This continuing education event reviews Family Systems Theory concepts and how they relate to Filial Play Therapy, Child-Parent Relationship Therapy, and Family Play Therapy. Participants will learn to distinguish between the methods and skills unique to each of the Play Therapy models and differentiate when each may be most appropriate. Participants will practice family 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.
At the end of this workshop, the learner will be able to:
Recite the core theoretical concepts of Family Systems Theory
Identify how Family Systems Theory underlies Filial Play Therapy, Child-Parent Relationship Therapy, and Family Play Therapy
Demonstrate basic knowledge of family Play Therapy methods and skills
Describe how Play Therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to engage multiple family members of different ages in the therapeutic process
Assess when Filial and Family Play Therapy interventions are appropriate interventions to achieve client treatment goals
Primary Areas (Hours) of Focus Instruction:
Play Therapy History: 0
Play Therapy Seminal Theories: 4
Play Therapy Skills & Methods: 2
Play Therapy Special Topics: 0
Play Therapy Culture & Diversity: 0
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.
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.
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.