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2016 Annual Conference
June 10, 2016 - June 11, 2016Free – $345
Register here for our 2016 Annual Conference!!
Dr. Rise VanFleet brings 40 years of clinical, supervisory and leadership experience in community mental health, healthcare, education and independent practice settings to her workshops. She has trained and supervised thousands of clinicians internationally. Dr. VanFleet is a Certified Filial Therapy Therapist, Supervisor, Instructor, a registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant. Rise is the author of Filial Therapy: Strengthening Parent-child Relationships Through Play (3rd Ed), A Parent’s Handbook of Filial Therapy (2nd Ed), co-author of Child Centered Play Therapy, and coeditor of the Casebook of Filial Therapy.
Day 1: 6
Day 2: 6
To register, scroll down to the bottom of the page.
DAY ONE (FRIDAY):
1. Describe the essential features of Filial Therapy and why they are important.
2. Identify at least 3 things that make Filial Therapy unique among child and family interventions in play therapy.
3. Define what is meant by a “mock play session.”
4. Describe the key therapist skills for overcoming parent resistance to play therapy and other interventions.
5. Use at least 3 methods that are effective in bridging the gap with parents in play therapy sessions.
6. Enhance ability to use empathic listening, structuring, and boundaries with families to build stronger relationships in play therapy sessions
7. Describe the research on the 6 features of strong families and how therapists can encourage their development in families.
10:45-12:15: Engaging parents in the process Skilled use of empathy demonstrations, Training parents, mock play sessions
12:15 – 1:15: Lunch
1:15 – 2:45: Parent-child play sessions, Skill feedback, discussing play themes, Skill-building
2:45 – 3:00: Break
3:00 – 4:30: Engagement of parents; handling resistance; FT research outcomes, applications with challenging families, Training Opportunities
Participants will be able to…
1. Describe recent research on creativity and the brain and how that is used to help clients in play therapy
2. Conduct at least 5 new play therapy interventions for families and/or groups.
3. Identify ways to access ones own creativity and spontaneity more fully for their play therapy work.
4. Help clients access their own creativity as part of their therapeutic process.
5. Discuss the critical role of client needs and goals during a creative play therapy approach.
6. Plan, implement, and debrief group play therapy techniques.
7. Provide two reasons why appropriately-selected and trained animals can be assets in play therapy.
8. Use at least 2 new play-based photography interventions.
9:00 – 10:30 Creativity, spontaneity, and play therapy, Animal play and human play, 2 experiential activities & debriefing
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:15 3 group play therapy activities & debriefing, Safety in family/group play therapy, Designing family & group play therapy, activities with therapeutic goals, Lunchtime photography assignment
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 Discussion of lunchtime assignment, Accessing one’s creativity and spontaneity, Debriefing family/group activities, 2 family/group play therapy activities & debriefing
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 4:30 Developing new play therapy interventions for specific goals, 2 family/group play therapy activities & debriefing, Pulling it all together, Evaluations
Cancellation policy: A credit will be given for the amount paid to MAPT if registration is cancelled prior to the day of the conference. No refunds will be given.
Exact Location of workshop: Since our workshop is on a college campus, we’ll do our best to guide you to the exact location.
University of Missouri (UM-Columbia)
Memorial Student Union Building
518 Hitt Street
Columbia MO 65211-7030
In the Student Union, we will be on the second floor of North tower – in the Mark Twain Rooms 201 and 202.
Conference is on a college campus. Please add this to your cart if you plan on parking on campus on Friday. One is not needed on Saturday. University of Missouri charges for parking passes, MAPT will cover that cost, but we need to know where to mail the parking pass too…please add parking pass to your “Cart” when you sign up for your workshop.
When parking on campus, conference attendees will be parking in the University Avenue Parking Structure on Friday. They will need a pass. They will park in same garage on Saturday, however it will be free to park in garage on Saturday. University Avenue Parking Structure is #160, coordinates are C10 on the Campus Map: http://mu-cf-map.col.missouri.edu/muparking/
Communication from University of Missouri:
” University Garage is closest. Attendees can walk out towards the front (South) of the University Avenue Parking Garage to University Avenue. For the shortest walk, they can cross University Avenue, walk diagonally across the Campus area and enter Memorial Union from a side door. Or walk west on Turner Avenue towards Hitt Street, turn right and walk about half the block to enter Memorial Union form the front entrance.”
Additional parking information:
- Conference attendees do not need a parking pass if they are being dropped off.
- Conference attendees cannot obtain a parking pass on their own, must be through Missouri APT.
- If Conference attendees are carpooling, only one is needed per car.
- If Conference attendees are signing up day of, please let someone at the registration table know so they can provide one for cars parked in parking garage
Doubletree by Hilton :: The Broadway Columbia::
1111 East Broadway Columbia, Missouri 65201
Hotel: 1-573-875-7000 or 1573-818-6204
When you call to reserve a room, the 3 letter code is MPT.