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Thursday, April 1, 2021

A Time for Play: Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Part 1 (CDI)

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Thursday, April 1, 2021
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Event Schedule

Tentative Training Agenda

8:30 – 10:15 AM: Attachment & PCIT Theory

10:15 AM – 12:30 PM: DPICS Coding

12:30 – 1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 PM: CDI Teach

3:00 – 5:00 PM: CDI Coach

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 attachment theories underlying both Parent Child Interaction Therapy & Play Therapy
  • Learn skills for coding parent-child interactions, assessing healthy attachment, and empowering parent-child dyads to achieve goals
  • Gain practice in specific Parent Child Interaction Therapy skills and interventions through interactive role plays
  • 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 Parent Child Interaction Therapy – Child Directed Interaction and how they intersect with Play Therapy when working with young children
  • Describe how Play Therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to engage children in the Parent Child Interaction Therapy process
  • Assess when a combination of Parent Child Interaction Therapy and Play Therapy may be an effective intervention for treatment
  • Demonstrate ability to code parent-child interactions and assess for healthy attachment
  • Demonstrate ability to coach parents towards building a healthy, positive, attachment relationship with their children
  • Design treatment interventions that reinforce child compliance and child empowerment

Primary Areas (Hours) of Focus Instruction:

  • Play Therapy History:  0
  • Play Therapy Theory: 0
  • Play Skills & Methods: 0
  • Special Topics: 8
  • 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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Instructor

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: Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Part 1 (CDI) virtual class on Thursday, April 1, 2021.
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