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 foundational training as you missed that step along the way? 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 This is an introduction to play therapy for the beginning therapist or someone new to child and/or play therapy. It has 6.0 CEUs approved by APT for this full day experience. This training will be done on a small, informal scale to increase the learning dynamics. Part I (morning) begins with an introduction of Why Play Therapy? We will then review basic aspects of play therapy and theoretical foundations including the various types of structure (along a continuum from non-directive to more directive) and how these were developed. Participants will pursue an in-depth exploration regarding the Therapeutic Powers of Play (Schaefer) 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, including tote-bag for travel play therapists.
In Part II (afternoon) we will expand to review themes (Benedict/Ray) and stages (Norton and Norton/O'Connor) 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. Some videos will be introduced throughout the day to enhance the learning experience both about play therapy and what to do int play therapy. Ways to work with parents as part of the play therapy experience will also be included.
Participants will also be provided information on APT and the credentialing process for the RPT, RPT-S and SB-RPT.
Next Date: Saturday, March 16 in Smyrna 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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!
New! GETTING STARTED IN SAND TRAY IN PLAY THERAPY! If interested, please email Jamie at above email. Next training date: Friday, March 22 in Murfreesboro!