JFS A Time for Play

Training series is a curriculum of interactive and introductory level Play Therapy specific continuing education events.

This series of trainings teaches practitioners the nine foundational theories of Play Therapy and specific skills and interventions for effective and transformative Play Therapy.

The series is designed to meet the Play Therapy instruction requirements for Play Therapy credentialing through the Association of Play Therapy.

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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.

Season #4 Season Passes go on sale May 1, 2022. Registration for individual sessions begins June 1, 2022.

Play Therapy training includes:
  • Nine foundational theories of Play Therapy
  • 153 hours of Play Therapy Instruction
  • 20 contact-hour Continuing Education events
  • 6 non-contact homework assignments

JFS A Time for Play

Series Overview

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, large group discussion, and completion of post-test exams.

  • Series includes 153 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 Continuing Education events and 6 non-contact homework assignments from Fall 2022 to Spring 2023.
  • This course is taught primarily by: Steven L. Parks, LCSW-S, RPT-S, MBA
    APT Approved Provider 19-582.

JFS A Time for Play - Season #4

Registration Opens May 1, 2022

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023:

  • 153 hours of Play Therapy Instruction in the primary areas of focus that are required to obtain the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential.  
  • 20 contact-hour Continuing Education events
  • 6 non-contact homework assignments from Fall 2022 to Spring 2023.
  • Trainings will be Fridays, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM at Congregation Emanu El.

Credentialing Process

Association of Play Therapy

Steven Parks is an APT Approved Provider of Play Therapy Continuing Education.  All trainings in the JFS A Time for Play Training series count towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).  For more information about becoming a Registered Play Therapist please visit the Association for Play Therapy.

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