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Friday, August 5, 2022

A Time for Play: History & Ethical Practice of Play Therapy

A therapist works with a young child wearing green glasses
Friday, August 5, 2022
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Schedule

8:30-10:00 AM: History of Play Therapy

10:00-11:30 AM: Historically Significant Theories of Play Therapy

11:30-1:00 PM: Lunch break

1:00-2:30 PM: APT's Best Practices

2:30-4:00 PM Ethical Practice of Play Therapy

Wrap-up, Evaluation, and Post-Test

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Event Overview

History & Ethical Practice of Play Therapy

A Time for Play: History & Ethical Practice of Play Therapy is a continuing education event that teaches participants an introductory history of Play Therapy and reviews the Association for Play Therapy’s Best Practices for Play Therapists. Space is limited due to the interactive learning format. Training will be live and in-person only. Download full course details.

Learning  Objectives  

At the end of this workshop, the learner will be able to:    

  1. Identify the major requirements for attaining the Registered Play Therapist credential    
  2. Recite therapeutic powers of play
  3. Describe how play therapists use theory to access therapeutic powers of play with clients
  4. Discuss the origins of Play Therapy and differentiate between them
  5. Identify the nine foundational theories of Play Therapy and  differentiate between them
  6. Assess scenarios for ethical dilemmas and develop an ethical plan for addressing such dilemmas in treatment
Primary Areas (Hours) of Focus Instruction:
  • Play Therapy History:  5
  • Play Therapy Seminal Theories: 1
  • Play Therapy Skills & Methods: 0
  • Play Therapy Special Topics: 0
  • Play Therapy Culture & Diversity: 0
  • TOTAL: 6
Terms & Conditions:
  • JFS reserves the right to cancel any of these training in the event of unforeseen circumstances. If such a cancellation occurs, JFS will attempt to notify registrants and offer an alternative training opportunity or refund all registration fees.
  • Registration refunds must be requested at least 48 hours prior to the class date and only 75% of the purchase price will be refunded.
  • Registration refunds will NOT be made to parties who register but do not attend or do not contact the organizer 24 hours in advance.
  • Participants requiring accommodations must submit a medical professional’s note specifying the required accommodations to PlayTherapyTraining@jfshouston.org a minimum of 7 days prior to any training for which they have registered.

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Credentialing Process:

For questions regarding the credentialing process please refer to the APT Credentialing Standards for the Registered Play Therapist by the Association for Play Therapy. Please check the website regularly for updates to the credentialing requirements and process.

It is the responsibility of the participant to review and follow the instructions and guidelines of Association for Play Therapy to apply for and attain all requirements for Registered Play Therapist credential. JFS is not responsible for completing the credentialing applications of participants and cannot guarantee that participant’s applications will be approved.

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Steven L. Parks, LCSW-S, MBA, RPT-S
Steven Parks
Instructor
Steven L. Parks, LCSW-S, MBA, RPT-S
Steven L. Parks is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Supervisor and serves the Graduate College of Social Work as a full-time lecturing faculty professor at the University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work.

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The JFS A Time for Play Therapy Training Series is a curriculum of interactive and introductory level Play Therapy specific continuing education events.
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