Play Therapy with Abuse and Trauma

Description:

This experiential workshop will examine various types of abuse and trauma, including domestic violence, sexual abuse, physical abuse and sex trafficking as it relates to play therapy.  This workshop will analyze common play themes within the context of abuse and trauma, identify appropriate play therapy treatment techniques and discuss vicarious traumatization.

Objectives:

  1. Participants of this workshop will identify three main forms of child abuse and key factors to consider when providing play therapy for individuals who have experienced abuse.
  2. Participants of this workshop will create a treatment plan with specific play therapy techniques that are demonstrated through instruction, case studies, and experiential engagement.
  3. Participants of this workshop will analyze research on how trauma can effect an individual’s physical and mental health and how it can be used to inform play therapy treatment.
  4. Participants of this workshop will identify at least five play therapy techniques that can assist the therapist in increasing a client’s feelings of safety and security in the playroom.
  5. Participants of this workshop will further assess their own knowledge on mandated reporting and will  identify any potential barriers and challenges to working with clients after child abuse and neglect reports have been made on a caregiver.
  6. Participants of this workshop will demonstrate at least eight play therapy techniques that can be utilized to decrease trauma symptoms during individual child and/or family therapy.
  7. Participants of this workshop will identify key concepts of vicarious trauma and will be provided the opportunity for self-reflection and experiential engagement to explore their own experience with vicarious trauma.
  8. Participants of this workshop will examine the stages of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and discuss how play therapy can be utilized within this model.
  9. Participants of this workshop will create a plan on how to determine when an individual is ready to end therapy and will describe at least three play therapy techniques that will aid the therapist in providing a healthy transition from therapy.

Instructor: Kerri Koehler-Butt, LCSW, LCSW, RPT-S

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:

Kansas City Class 38 on March 4-5, 2022

Iowa Class 44 on July 15-16, 2022

Kansas City Class 39 on August 5-6, 2022

NW Arkansas Class 42 on August 26-27, 2022

Omaha Class 40 on September 16-17, 2022

Columbia Class 43 on October 7-8, 2022

Wichita Class 41 on November 4-5, 2022

Kansas City Class 45 on March 24-25, 2023

Web-Based Class 46 Non-Contact Hours on May 5-6, 2023

Kansas City Class 47 on August 4-5, 2023

Omaha Class 48 on September 15-16, 2023

Iowa Class 49 on October 6-7, 2023

Columbia Class 50 on November 3-4, 2023

NW Arkansas Class 51 on January 19-20, 2024

Wichita Class 52 on February 2-3, 2024

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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