New to play therapy? Just started working with kids? Consider this new program offered by TNAPT outlined below.
Getting Started in Play Therapy I 3.0 cont ed hours introduction to play therapy for the beginning therapist or someone new to child and/or play therapy. This will be done on a small, informal scale to review basic aspects of play therapy and theoretical foundations as well as exploring about the therapeutic powers of play. We will then review toy selection and setting up a therapeutic play space. This is an interactive training that will be offered on a recurring basis as needed. Level II will be offered at later dates which will be open to anyone who has completed level I or has had introductory training elsewhere.
Next Date: TBA in Smyrna 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Cost: $45- open to TNAPT members and non-members for the same low fee. Please contact Jamie Langley at email@example.com if interested in more information or to register. Help us spread the word for new therapists who could benefit from this training!
Getting Started in Play Therapy II This workshop is designed for the beginning mental health clinician or for those new to play therapy or working with children. This workshop follows Part I and has been adapted for a small group setting to encourage more interactive opportunities. In Part I workshop attendees were introduced to what play therapy is and its theoretical base, including directive and non-directive modalities. Dr. Schaeffer’s Therapeutic Powers of Play were introduced as well as the selection of toys in a play therapy space. This training 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 explored from both directive and non-directive models so that the attendees feel more comfortable understanding not just what play therapy is, but how to do play therapy. Ways to work with parents as part of the play therapy experience will also be included.
Next Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017 in Smyrna 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Cost: $45- 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 new therapists who could benefit from this training!