2020 Vision Board Experience
for Clinical Practice, Self-Care and Supervision
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 Smyrna Hampton Inn
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for 5.0 APT CEs.
Play Therapists by nature are creative and often use expressive techniques in clinical practice and supervision. Vision Boards are a great expressive activity within play therapy especially at the beginning of a new year -and in this case a new decade! It is a great time to evaluate or re-evaluate goals and envision the future from a variety of perspectives as a play therapist, supervisor and for therapist self-care. The slower pace of winter often allows more time to pause, reflect and explore. Participants will be guided to envision their professional future and utilize expressive play therapy activities to explore and express options. Through this experiential and creative process, participants will learn how to utilize vision boards in a clinical experience utilizing expressive play therapy to work with clients of various ages and populations, as well as for clinical supervision, both as a supervisee and as a supervisor and also as a method of self-care. Intentional goal-setting, visualization and the experiential component will be utilized to assist participants to take action toward changes that they would like to make by becoming more intentional and purposeful- and to enable them to assist their clients of all ages to do so as well. This experience is enhanced by the group atmosphere, and will be processed at the conclusion of the vision board experience to increase the professional learning experience. This experiential training will assist play therapists as well as social workers, psychologists, and professional/school counselors who want to include expressive play therapy activities in their clinical practice, supervision and self-care.
- Utilize creative and expressive activities in play therapy to help with self-expression, self-care, and intention both for self, in clinical practice (for clients of all ages) and in clinical supervision.
- Determine at least three goals for the new year and/or decade for play therapy and clinical practice, as well as for clinical supervision and therapist self-care.
- Create a 2020 Vision Board, which is a collage of images and words of participant choice that helps focus on goals for self as a therapist and/or supervisor, and to utilize with clients of all ages in play therapy practice and other clinical modalities (such as group and family therapy) by incorporating expressive play-based techniques.
- Explore at least two ways creating a vision board can be utilized in play therapy clinical practice, for clients of all ages and with groups and families; as well as with supervision and for therapist self-care.
A one hour lunch break will be taken on own mid-way through the training. Coffee, water and light snacks will be provided and participants are allowed by the hotel to bring their own also.
$50* - APT/TNAPT Member
$40* - Full time Graduate Student
*Fees includes the cost of materials. Participants may bring in any materials as desired such as quotes, etc. to use for their vision board. Or if there is a specific poster board wanted to use