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Play Therapy Theory and Techniques

General Information

Title: Play Therapy Theory and Techniques

Presenter: Liana Lowenstein

Dates: Monday-Tuesday, November 25-26, 2024

Fee: $675. Earlybird discount (until 9/1) $550. Includes handouts, 11 CE credits, and 2 months access to recordings.

Venue: Brooklyn, NY (Best Western) or Online Webinar

Play Therapy Theory and Techniques

Description

This two-day workshop is for seasoned and beginning practitioners who work with children, adolescents, and their families and are interested in augmenting their clinical skills and therapeutic toolkit. The training will cover various topics including play therapy theory, rapport-building, assessment, and play therapy techniques. Through didactic presentation, experiential exercises, and videos of actual client sessions, this training will combine theoretical material with hands-on play therapy techniques. Participants will come away with many new and innovative engagement, assessment, and treatment interventions for use with children and families who present with a wide-range of issues.

 

Instructor

Liana Lowenstein is a Registered Clinical Social Worker, Certified Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified TF-CBT Therapist who has been working with children and their families in Toronto since 1988. She presents trainings across North America and abroad. Recent speaking engagements include China, South Africa, Israel, England, and Australia. Liana’s 14 books on child and family therapy are known internationally for their innovative and practical techniques.  She is winner of the Monica Herbert award for outstanding contribution to play therapy in Canada. For further information visit www.lianalowenstein.com

Play Therapy Theory and Techniques

Objectives

  1. Articulate the therapeutic powers of play therapy.
  2. Summarize the major theoretical models of play therapy.
  3. Identify how to select toys and materials to facilitate therapeutic growth.
  4. Utilize a variety of creative interventions to build therapeutic rapport with children, teens, and families.
  5. Implement an innovative model to assess children and teens.
  6. List the key steps for developing a treatment plan.
  7. List the benefits to using play therapy techniques in family sessions
  8. Utilize a variety of play therapy techniques including games, puppets, storytelling, and art
  9. Describe key processing skills to deepen therapeutic work
  10. Describe the key ingredients for an effective termination and integrate techniques into ending sessions with children, teens, and families.

CE Information

Continuing Education Credits (11) are granted through Neuhoff Psychological Consulting, PLLC for the following professions: Psychologists, Social workers, Mental Health Counselors, LMFTs, and LCATs. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling. 

APA 

Neuhoff Psychological Consulting is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Neuhoff Psychological Consulting, PLLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

 

NBCC 

Neuhoff Psychological Consulting PLLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7503. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Neuhoff Psychological Consulting, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

 

New York State Social Workers  

Neuhoff Psychological Consulting, PLLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0785. 

 

New York State Mental Health Counselors  

Neuhoff Psychological Consulting, PLLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0195 

 

New York State Psychology  

Neuhoff Psychological Consulting, PLLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0072. 

 

 New York State Marriage Therapy 

Neuhoff Psychological Consulting, PLLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0121. 

 

New York State Creative Arts Therapist  

Neuhoff Psychological Consulting, PLLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0112. 

References

Anderson, C. J. (2023). The psychology of doing nothing: forms of decision avoidance result from reason and emotion. Psychological bulletin, 129(1), 139.

 

Bjälkebring, P., Västfjäll, D., Svenson, O., & Slovic, P. (2016). Regulation of experienced and anticipated regret in daily decision making. Emotion, 16(3), 381.

 

Breugelmans, S. M., Zeelenberg, M., Gilovich, T., Huang, W. H., & Shani, Y. (2014). Generality and cultural variation in the experience of regret. Emotion14(6), 1037.

Satisfactory Completion:

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, signed in or logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate.  Failure to sign/log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available electronically after satisfactory course completion. A link will be provided for those who have completed the training.

Play Therapy Theory and Techniques

Policies

Application Deadline:  November 23, 2024 or until all training spaces are filled, whichever comes first.

Notification of Acceptance

Applicants will be notified, via email, of acceptance when registration is complete, and payment is received.

Refund/Cancellation Policy 

Tuition/registration payments are refundable until October 10th. Cancellations after this date are non-refundable. In this situation, we will attempt to find someone to take your slot (based on our waiting list).

Accessibility

Conference is via webinar. For live options, there will be handicap accessibility.

Course level

Introductory

Level of clinician 

Introductory

Accessibility

If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification

Our Grievance Policy for trainings is available here

 

Play Therapy Theory and Techniques

Schedule

Monday, November 25, 2024

9-9:20: Introduction, ice-breaker, definition of play therapy, therapeutic powers of play therapy

9:20-10: Child Centered play therapy

10-10:30: Facilitative responses and limit setting

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-11:45: Theoretical models of play therapy

11:45-12: Setting up a playroom

12-12:45: Lunch

12:45-2:15: Rapport building, assessment

2:15-2:30: Break

2:30-3:15: Family assessment

3:15-3:30: Treatment planning

3:30-3:45: Q & A

Tuesday, November 26, 2024

9-9:45: Benefits of playful activities, selecting activities, processing skills

9:45-10:30: Art

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-12: Puppets

12-12:45: Lunch

12:45-1:45: Storytelling

1:45-3:30: Games

2:15-2:30: Break

1:45-3:30: More Games

3:30-3:45: Q & A

Play Therapy Theory and Techniques

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