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Play Therapy with Groups
December 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm$90 – $145
This workshop is designed for the beginner as well as the advanced play therapist, school counselors, teachers, social workers, and anyone who works with children. Participates will get a brief overview of play therapy and groups. Participates will learn play therapy techniques that they can use with children in the group settings immediately.
Jennie Wilson is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Jennie also obtained her play therapy training through Mid America Nazarenes Play Therapy Certificate Program. Jennie enjoys working with children and adolescents in her private practice as well as working with counselors in the school setting, educating and supporting them in regards to play therapy. When not working, Jennie enjoys volunteering with the youth ministry program at her church.
Katie Clayton is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Katie obtained her play therapy training through Mid America Nazarene’s Play Therapy Certificate Program. At present, Katie enjoys working with children and families at her private practice and occasionally presenting trainings to others interested in using play therapy in their work. When not working, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids and running around outside!
- Discuss background and rationale for groups in play therapy
- Learn about developmental and other considerations for group play therapy
- Practice Group play therapy intervention strategies for specific topics and age groups
9am-10:30am Introduction and Background for Group Play Therapy
Rationale for Group Play Therapy
10:45am-12:15pm Preschool groups; use of child-centered verses more directive and structured approaches
12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch/ Board Meeting
1:15pm- 3:30pm Group therapy with Elementary and Middle school students
3:45pm-4:15pm Applications of play therapy in high school groups
4:15pm-4:30pm Questions; Comments; Evaluations
Are you looking for new play therapy ideas and techniques to work with your children? Are you just curious about play therapy in the group setting, techniques and how they can benefit your clients? Are you just wondering what play therapy is all about? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions then this workshop is for you! This workshop is designed for the beginner as well as the advanced play therapist, school counselor, teachers, social workers, and anyone who works with children. Participates will get a brief overview of play therapy and groups and will learn play therapy techniques that they can use with children in group settings immediately.
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.
APT Provider Number: 08-223