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Friday, September 2, 2022

A Time for Play: Advanced Skills of Child-Centered Play Therapy

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Friday, September 2, 2022
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Schedule

8:30-10:00 AM: Review Basics of Child-Centered Play Therapy

10:00-11:30 AM: Limit Setting & Other Advanced Skills

11:30-1:00 PM: Lunch break

1:00-2:30 PM: Playroom Construction

2:30-4:00 PM: Child-Centered Play Therapy Skills Practice

Wrap-up, Evaluation, and Post-Test

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Event Overview

Advanced Skills of Child-Centered Play Therapy

This continuing education event teaches participants advanced skills related to Child-Centered Play Therapy including appropriate use and techniques for limit setting. Participants will also learn the theoretical specifications for constructing a therapeutic playroom and selection of therapeutic toys. Participants will receive live practice and coaching in practice child-centered play therapy skills. 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. Identify the core theoretical framework Child-Centered Play Therapists use to determine if and when to set limits
  2. Practice skills for setting effective limits with children in Child-Centered Play therapy
  3. Describe how to build a therapeutic playroom
  4. List necessary tools for effective Child-Centered Play Therapy and identify process for playroom toy selection
  5. Demonstrate skill in applying Child-Centered Play Therapy tracking and limit setting skills
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:
  • 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
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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