We are so excited and proud to have Dr. Kevin O’Connor, Ph.D., ABPP, RPT-S as the featured presenter for our very special 2018 Summer Play Therapy Institute. He is is a Board Certified Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist and a Distinguished Professor and Clinical Director of the Clinical Psychology PhD Program at Alliant International University-Fresno. Dr. O'Connor was one of the co-founders of the Association for Play Therapy (APT) and serves as Director Emeritus. He is an author/editor of many esteemed books on play therapy, including "The Handbook of Play Therapy " with Dr. Charles Schaefer.
DAY ONE: FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018 FOUNDATIONS OF ECOSYSTEMIC PLAY THERAPY In this workshop participants will be introduced to the basic elements of Dr. O’Connor’s signature Ecosystemic Play Therapy (EPT) which in practice integrates a number of existing play therapy theories using cognitive developmental theory as an organizing framework while maintaining a broadly systemic perspective. This model emphasizes the importance of considering the multiple systems in which the child is embedded when designing play therapy interventions to assist the child in getting their needs met effectively and appropriately. Case examples demonstrating the design and implementation of both single play activities and entire play therapy sessions will be used to illustrate the basics of EPT.
Learning Objectives: 1. List and define the basic elements of Ecosystemic Play Therapy Theory (EPT). 2. Give an example of how a child’s developmental level would alter either the play therapy case conceptualization or the treatment plan. 3. Give an example of how systems can interact to create a pathology-inducing situation for a child. 4. List and describe three things which differentiate EPT from other play therapy theories and approaches. 5. Describe the difference between a structured intervention and a directive intervention in play therapy. 6. Give an example of an EPT intervention.
DAY Two: SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2018 DIVERSITY ATTUNED PLAY THERAPY In this workshop, diversity is discussed in the broadest sense and includes any group with recognizable characteristics and a stable identity over time. While the importance of being diversity competent is widely accepted, there is less agreement about what that means in practice. This workshop focuses on broadening play therapist’s conceptualization of diversity and increasing their ability to apply that knowledge to play therapy sessions and plans for treatment. The development and use of diversity-affirming interventions and techniques in play therapy will be emphasized.
Conference Location: We are once again having our conference on the second floor of the MTSU Andrew Woodfin Miller Education Center. The address is 503 E. Bell Street in Murfreesboro, TN. The MTSU Professional Counseling Program is continuing their co-sponsorship of our conference which enables us to utilize this wonderful facility!
New this year – we are having lunch on-site! We heard the feedback last year and are excited to offer this as part of our program. This will include vegetarian options as well. We hope to promote more networking over the lunch breaks this way.
SINGLE DAY EARLY REGISTRATION* (Paid by 06/08/2018) Lunch is included! $125 – APT/TNAPT Member $150 - Non-Member $85 - Student (w/ copy of photo ID)
BOTH DAYS EARLY REGISTRATION* (Paid by 06/08/2018) Lunch included for both days! $200 – APT/TNAPT Member $235 - Non-Member $150 - Student (w/ copy of photo ID) *If sent after June 8, 2018, please add $20 to fee. On-site seat and lunch availability cannot be guaranteed.
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To pay by check, please make checks out to TNAPT and mail with a copy of this form including registrant name and contact info to:
Jamie Langley, TNAPT President 617 Potomac Place, Suite 401 Smyrna, TN 37167
TNAPT is an Approved Provider by APT to offer continuing education specific to play therapy, provider no. 03-138. TNAPT maintains responsibility for the program. This program meets most requirements for Continuing Education hours in various clinical disciplines including social work and counseling. CEU certificates documenting 6.0 hours will be awarded each day for those who attend the entire training. Learning Objectives for both of the presentations are posted on our website at tna4pt.org and also at a4pt.org and will be provided on-site.
WE ARE 25!! And first time as a Gold Branch! Come celebrate with us this year!
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