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Friday, February 10, 2023

A Time for Play: Trauma, EMDR, & Play Therapy

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Friday, February 10, 2023
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Schedule

9:00-10:00 AM: Learn basic concepts of EMDR Therapy

10:00-11:30 AM: Integrative Practice of EMDR and Play Therapy

11:30-1:00 PM: Lunch break

1:00-2:30 PM: Impacts of Trauma on Play Therapy

2:30-4:00 PM: Interventions and Skills to address Trauma

Wrap-up, Evaluation, and Post-Test

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Event Overview

Trauma, EMDR, & Play Therapy

This continuing education event focuses on the theoretical intersection and differences between Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy and Play Therapy. Specific skills and case examples of blending the two interventions will be presented. Participants will learn through discussion of case examples and interactive activities. 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.

Presenter: Claudia Mustafa, LCSW-S, RPT-S

Learning Objectives  

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

  1. Recite the core theoretical concepts of EMDR and how they intersect with Play Therapy when working with young children
  2. Describe how Play Therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to engage children in the EMDR process
  3. Assess when EMDR may be an effective intervention for treatment of children in Play Therapy
  4. Describe the impact of trauma on children’s play
  5. Identify specific interventions to address trauma through Play Therapy
Primary Areas (Hours) of Focus Instruction:
  • Play Therapy History:  0
  • Play Therapy Seminal Theories: 0
  • Play Therapy Skills & Methods: 0
  • Play Therapy Special Topics: 6
  • 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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