The JFS A Time for Play Therapy Training Series is a curriculum of interactive and introductory level Play Therapy specific continuing education events.
The 2021-2022 series of trainings teaches practitioners the nine foundational theories of Play Therapy and specific skills and interventions for effective and transformative Play Therapy.
Series participants 155 hours of Play Therapy Instruction in the primary areas of focus that are required to obtain the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential.
The series is divided into 20 contact-hour ContinuingEducation events and 6 non-contact homework assignments over the Fall 2021 -Spring 2022 academic year.
The 2021-2022 series is designed to meet the Play Therapy instruction requirements for Play Therapy credentialing through the Association of Play Therapy.
Prior knowledge of Play Therapy is helpful but not necessary. These events are intended for licensed mental health professionals and hours apply towards maintenance of mental health license.
Upon completion of this series, students will be able to identify and apply the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for the successful administration of Play
Therapy as demonstrated throughout the series through practice activities and large group discussion. Participants will gain an understanding of the therapeutic powers of play and how to access them with clients using skills and interventions derived from evidenced based theories of Play Therapy.
Participants will specifically be able to:
Total Credit Hours:
Season Pass - $2,250
Purchasing a Season Pass up-front grants participants admission to all 20 six-hour contact training classes AND eligibility to complete up to 6 homework assignments over the course of the series to earn an additional 30hours of non-contact continuing education hours. Those that purchase the Season Pass will also receive a binder of all course content and become eligible for up to 2 make-up assignments in case of an excused absence. Season Passes to the entire must be purchased in full by August 5, 2021.
By Lesson - $125 each
All courses are available for purchase individually. Registration is open now!
July 16, 2021: Introduction to Play Therapy (Optional half-day training, 1:00 - 4:00 PM; free to season pass holders; cost is $75)
August 6, 2021: History & Ethical Practice of Play Therapy
August 20, 2021: Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) - Part I
September 3, 2021: Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) - Part 2
September 17, 2021: Play Therapy Practice, Treatment Planning & Documentation
October 15, 2021: Adlerian Play Therapy (AdPT)
October 29, 2021: Psychodynamic Play Therapy & Child Neuropsychology
November 12, 2021: Gestalt Play Therapy
December 3, 2021: Jungaian Play Therapy (JAPT) & SANDTRAY!
December 17, 2021: Theraplay
January 14, 2022: Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy (CBPT) - Part 1
January 28, 2022: Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy (CBPT) - Part 2
February 11, 2022: Filial Play Therapy & Family Play Therapy
February 25, 2022: Group Play Therapy
March 11, 2022: Emerging Theories of Play Therapy: EMDR & AutPlay
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.