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Other APT approved Play Therapy Trainings

ARIZONA – April 2020


Intensive Training in Experiential Play Therapy (EPT)

Description

This course will focus on practical training in Experiential Play Therapy (EPT).  Participants will receive instruction in Experiential Play Therapy. They will then take part in play therapy sessions with a child using Experiential Play Therapy under the direct supervision of the instructors.

Website
http://www.nortonplaytherapy.com/intensives
Presenter(s)
Byron E. Norton, Ed.D, LP, RPT-S
CE Hours: 48
Start Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020
End Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
Training Location

2111 E Baseline Rd, Suite A2
Tempe, AZ 85283 US
970-351-6697
fpspc@aol.com

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COLORADO – March through August, 2020

 

Level One Theraplay & Marschak Interaction Method

Theraplay® is a child and family modality of play therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. Rated as “effective” by the SAMHSA National Registry for Evidences – Based Programs and Practices, it is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child and is personal, physical, and fun. Theraplay interactions focus on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: Structure, Engagement, Nurture, and Challenge. Theraplay sessions create an active, emotional connection between the child and parent or caregiver, resulting in a changed view of the self as worthy and lovable and of relationships as positive and rewarding. Theraplay helps you create a playful atmosphere where children are happy to come to therapy and become quickly and fully engaged in the therapeutic process. Theraplay also involves the parents in an immediate and positive way, giving them experiences of success and pride in their children so they can feel motivated to support them. With the child, the parent and you, the therapist, all on the same team, you have a winning combination for positive and lasting change. This four-day training is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of the Theraplay model to begin using Theraplay informed practice in their play therapy work with existing and new clients.

Website http://theraplay.org/go/aurora320-apt

Presenter(s)
Donna Gates, MA, LCPC
CE Hours: 25
Start Date: Monday, March 9, 2020
End Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Training Location

11059 E Bethany Dr
Aurora, CO 80014 US
847-256-7334
info@theraplay.org

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Theoretical Foundation for the Development of Child-Centered Play Therapies

This one-day workshop will continue the discussion and compare various play therapists’ work that have further developed Axline’s theories.  Through video recordings we will see this theory at work in the playroom and contrast the variations of child-centered theory.  Theory based applications will offer guidance for your own work in the playroom.

Website
http://www.colorado-play-therapy-training.com
Presenter(s)
Jane L. Johnson, LCSW, RPT-S
CE Hours: 6
Start Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
End Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Training Location
1777 S. Harrison St., Suite 201
Denver, CO 80210 US
970-481-6905
coplaytherapytraining@gmail.com

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Developmental Ages and Stages in Play Therapy: The School Age Child: Developmental Patterns of Middle Childhood

The years between seven and eleven have often been considered the quiet years. Growth levels off and developmental seems to proceed at an even pace.  For many children unresolved issues from pre-school years, stressful events and experiences, success and disappointments can change the course of development.

This workshop continues assessing the child’s development to facilitate treatment planning and measuring progress in play therapy.  Case examples will illustrate the variability in the 7-11-year-old child’s developmental age. We will explore a variety of play therapy interventions that can meet the many different needs of this age group in play therapy.

Website
http://www.colorado-play-therapy-training.com
Presenter(s)
Jane L. Johnson, LCSW, RPT-S
CE Hours: 6
Start Date: Saturday, May 2, 2020
End Date: Saturday, May 2, 2020
Training Location
6053 S. Quebec St.
Centennial, CO 80111 US
970-481-6905
coplaytherapytraining@gmail.com

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Intensive Training in Experiential Play Therapy (EPT)

This course will focus on practical training in Experiential Play Therapy (EPT).  Participants will receive instruction in Experiential Play Therapy. They will then take part in play therapy sessions with a child using Experiential Play Therapy under the direct supervision of the instructors.

Website
http://www.nortonplaytherapy.com
Presenter(s)
Byron E. Norton, Ed.D, LP, RPT-S
CE Hours: 48
Start Date: Sunday, June 7, 2020
End Date: Friday, June 12, 2020
Training Location
1750 25th Ave, Suite 200
Greeley, CO 80634 US
970-351-6688
fpspc@aol.com

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Developmental Ages and Stages in Play Therapy: Part One – Developmental Tasks of the first 6 years

With young children the rate of development can be so rapid that developmental shifts are likely to occur even during the course of play therapy.  It is essential to understand the young child in the context of both their chronological and developmental age.  This is most important when a child’s developmental growth has been disrupted by trauma or other stressors.  This workshop will provide tools for assessing a child’s development that can facilitate treatment planning and measuring progress.  Case examples will illustrate the benefits of understanding a child’s developmental age in the play therapy process.

Website
http://www.colorado-play-therapy-training.com
Presenter(s)
Jane L. Johnson, LCSW, RPT-S
CE Hours: 6
Start Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020
End Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020
Training Location
2726 N Union Blvd,
Colorado Springs,, CO 80909 US
719-200-1161
coplaytherapytraining@gmail.com

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IDAHO

Engaging the Body in Play Therapy with Movement, Rhythm, and Sensory Play

Children who have experienced complex developmental trauma often present with unusual behaviors- both in and out of the play therapy room.  This workshop will help play therapists feel comfortable leaning into nervous system dysregulation, reframing misbehavior as opportunities to soothe the limbic system through “bottom up” body-based play therapy techniques involving movement, rhythm, and sensory play.

This innovative training will guide the attendees through the most current neuroscience research (including Bruce Perry, MD, Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Stephen Porges, MD, Peter Levine, PhD, and Daniel Siegel, MD) and demonstrate how to put theory into practice.  Examples of creative ways to use movement, rhythm and sensory play in play therapy to shift the child’s emotional state, maintain regulation, and renegotiate traumatic associations without overwhelming the client will be explained and demonstrated. Participants will learn a framework (based on the Alert Program and Zones of Regulation) to help children develop the capacity to monitor (notice) and modify (change) their state of regulation or dysregulation.

This training will include didactic and experiential learning; participants should dress comfortably and be prepared to move and play.  Activities will allow the participants to experience ways to incorporate music and movement into the play therapy process with children. Attendees will leave this training with practical tools, strategies and applications that enhance the client’s capacity to connect with others, process trauma without becoming overwhelmed, and facilitate healing.

Intentionally engaging the body through movement, rhythm, and sensory play provides valuable practice coming back into a regulated state from a dysregulated state, deepens connection and attunement between therapist and client, models for the parent how to help their child through dysregulation, brings high level brain functions back online, and enhances learning.  Movement, rhythm, and sensory play also provides clients another medium to express their inner experience while connected to a regulated, attuned therapist, allowing for integration and a renegotiation of implicitly held trauma. Attendees will be able to use movement, rhythm, and sensory play in play therapy in a purposeful way that leads to more enjoyment in their play therapy sessions and works toward therapist goals of improved regulation and ultimately trauma healing.

Website
https://www.gobbelcounseling.com/desmoinesmovementplaytherapy
Presenter(s)
Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, LMSW, RPT-S
CE Hours: 12
Start Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020
End Date: Friday, May 8, 2020
Training Location
3737 Woodland Ave. Ste. 620
West Des Moines, ID 50266 US
5125658357
robyn@gobbelcounseling.com

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NEVADA

Engaging the Body in Play Therapy with Movement, Rhythm, and Sensory Play

Children who have experienced complex developmental trauma often present with unusual behaviors- both in and out of the play therapy room.  This workshop will help play therapists feel comfortable leaning into nervous system dysregulation, reframing misbehavior as opportunities to soothe the limbic system through “bottom up” body-based play therapy techniques involving movement, rhythm, and sensory play.

This innovative training will guide the attendees through the most current neuroscience research (including Bruce Perry, MD, Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Stephen Porges, MD, Peter Levine, PhD, and Daniel Siegel, MD) and demonstrate how to put theory into practice.  Examples of creative ways to use movement, rhythm and sensory play in play therapy to shift the child’s emotional state, maintain regulation, and renegotiate traumatic associations without overwhelming the client will be explained and demonstrated. Participants will learn a framework (based on the Alert Program and Zones of Regulation) to help children develop the capacity to monitor (notice) and modify (change) their state of regulation or dysregulation.

This training will include didactic and experiential learning; participants should dress comfortably and be prepared to move and play.  Activities will allow the participants to experience ways to incorporate music and movement into the play therapy process with children. Attendees will leave this training with practical tools, strategies and applications that enhance the client’s capacity to connect with others, process trauma without becoming overwhelmed, and facilitate healing.

Intentionally engaging the body through movement, rhythm, and sensory play provides valuable practice coming back into a regulated state from a dysregulated state, deepens connection and attunement between therapist and client, models for the parent how to help their child through dysregulation, brings high level brain functions back online, and enhances learning.  Movement, rhythm, and sensory play also provides clients another medium to express their inner experience while connected to a regulated, attuned therapist, allowing for integration and a renegotiation of implicitly held trauma. Attendees will be able to use movement, rhythm, and sensory play in play therapy in a purposeful way that leads to more enjoyment in their play therapy sessions and works toward therapist goals of improved regulation and ultimately trauma healing.​

Website
https://www.gobbelcounseling.com/lasvegasmovementplaytherapy
Presenter(s)
Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, LMSW, RPT-S
CE Hours: 12
Start Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020
End Date: Friday, June 5, 2020
Training Location
9418 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89134 US
5125658357
robyn@gobbelcounseling.com

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