New to play therapy? Or you have just started working with kids? Or do you want to learn more to see if this is a treatment modality you want to pursue? Working towards your RPT and need some foundations training? Currently in a graduate program (or recently graduated) with no play therapy training included? For any or all of these issues- consider this program offered by TNAPT outlined below.
Getting Started in Play Therapy I This is an introduction to play therapy for the beginning therapist or someone new to child and/or play therapy. It has 3.0 CEUs approved by APT. This training will be done on a small, informal scale to review basic aspects of play therapy and theoretical foundations as well as an in-depth exploration regarding the Therapeutic Powers of Play and how these are observed and incorporated in play therapy. We will then review toy selection by levels and therapeutic uses and address setting up a therapeutic play space. This is an interactive training that will be offered on a recurring basis as needed. Level I is taught in the morning and Level II (below) in the afternoon.
Getting Started in Play Therapy II This training also has 3.0 APT-approved CEUs and follows Part I, again adapted for a small group setting to encourage more interactive opportunities. In Part II we will expand to review themes and stages presented in play therapy as well as what and how to document in notes. A few play therapy activities will be taught that can be used in these stages. The therapeutic presence of the therapist in the play therapy session will then be introduced from various levels of structure (directive and non-directive models) so that the attendees feel more comfortable understanding not just what play therapy is, but how to begin doing play therapy. Ways to work with parents as part of the play therapy experience will also be included.
Next Date: Sat, February 24, 2018 in Smyrna 9:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! One slot remaining Cost: $90- open to TNAPT members and non-members for the same low fee.
Please contact Jamie Langley at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in more information or to register. Help us spread the word for students or therapists who could benefit from this training! (If needed, the workshops can be attended separately if space available at a cost of $45 per the one session.)
COMING SOON: GETTING STARTED IN SAND TRAY IN PLAY THERAPY! FIRST TENTATIVE TRAINING DATE: TBA