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Thursday, February 25, 2021

A Time for Play: Emerging Theories EDMR & Play Therapy & AutPlay

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Thursday, February 25, 2021
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Event Schedule

Tentative Training Agenda

8:30 – 10:15 AM: EMDR & Play Therapy

10:15 AM – 12:30 PM: EMDR & Play Therapy

12:30 – 1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 PM: AutPlay & other emerging theories

3:00 – 5:00 PM: AutPlay & other emerging theories

5:00 – 5:30 PM:  Wrap-up, Review, & Post-Test

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Event Overview

This class offers 8 Play CE contact hours.

About this Class: 

  • Learn the theory of behind EMDR and how it intersects and differentiates from Play Therapy
  • Understand the core skills and interventions of EMDR and how they may be adapted for work with young children
  • Discuss AutPlay as another emerging theories and practices of Play Therapy
  • Space is limited due to the interactive format which includes didactic, experiential, case examples, and post-test training methods
  • Prior knowledge of Play Therapy is helpful, but not necessary to participate.
  • Continuing Education hours apply towards mental health licensure and apply towards acquiring or maintaining Registered Play Therapist credential.
  • APT Approved Provider of CE # 19-582

Learning Objectives:

By the end of today’s presentations students will be able to explain within a large group discussion setting the following:

  • Recite the core theoretical concepts of Filial Play Therapy and of Group Therapy and how they may be applied to working with young children
  • Describe how Play Therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to engage children in family and group therapy sessions
  • Assess when a Filial Play Therapy and/or Group Play Therapy may be an effective intervention for treatment
  • Demonstrate skills for facilitating group play therapy sessions with children of different ages and developmental levels
  • Demonstrate skills for facilitating family play therapy with individuals of different ages and developmental levels
  • Design treatment that empowers parents to utilize Play Therapy skills to improve family functioning and attachment

Primary Areas (Hours) of Focus Instruction:

  • Play Therapy History:  0
  • Play Therapy Theory: 4
  • Play Skills & Methods: 0
  • Special Topics: 4
  • TOTAL: 8 hours

‍Participants will be given a post-test that must be completed prior to receipt of continuing education certificate.

Terms & Conditions:

  • 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 at least 7 days prior to any training for which they have registered.
  • 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 refund all registration fees.
  • This training will be offered via synchronous Zoom meeting and intends to adhere to all APT requirements to count as contact hours under special provisions related to COVID-19.

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.

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Event FAQs

  • These continuing education events are open to any master’s level mental health professional (You do NOT need a Season Pass to purchase a ticket to attend the training).
  • Space is limited due to the interactive format and in compliance with Association for Play Therapy’s policy on virtual trainings.  
  • Prior knowledge of Play Therapy is helpful but not necessary to participate
  • Continuing Education hours apply towards mental health licensure and apply towards acquiring or maintaining a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential.
  • Yes, they really are 8 hours long
  • Yes, they are incredibly fun, interactive, and engaging learning opportunities

Featured Guests

Instructors

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.
Claudia Mustafa, LCSW-S, RPT-S, EMDRIA
Guest Presenter
Certified/Approved Consultant in EMDR Therapy
Lauren DiMaggiano, LMFT
Guest Presenter
Certified AutPlay Therapist

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