Introduction to Play Therapy
September 10 - September 11$40 - $400
This course will first explore the history and origins of play therapy. Participates will engage via lecture, group discussion, and experiential learning. Professionals will be introduced to past and current research studies pointing to the effectiveness and limitations of play therapy. Participants will also be introduced to basic concepts including play room set-up, portable play rooms, and toy selection. Non-directive play therapy and directive play therapy will be explored.
- Describe 3 key aspects of play.
- Critique 3 or more results of play deficits in children.
- Discuss 3 or more skills and resources that are developed through play.
- Demonstrate 2 or more ways how the history and development of play therapy influence play therapy today.
- Describe 3 key aspects of play therapy.
- Demonstrate 3 or more key aspects of client-centered play therapy.
- Prepare a client-centered play therapy session.
- Create a play therapy room and/or traveling play therapy room.
- Prepare a directive play therapy session.
- Describe where to find research on play therapy as well as cite 3 or more ways to obtain that research in the future.
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.