Family Play Therapy

Description:

The children we work with are part of a larger family system. Incorporating a child’s parents, siblings and/or other family members into the therapy process can be beneficial for the child as well as for the larger family construct. A play therapist may question how to best incorporate a child’s family into sessions. Participants of this workshop will assess how to conceptualize family systems within the context of play therapy. Case studies, videos, group work, and experiential learning will be utilized throughout the workshop as attendees examine family processes, Structural Family Therapy, Filial Therapy, parenting strategies, and directive play therapy techniques. A portion of this workshop will also encourage participants to focus on their own family system and how that may impact them in their role as the therapist to a family they are working with.

Objectives:

  1. Participants of this workshop will examine strategies for teaching parents to interact positively with their children using play therapy techniques.
  2. Participants of this workshop will discuss an overview of parent education and parent intervention strategies, that includes puppet play, to use in the playroom and in their home setting.
  3. Participants of this workshop will examine, discuss and process through multi-cultural implications and issues to consider in family play therapy.
  4. Participants of this workshop will identify Filial therapy and directive family play therapy techniques.
  5. Participants of this workshop will assess structural family therapy and consider play therapy techniques that utilize its concepts in the playroom.
  6. Participants of this workshop will analyze genograms and demonstrate the play therapy technique of family play genograms to use in the clinical or play therapy setting.
  7. Participants of this workshop will identify play therapy techniques for assessing a family’s structure, strengths, and needs in the playroom.
  8. Participants of this workshop will discuss and apply strategies to use play therapy techniques to gain parents’ trust and involvement in the play therapy process.
  9. Participants of this workshop will examine and discuss the differences between individual and family therapy and how those differences shape one’s own utilization of play therapy in the playroom.

Instructor: Noelle Roe, LCMFT, RPT

Workshop Schedule for In Person Training:
Day One:
12:30-1:00     Sign in, Play Check-In and Overview
1:00-3:00     Workshop Presentation 
3:00-3:15     Break
3:15-5:30     Training Continues 
5:30-6:00     Dinner 
6:00-7:15     Continue Training
7:15-7:30     Break
7:30-8:30     Training Continues with Conclusion of Day One

Day Two:
8:30-10:00 Sign-In, Play Check-In and Continue Training
10:00-10:10 Morning Break
10:10-12:00 Training Continues
12:00-12:30 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Training Continues
2:30-2:40 Early Afternoon Break
2:40-4:00 Training Continues
4:00-4:10 Afternoon Break
4:10-5:30 Training Continues, Wrap-up and Evaluation

Workshop Schedule For Live Web-Based Training:
Day One:
8:30-10:00 Sign-In, Play Check-In and Training Begins
10:00-10:10 Morning Break
10:10-12:00 Training Continues
12:00-12:30 Lunch
1:00-3:00 Training Continues
3:00-3:15 Afternoon Break
3:15-5:00 Training Continues with Conclusion of Day 1

Day Two:
8:30-10:00 Sign-In, Play Check-In and Training Begins
10:00-10:10 Morning Break
10:10-12:00 Training Continues
12:00-12:30 Lunch
1:00-3:00 Training Continues
3:00-3:15 Afternoon Break
3:15-5:00 Training Continues, Post-Test and Evaluations

$275.00$350.00

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Workshop Cancellation: 

  • Cancellation requests should be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 7 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop date in order to receive a full refund of the paid workshop fee. Cancellation and/or rescheduled requests that are submitted after 7 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop date will result in a refund of the paid workshop fee – with the exception of a $25 administrative fee for a half-day workshop, a $50 administrative fee for a full-day workshop a $75 administrative fee for 2-day workshop.
  • Heartland Play reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to insufficient enrollment.  Heartland Play will email workshop students at least 5 calendar days in advance of the scheduled workshop date to notify students of the cancellation.  Notice will be provided with the option to reschedule for a future course date or to receive a full refund of paid workshop fees.
  • Heartland Play reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to inclement weather, instructor illness or instructor family emergency.  If a workshop is canceled, students will be notified via e-mail prior to the workshop start time.  Heartland Play will notify the students of a reschedule date for the workshop within 10 calendar days of the cancelled workshop.  Notice will be provided with the option to reschedule for the future course date or to receive a full refund of the paid workshop fee.

This course is available in:

*Live Web-Based CONTACT Hours on February 11-12, 2022

Kansas City Class 39 on March 11-12, 2022

*Live Web-Based CONTACT Hours on May 6-7, 2022

Kansas City Class 45 on October 14-15, 2022

Web-Based Class 46 Non-Contact Hours on December 2-3, 2022

Kansas City Class 47 on March 3-4, 2023

Omaha Class 48 on April 21-22, 2023

Iowa Class 49 on May 5-6, 2023

Columbia Class 50 on June 9-10, 2023

NW Arkansas Class 51 on July 14-15, 2023

Wichita Class 52 on August 4-5, 2023

In-person weekend workshops meet Friday from 12:30 to 8:30pm & Saturday from 8:30am to 5:30pm.  Web-based weekend workshops meet Friday and Saturday from 8:30am-5:00pm CST.

*Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 15 CONTACT CE Hours

15 Hours Credit

This workshop consists of 15 hours of instruction.

Available in Multiple Cities

This class is available in several Midwest locations.

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