This workshop will focus on the use of play therapy in schools with grades K-12 within both general education and special education settings. Child and play therapy strategies and techniques to utilize for assessment, treatment with groups and individuals, working with staff and Tier 1 services will be included. This workshop will focus on issues specific to the school setting.
- Participants will identify and analyze issues specific to play therapy in the school setting such as collaborating with school staff, working with families, navigating school-based systems such as MTSS and special education, monitoring progress and crisis response.
- Participants will discuss evidenced based play therapy skills and strategies used for a variety of ages and populations across all tiers of support in the school setting.
- Participants will assess key play therapy concepts they can apply within their practice in a school setting.
- Through a play therapy approach, participants will apply common assessment and diagnostic tools used in the school setting.
- Participants will discuss and practice how to assist students and school staff on using play therapy skills throughout the school day.
- Participants will create a plan on how to collaborate with educational and school community staff on informing about one’s play therapy practice.
Instructor: Tina Clark, LSCSW, RPT-S
9:00am-12:15pm CST each day
- Withdrawal 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. Withdrawal 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 $50 administrative fee for a 2-day workshops and a $25 administrative fee for 1-day workshops.
- If a student does not attend a workshop and does not submit a withdrawal request as outlined in the previous sections by the time the workshop is concluded, within 5 business days Heartland Play will issue a refund of the paid workshop fee – with the exception of a $100 administrative fee for 2-day workshops and a $50 administrative fee for 1-day workshops.
- 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.