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Friday, January 27, 2023

A Time for Play: Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy (CBPT) - Part 2: Cognitive Interventions

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Friday, January 27, 2023
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Schedule

9:00-10:00 AM: Theory of Cognitive Play Therapy

10:00-11:30 AM: Cognitive Play Therapy methods and processes

11:30-1:00 PM: Lunch break

1:00-2:30 PM: Cognitive Play Therapy Skills & Interventions

2:30-4:00 PM: Cognitive Play Therapy Practice

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Event Overview

Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy (CBPT) - Part 2: Cognitive Interventions

This continuing education event teaches participants the theory and  basic skills of Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy and specifically focuses on cognitive interventions.  Participants will learn methods for developmental assessment and selection of  appropriate Play Therapy cognitive interventions to target treatment  goals.  Participants will practice  cognitive Play Therapy skills and interventions in an interactive learning  format. Training will be live and in-person only.  Completion of a Post-Test and Evaluation are required for participants to earn APT Approved Play Therapy CE hours. Download full course details.

Learning Objectives  

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

  1. Recite the core theoretical concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy
  2. Demonstrate basic knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy methods and skills
  3. Demonstrate ability to utilize cognitive interventions to target treatment goals
  4. Differentiate between traditional verbal Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive-behavioral Play Therapy which utilizes the therapeutic powers of play
  5. Assess when behavioral interventions form Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy may be an effective intervention for treatment
Primary Areas (Hours) of Focus Instruction:
  • Play Therapy History:  0
  • Play Therapy Seminal Theories: 3
  • Play Therapy Skills & Methods: 3
  • Play Therapy Special Topics: 0
  • Play Therapy Culture & Diversity: 0
  • TOTAL: 6
Terms & Conditions:
  • Alexander JFS reserves the right to cancel any of these training in the event of unforeseen circumstances. If such a cancellation occurs, Alexander 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. Alexander 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
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 Alexander 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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