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Play Therapy with Families & Supervision in Play Therapy

April 19 @ 8:30 am - April 20 @ 4:30 pm

$45 – $145

PRESENTER:

Dr. Darryl Haslam has a B.S. in Family Studies and a Master of Social Work degree.  He received his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University in 2006.  He is a professor of social work at Missouri State University where he has taught courses at the bachelors and masters levels for over 12 years.  Before that, he taught for two years at the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology as a core faculty member in the marriage and family therapy program.

He is a licensed clinical social worker with over 23 years of counseling experience working with children, youth, couples, and adults.  He obtained his certification as a Registered Play Therapist in 2003 and his certification as a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor in 2018.  He has presented on play therapy at numerous professional settings for over 20 years at local, regional, state, and national levels.  He has even been to China twice to present on play therapy to students there.  Lastly, he has published two articles, three book chapters, and two online publications in play therapy.

Day 1: Essential Skills and Concepts in Play Therapy with Families

This workshop will provide key instruction on using play therapy with families of young children. The workshop will review key research and perspectives necessary to provide play therapists a needed foundation to do play therapy with families. The workshop will provide key concepts, benefits and a handful of intervention techniques in family play therapy. In addition, the presenter will discuss original models for applying these key family play therapy concepts and techniques, including how to use family play therapy for assessment vs. intervention purposes and how to conduct a family play therapy session using his Three-Part Model. Video clips and other application activities will help participants walk away with concrete skills that can be used in their practices with families and children.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Participants will be able to:
Describe the research, common misperception and benefits related to family play therapy and know how this skill can be useful in working with children and families.
Understand key principles and perspectives related to family play therapy, including the importance of one’s perceived therapeutic role in doing play therapy with families and develop greater awareness into their personal therapist role conception.
Introduce play therapy sessions differently with children between individual child sessions and family sessions
Use four or five effective play therapy intervention activities with families.
Apply the Dr. Haslam’s Three-Part Model for conducting family play therapy sessions.
How to use play therapy activities differently for assessment vs. intervention purposes with families.

AGENDA:

Friday April 19th 
8:30am-9am Registration
9am-12:00pm
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm- 4:30pm

CEUs: 6

COST:
Early Bird Member (purchased before April 6th): $110
Early Bird Non Member (purchased before April 6th): $130
Student: $90 *with transcript
Member: $125
Non Member: $145

Day 2 (morning): Navigating the Craziness of Family Sessions: Essential Skills Every Family Play Therapist Needs to Have

This workshop will provide key instruction on core family therapy skills and concepts necessary for play therapists to work effectively in intervening with families of young children. This workshop will review common mistakes and issues in conducting family therapy with children. Research with play therapists related to family therapy will be briefly reviewed. The workshop will then discuss foundational family therapy theories that will allow play therapists to clearly select play therapy interventions and match them with family systems goals in family play therapy sessions with children. Finally, participants will be taught an original model developed by the presenter for clearly determining when to use certain session modalities in working with families and children under a unified systemic framework (i.e., individual sessions with children or parents, or dyadic or full family sessions). Case application activities will allow participants to apply the key concepts of the workshop.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the key research and common mistakes and issues in conducting play therapy sessions with families and children.
  • Apply key family therapy theories with families of young children and how to clearly select play therapy interventions to match intentional therapeutic goals in family therapy sessions.
  • Apply the presenter’s original Systemic Session Planning Model in their work with families, specifically allowing them to clearly determine when to use certain session types in their work with families (i.e., individual sessions with children or parents vs. dyadic or full family sessions).

AGENDA:

Saturday April 20th (morning)
8:30am-9am Registration
9am-12:00pm Training

CEUs: 3

COST:
Early Bird Member (purchased before April 6th): $55
Early Bird Non Member (purchased before April 6th): $65
Student: $45 *with transcript
Member: $70
Non Member: $85

Day 2 (afternoon): Key Perspectives in Supervising Play Therapists

With new APT guidelines for Registered Play Therapists applications starting in January 2020, greater responsibility will be placed on Registered Play Therapist-Supervisors to not only ensure that play therapists-in-training are adequately trained to use play therapy effectively with children and families, but also ensure that play therapist supervisor topics such as: a) what makes one qualified to become a play therapist; b) what is different about supervising play therapists; c) what supervisory methods are effective for supervising play therapist adequately; and d) how do we know when a therapist is ready to become an RPT. Aspects and issues in providing distance supervision will also be discussed. The workshop will involve a combined presentation and discussion approach, providing opportunities for play therapist supervisors to discuss these key topics with each other and adding their thoughts on them.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the key research and common mistakes and issues in conducting play therapy sessions with families and children.
  • Apply key family therapy theories with families of young children and how to clearly select play therapy interventions to match intentional therapeutic goals in family therapy sessions.
  • Apply the presenter’s original Systemic Session Planning Model in their work with families, specifically allowing them to clearly determine when to use certain session types in their work with families (i.e., individual sessions with children or parents vs. dyadic or full family sessions).

AGENDA:

  • Describe key research and issues related to supervising play therapists and the play therapist supervisor’s role in managing these issues.
  • Greater awareness in what skills or characteristics qualify a play therapist for independent play therapy practice, and increased skills for how to assess and evaluate this.
  • Greater awareness in key methods and strategies for supervising play therapists effectively for both face-to-face and distance settings.

Saturday April 20th (afternoon)
1-1:30pm Registration
1:30-4:30pm Training

CEUs: 3

COST:
Early Bird Member (purchased before April 6th): $55
Early Bird Non Member (purchased before April 6th): $65
Student: $45 *with transcript
Member: $70
Non Member: $85

*** Please note Brighton, MO is a little north of Springfield, MO. Extra time has been given at lunch to accommodate. Please plan accordingly. ***

Cancellation policy:
Refunds will be given for paid continuing education training cancelled by MAPT and for when MAPT relocates training to another region of the state. For attendees who cancel 48 hours prior to the start of the training, a MAPT CREDIT will be provided to attendees for the amount paid, and can be used at a future MAPT training.
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APT Provider Number: 08-223

Organizer

Missouri Association for Play Therapy
Website:
www.moplaytherapy.com

Venue

Good Samaritan Boys Ranch
5549 N Highway 13
Brighton, MO 65617 United States
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Phone:
4173762228
Website:
https://ranchlife.org/