Date: Tuesday, August 18 - Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Time: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm EST Location: Virtually via Zoom Fee: $280 for 12 CEs with the coupon code CHILDSPLAY before July 17, 2020. (Registration after the specified date or without the coupon code is $310.)
This Play Wellness learning experience focuses on learning the foundational principles and practices of non-directive play therapy, inclusive of the evidence-based practice Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT). Participants will explore the child friendly language of play with strategies for using it therapeutically in communication and relationships with children. Participants will explore the Child Centered Play Therapy process and practice facilitative responding and limit setting skills.
This workshop includes the following Play Therapy Primary Areas: Play Therapy History (1 hour), Play Therapy Seminal/Historically Significant Theories (7 hours), Play Therapy Skills and Methods (4 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, Rationale, History, Contributors 11:30 am – 11:45 am EST: Break 11:45 am – 1:15 pm EST: CCPT 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm EST: Lunch (on your own) 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm EST: Relating with Children 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm EST: Break 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm EST: Healing Messages, Toy Categories
Day 2 9:45 am – 10:00 am EST: Online Check-In 10:00 am – 11:30 am EST: Facilitating Responding Skills 11:30 am – 11:45 am EST: Break 11:45 am – 1:15 pm EST: Facilitating Responding Skills, Typical Issues 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm EST: Lunch (on your own) 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm EST: Therapeutic Limit Setting 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm EST: Break 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm EST: Termination
After the workshops, participants will be able to:
Discuss the rationale for non-directive play therapy
Recite eight basic principles of non-directive play therapy as developed by Virginia Axline
Discuss Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) as a theoretical approach and an evidence-based practice
List five of the CCPT principles for relating with children
Identify four healing messages of CCPT
Compare three categories of developmentally appropriate play therapy toys and materials for the purposes of both assessment and treatment
Apply at least two CCPT non-verbal facilitative responding skills
Demonstrate at least four CCPT verbal facilitative responding skills
Practice completing one Play Therapy Skills Checklist (Ray, 2004)
Identify six typical issues in CCPT
Apply the A.C.T. limit setting model for typical problems in play therapy
Discuss three ways to assess for CCPT termination
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
This workshop integrates 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)
An object from your childhood
Provided handout: Play Therapy Skills Checklist (Ray, 2004)
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 4.8 (on a scale of 1-poor to 5-excellent) by 17 reviewers.
Qualitative Feedback "I enjoyed the interactivity components. It helped to enhance the training experience receiving support and hearing feedback from my peers. I learned how everything that happens in the playroom can and is therapeutic. The child has the capacity to heal themselves and wants to grow and be self-actualized. We, the adults, have to learn to hold the space for that growth." ~ Social Worker, 5/2019
"The program was well thought out." ~ Licensed Therapist, 5/2019
"The opportunity to practice skills in a clinical-type setting was very beneficial. I learned a great deal about the rationale for and research behind non-directive therapy, as well as skills to be utilized." ~ Licensed Therapist, 5/2019
"I was unsure of how an interactive webinar would work, and I was highly impressed! The ability to work in pairs, have interactive discussion, and ask questions was wonderful! Not to mention the convenience of being at home. I am so grateful for this resource!" ~ Licensed Therapist, 5/2019
"This was such a great training. I have attended a lot of play therapy trainings and this has been my favorite, by far. Yolanda is a great presenter, is very knowledgable, and creates an open and supportive environment for training." ~ Social Worker, 5/2019
"Very helpful and useful." ~ Licensed Therapist, 5/2019
"It went great and effectively helped me transfer some of the concepts to group work." ~ Licensed Therapist, 5/2019
"I enjoyed the peer web interaction and activities to reinforce learning of CCPT skills." ~ Licensed Therapist, 5/2019
"Enjoyed it so much! Learned a lot!" ~ Professional Counselor, 5/2019
This training exceeded my expectations, and I look forward to attending future trainings! Thank you! ~ Social Worker, 5/2019
"It was helpful when each skill was identified during the videotape. I enjoyed the role plays." ~ Professional Counselor, 5/2019