CHILD DEVELOPMENT & PLAY THERAPY
MARCH 24th, 1pm-4pm
This presentation is for introductory play therapists. It is based on the belief that it is impossible to understand, assess, and treat children without having a good knowledge of what normal childhood development looks like. For example, how do we know when something is abnormal unless we know what is normal to compare it to? The presentation will overview the developmental theories of Freud, Erikson, Piaget, and Kohlberg and discuss normal childhood development. It will discuss how the developmental stages are manifested in children's play and the various differences that can occur between a child's chronological age and their personality, cognitive, and/or moral development. The presentation will include ways to assess developmental growth through observation, play therapy, and parent interviews. It will also review ways to report developmental assessments to parents and teachers, which is a critical step for therapists due to the many instances when it is our job to help other adults understand normal childhood behaviors.
1. Summarize developmental theories of Freud, Erikson, Piaget, and Kohlberg and how they surface in play therapy.
2. Differentiate between chronological age and developmental stage, as well as understand how this is impacted through play therapy.
3. Identify ways to assess children's play during play therapy to determine his/her developmental stage.
4. Identify strategies to educate parents about childhood development and how play therapy promotes healthy development.
THREE CONTACT HOURS
2:30-2:45 Break (snack provided)
Continuing Education for Play Therapy
The Michigan Play Therapy Training Academy is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to sponsor continuing education specific to play therapy and maintains responsibility for the program. APT Approved Provider 15-407.
Full attendance is required. Continuing education verification is handed out to participants following the training. If you have questions regarding continuing education, learning objectives, agenda, grievance issues please contact Laura Hutchison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
All cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. Participants will be given a credit towards a future training to be used within 2 years of the original training date (no cash refunds).
No shows or missed trainings will receive no refund or credit. You may send another attendee in your place.
No partial CE credit is available.
All trainings are subject to sufficient registration.
Should the Michigan Play Therapy Training Academy need to cancel a training we will make every attempt to notify paid registrants in a timely manner. All paid registrants will receive a full refund.
Michigan Play Therapy Training Academy only assumes liability for the registration portion of any training. All other costs are the responsibility of the registrant.