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The Neuroscience of Play Therapy

September 22, 2023

1:00 – 4:15 pm CST (one 15-minute break is scheduled)

 

3 non-contact hours

Specialized Live Webinar

 

Registration: $75.00 (plus processing fees)

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neuroscience-in-play-therapy-online-tickets-697725083507?aff=oddtdtcreator

Ever wonder how play therapy impacts the children you work with? How about how it impacts you? Join us for a 3-hour live online webinar to learn more about neuroscience and play therapy! We will delve into the neurobiological processes that occur within the client and the therapist during play therapy as well as how developmental age can impact these processes. Providing psychoeducation to caregivers will be an interactive portion of the training.

 

Objectives:

  1. Identify at least 3 neurobiological processes occurring in the client during play therapy.

  2. Identify at least 3 neurobiological processes occurring in the therapist during play therapy.

  3. Demonstrate how developmental age impacts neurological processing involved in play therapy.

  4. Demonstrate and practice providing psychoeducation on the neuroscience of play therapy.

 

This course is approved for LPC, LMFT, and LCSW (Provider Number 20230385) in Oklahoma. This course is approved for APT (Provider #17-514.)

Please go to www.dawsonplaytherapy.com for the full cancellation and weather policy.

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Join Gillian Jenkins Copeland, MS and Lisa Morrell Dawson for this online training!

 

Gillian Jenkins Copeland (she/her/hers) received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Tulsa and her master’s degree in mental health counseling at OSU-Tulsa. She is currently pursuing her PhD in counseling psychology at OSU-Stillwater. She has spent the past six years as a research assistant in two different labs focusing on trauma recovery, counselor education, and intergenerational trauma. Her primary research interests include intergenerational trauma, child and adolescent mental health, LGBTQIA+ affirming care, and the integration of neuroscience and counseling. As a clinician, she has utilized play therapy with children and families from many different cultural backgrounds. Currently, she primarily works with adolescents and adults who are members of the LGBTQIA+ population. 

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Multigenerational and Family Play Therapy

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August 25, 2023 Multigenerational and Family Play Therapy (Play therapy for infants/toddlers, adolescents, adults and families). Part 1. (1:00 – 6:30 pm) 5 CE hrs.

 

August 26, 2023 Multigenerational and Family Play Therapy (Play therapy for infants/toddlers, adolescents, adults and families). Part 2. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 7 CE hrs.

 

Play therapy is for all ages! How can you use your skills and knowledge to impact everyone on your caseload? This course is designed to provide the play therapist with research and guidelines for including the entire family in sessions.

Play therapy activities are interspersed throughout the course to increase your understanding of the topic, your clients, and yourself! Not only will you gain the latest research and information, but you will also leave with a series of play therapy activities and a chance to network with other play therapists!

 

Part 1 focuses on infants/toddlers, preschoolers, middle-age children, adolescents, and adult play therapy activities; theories/interventions in play therapy (filial, CBT, and child-centered) and developmentally appropriate expectations for child and/or family.

 

Part 2 focuses on the history of play therapy with families, play in couples therapy, cultural considerations, communication with and within families, family assessment, and resistance to family play therapy.

 

1.Identify at least 1 play therapy technique that can be used with infants/toddlers.

2.Identify at least 1 play therapy technique that can be used with preschoolers.

3.Identify at least 1 play therapy technique that can be used with middle-age children.

4.Identify at least 1 play therapy technique that can be used with adolescents.

5.Identify at least 1 play therapy technique that can be used with adults.

6.Describe at least 2 facets of Filial Play Therapy, CPRT, Theraplay and PCIT.

7.Identify developmentally appropriate expectations of children for their age and their developmental age and how to utilize this in play therapy.

8.Identify at least 1 play therapy technique that can be with families.

9.Identify at least 1 play therapy technique that can be used with couples.

10.Identify and describe a play therapy assessment activity to use with families.

11.Identify and describe how a play therapy assessment can be utilized to plan for family sessions.

12.Identify and describe how cultural values and expectations can be assessed within a family.

13.Identify and discuss how to work with resistance in play therapy with families.

14.Identify at least 2 play therapy techniques to improve communication within families.

 

This course is approved for LPC, LMFT, and LCSW (Provider Number 20230385) in Oklahoma. This course is approved for APT (Provider #17-514.)

 

12 Contact CE Hours

 

Course cost is $300.00, plus processing fees.

Early bird rate before August 20th. Use code "EARLY" for a 10% discount.

 

Please go to www.dawsonplaytherapy.com for the full cancellation and weather policy.

 

If you would like to attend just one day (Part 1 or Part 2) of this training, please contact the organizer.

 

Schedule:

Friday August 25th

•12:30 pm Registration Open

•1:00 pm Training

•2:30 pm Break

•2:45 pm Training

•4:30 pm Break

•4:45 pm Training

•6:30 Day Ends

Saturday, August 26th

•8:30 am Registration Open

•8:45 am Training

•12:15 Lunch Break

•1:30 Training

•5:00 Day Ends

Break times are set into the day.

Introduction to Play Therapy

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November 10-11, 2023 Introduction to Play Therapy.

Friday, November 10, 2023 (1:00 – 6:30 pm)

Saturday, November 11, 2023 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Registration: $300.00

Early Bird Rate, before November 6, 2024 - $270

Registration opens on September 10, 2023

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-toplay-therapy-registration-688631123227?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Are you ready to begin your journey into the world of play therapy? Want to refresh your basic skills of play therapy? Join fellow play enthusiasts as we explore the beginning of play therapy with Freud and trek into the 21st century. In addition to history and the development of play therapy theories, topics will include stages of play, setting up an inclusive playroom, selecting and arranging materials, overview of play therapy theories, basic play therapy skills, the therapeutic powers of play, and communicating with others about the importance and power of play. This course is interactive and structured to be inclusive of different learning styles.

  1. Identify at least 2 people who contributed to the development of play therapy.

  2. Identify at least 4 major theories of play therapy.

  3. Identify materials to set up a play therapy room that is inclusive and welcoming.

  4. Identify materials to assemble a portable play therapy kit.

  5. Identify the differences between directive & non-directive play therapy.

  6. Demonstrate an ability to perform basic play therapy facilitation skills including tracking, restatement of content, and reflection of feelings.

  7. Demonstrate an ability to perform play therapy facilitation skills ofencouragement, self-esteem building, & setting limits

  8. Identify the stages of play and how they are integrated into play therapy.

  9. Develop information to provide education to families regarding play therapy.

  10. Practice explaining play therapy to families, both adults and children.

  11. Identify the 4 therapeutic factors of play.

  12. Describe the importance of the therapeutic relationship.

  13. Describe the process and importance of termination in play therapy.

This course is approved for LPC, LMFT, and LCSW (Provider Number 20230385) in Oklahoma. This course is approved for APT (Provider #17-514.)

12 Contact CE Hours

Early bird rate before November 6th. Use code "EARLY" for a 10% discount.

Please go to www.dawsonplaytherapy.com for the full cancellation and weather policy.

 

Schedule:

Friday, August 25th

  • 12:30 pm Registration Open

  • 1:00 pm Training

  • 2:30 pm Break

  • 2:45 pm Training

  • 4:30 pm Break

  • 4:45 pm Training

  • 6:30 Day Ends

Saturday, August 26th

  • 8:30 am Registration Open

  • 8:45 am Training

  • 12:15 Lunch Break

  • 1:30 Training

  • 5:00 Day Ends

Break times are set into the day.

Gender Identity and Sexual Development in Children

When and where does it all begin? This course will include information on definitions of sexuality and gender terminology, the earliest stages of gender and sexual development, gender development theories, current research, activities, and discussions focusing on the therapist’s own self-awareness, experiences, and social bias, and play therapy activities to assist children and their families explore their identity.

1.Identify and describe the stages of sexual development in children.

2.Identify and describe the stages of gender development in children.

3.Identify and describe at least 2 play therapy activities to support clients in their identity and development.

  • This course meets the requirements of APT social and cultural diversity requirements.

  • This course meets the requirements of APT Live Webinar for 3 Non-contact hours.

  • Approved for Oklahoma LPC, LMFT, and LCSW.

  • Limit 50 people.

  • Friday, July 7, 2023

  • 1:15 – 4:30 pm (15-minute break)

  • IMH-E® Competencies Addressed: theoretical foundations, direct service skills, reflection.

  • APT Approved Provider #17-514

To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gender-identity-and-sexual-development-in-children-tickets-623374488877

More Courses to be Announced

Additional courses will be added soon!

©2017-22 Dawson Counseling & Play Therapy, LLC
Phone:  918-453-3093
Email: dawsonplaytherapy@gmail.com
APT Approved Provider 17-514
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