentialing procedures outlined by the Association for Play Therapy to analyze ethical considerations in working towards and receiving certification as a Registered Play Therapist.
- Recite the requirements to maintain Registered Play Therapist status
Friday Schedule: Training 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM (15 minute breaks at 2:45 PM and 7 PM, 30 minute break at 4:45 PM)
Saturday Schedule: Training 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM (15 minute breaks at 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM, 1 hour break at 12:30 PM)
*Must be present the whole training, no partial credit given. Cancelations received at least 5 days prior to schedule training are refundable less a $40 administration fee. Cancellations within 5 days prior to scheduled training or missed trainings (no shows) will not be given a refund. Play therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals