Date: Thursday, August 20 - Friday, August 21, 2020 Time: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm EST Location: Virtually via Zoom Fee: $280 for 12 CEs with the coupon code DIRPLAY before July 17, 2020 (Registration after the specified date or without the coupon code is $310)
This Play Wellness learning experience focuses on participants understanding the essential components of directive play therapy theories and models. The evidence-based Adlerian Play Therapy and empirically supported theories of Ecosystemic Play Therapy and Prescriptive Play Therapy will be explored. Seminal theories and models that will be reviewed include Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy, Gestalt Play Therapy, Jungian Play Therapy, Narrative Play Therapy, TraumaPlay, AutPlay, Release Play Therapy, Solution-Focused Play Therapy, and Synergetic Play Therapy. Participants will practice activities to aid in comparing and contrasting the most widely accepted directive play therapy theories and models for use in clinical practice.
This workshop includes the following Play Therapy Primary Areas: Play Therapy History (2 hours), Play Therapy Seminal/Historically Significant Theories (3 hours), Play Therapy Skills and Methods (5 hours), and Play Therapy Special Topics (2 hours). This workshop provides contact, synchronous learning via live webinar.
Day 1 9:45 am – 10:00 am EST: Online Check-In 10:00 am – 11:30 am EST: Introduction, Theories, Adlerian 11:30 am – 11:45 am EST: Break 11:45 am – 1:15 pm EST: Adlerian Activities 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm EST: Lunch (on your own) 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm EST: CBPT, Ecosystemic, Activities 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm EST: Break 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm EST: Gestalt, Jungian, Activities
Day 2 9:45 am – 10:00 am EST: Online Check-In 10:00 am – 11:30 am EST: Narrative, Prescriptive, Activities 11:30 am – 11:45 am EST: Break 11:45 am – 1:15 pm EST: TraumaPlay, AutPlay, Activities 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm EST: Lunch (on your own) 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm EST: Release, Solution Focused, Activities 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm EST: Break 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm EST: Synergetic, Theoretical Identification
After the workshop, participants will be able to:
Describe the crucial C’s, personality priorities, and goals of misbehavior as asserted by Adlerian Play Therapy
Discuss two theoretical concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy
Identify three internal and external systems of Ecosystemic Play Therapy
Identify three major concepts of Gestalt Play Therapy
List two roles of the therapist in Jungian Play Therapy
Outline the treatment structure within Narrative Play Therapy
Describe Prescriptive Play Therapy and explore the theoretical components of TraumaPlay for use with clients who have experienced trauma and
AutPlay for use with clients who are diagnosed with Autism
Assess three types of releases used within Release Play Therapy
Examine three techniques used in Solution-Focused Play Therapy
Apply facilitative responsive language when using aggressive release toys within Synergetic Play Therapy
Demonstrate play therapy activities to aid in comparing and contrasting directive play therapy theories and models
Identify a play therapy theoretical orientation that the clinician can implement with play therapy clients
This workshop provides twelve (12) continuing education hours. Certificates are issued at the end of the workshop pending full attendance and completion of a post-test (if applicable) and the workshop evaluation.
Play Therapists: Play Wellness LLC has been approved as a continuing education provider by the Association for Play Therapy: APT Approved Provider 16-449. Per the Association for Play Therapy (APT), play therapy training may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals. APT alone holds the right to accept or deny any continuing education training at its discretion.
Counselors: Play Wellness LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6828. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Play Wellness LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Other Professionals: This course qualifies for 12 hours of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Accommodations: Play Wellness is glad to make reasonable efforts to accommodate participants with different abilities. If the participant needs ADA accommodations, the participant needs to discuss his/her specific needs and make the necessary arrangements before registering and with at least ten (10) business days advanced notice via phone at 678-395-4965 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendance: By registering for the workshop, the participant is pledging to arrive on time and stay for the duration of the workshop. Per associations that grant continuing education (CEs), participants who arrive late or depart early from the workshop will forfeit CEs for the entire workshop. Additionally, all virtual live workshops require webcam usage. Handouts are not provided to participants who miss the training. If the participant misplaces a CE certificate, there is a $25 replacement fee.
Cancellations: Written cancellation requests that are emailed to email@example.com with at least 10 business days prior to the selected training will be provided a refund minus a $40 per training day processing fee. Credit/refunds are not provided for scheduled trainings that are cancelled with less than ten business days of notice. Play Wellness LLC reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to inclement weather or instructor illness/emergency. When applicable, participants will be notified via email prior to the date of the cancelled workshop. Participants will be emailed information regarding the rescheduled date within ten business days of the cancelled workshop.
Capacity: Play Wellness reserves the right to change locations, formats, and/or offer additional dates and times for workshops that have less registrants or that are full to capacity. Participants will be provided with advanced notice if applicable.
Commercial Support / Conflict of Interest Statement: There is currently no financial support or potential conflicts of interest for the training program at Play Wellness LLC. If a potential conflict of interest occurs, the trainer will clearly state financial support or other conflicts of interest at the time the continuing education program begins.
Grievance: Play Wellness desires for you to receive quality training in a fun learning environment. If the participant has a concern regarding any aspect of the workshop, it is expected that the participant will address it with the continuing education chair, Yolanda Fountain, Ph.D., LPC, RPT-S, ACS, NCC, via verbal and/or written documentation aimed at achieving a satisfactory resolution for the participant. To assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, the advisory committee may be included in the process.
Photos/Videos: Play Wellness shares professional fun moments taken during our trainings on our social media pages and for other marketing and educational purposes. Images (photos or video recordings) may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed in perpetuity with no geographic limitations. If you prefer not to have your likeness published, document such desires in the “additional comments/questions” section of the registration page.
Webinar Recording Terms: Course participant hereby grants to Play Wellness LLC and Telehealth Certification Institute the exclusive right throughout the universe and in perpetuity to include photographic, video, audio and other visual or audio portrayals of participant taken during or in connection with the workshop in any medium of any nature whatsoever (including the right to edit, combine with other materials or create any type of derivative thereof) for the purpose of sales, publicity, promotional, training or otherwise, without compensation to the participant. Such grant shall include the unrestricted right to copy, revise, distribute, display and sell photographs, images, films, tapes, drawings or recordings in any type of media (including but not limited to the Internet). Participants hereby agrees that all rights, title and interest therein (including all worldwide copyrights therein) shall be Play Wellness LLC’s and Telehealth Certification Institute's sole property, free from any claims by participant or any person deriving any rights or interest from participant and for use without the expressed written consent of Play Wellness and Telehealth Certification Institute.
Yolanda Fountain, Ph.D., LPC, RPT-S, ACS, NCC is the owner of Play Wellness LLC and the founder of the Child Loss Center, Inc. Dr. Fountain is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S), an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Mercer University and a post-graduate certificate in Working with Survivors of Violence, Torture, and Trauma from the University of Maryland.
Dr. Fountain has worked in the mental/behavioral health field since 2006 in the grade school, community, psychiatric residential, college counseling, and private practice settings. She uses talk and non-verbal therapies (e.g., play therapy, game therapy, sand therapy) to help people of all ages and has a passion to care for helping professionals, parents and their children, Black Americans, and those with experiences of grief, perinatal/ infant/child loss, and trauma. Dr. Fountain has extensive experience in higher education as a counselor, professor, and clinical supervisor and teaches graduate-level counseling courses at several universities. She has also presented at local, regional, national, and international conferences on multiple topics related to mental health (wellness and illness). Dr. Fountain strongly advocates for the effective care and wellbeing of clinicians to stimulate optimal client care and wellness.
Play Wellness’ workshops integrate theory and experiential learning. Teaching methods often include a lecture with an accompanying PowerPoint presentation, individual/group experiential activities, individual reflection, group discussion, role-playing, case presentations, critical thinking exercises, video review/critique, and/or an e-learning examination.
Each participant will need to bring the following materials:
Pen/pencil and coloring supplies (crayons, colored pencils, markers)
Plain white paper (15-20 sheets)
Construction paper (4-5 sheets)
Three feathers and three heavier objects (books, weights, or other comparable objects)
8-10 different colored paint swatches – OR – construction paper (one of each color cut up into equal sized squares)
Two balloons and a permanent marker
Provided handouts: Lifestyle Convictions (Kottman, 2003), The worry brain, boss back brain, and thought stopping hand (Goodyear-Brown, 2010), Positive Character Qualities (Bratton & Landreth, 2006), Body outline (two copies), Mandala (or create your own)
Activity handouts that need to be printed and additional material needs may be emailed prior to the workshop
Our workshops are evaluated based on the following criterion: 1) Program Objectives, 2) Content, 3) Instructor, 4) Venue/Setting, and 5) Learning. This workshop has an average rating of 5.0 (on a scale of 1-poor to 5-excellent) by 4 reviewers.
Qualitative Feedback "Very great training."~ Marriage and Family Therapist, 5/2019
"Lots of great and creative resources! Very hands on that helps time fly by!" ~ Professional Counselor, 5/2019
"You are awesome." ~ Associate Licensed Clinician, 5/2019