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Thursday, May 6, 2021

A Time for Play: Multicultural Play Therapy Practice

Graphic of earth with children from various cultural backgrounds
Thursday, May 6, 2021
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Event Schedule

Tentative Training Agenda

8:30 – 10:15 AM: Develop multicultural framework

10:15 AM – 12:30 PM: Identification of white supremacy culture

12:30 – 1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 PM: Skills of Cultural Humility

3:00 – 5:00 PM: Culturally Informed Practice

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 how to apply Play Therapy skills and interventions with children from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Learn strategies for confronting white supremacy culture in therapeutic practices and settings
  • Gain experience applying cultural humility to practice of Play Therapy
  • Space is limited due to the interactive format which includes didactic, experiential, case examples, and post-test training method
  • 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:

  • Analyze the role and expectations of play in several cultures from around the world and the country
  • Discuss strategies for assessing how the intersectionality of a child’s identity and background may impact play therapy treatment
  • Describe cultural humility practices and how they relate to working with families in Play Therapy
  • List strategies for communicating with parents that may be unfamiliar with Westernized medical practices, psychotherapy, and Play Therapy
  • Practice identifying and confronting white supremacy culture embedded in therapy practice settings and organizational policies
  • Assess when a therapist may need to seek out specialized training to meet the therapeutic needs of specialized populations

Primary Areas (Hours) of Focus Instruction:

  • Play Therapy History:  0
  • Play Therapy Theory: 2
  • Play Skills & Methods: 2
  • 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

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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.

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JFS A Time for Play: Multicultural Play Therapy Practice virtual class on Thursday, May 6, 2021.
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