PLAY FOR THE FAMILY: USING PLAY THERAPY WITH FAMILIES
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020, 9am-4pm
This presentation discusses the importance of introducing play therapy to a family as a method of treatment for their child and family. It covers several ways to use play therapy to assess families. Next, the presentation overviews Filial and Theraplay play therapy models. The presentation also covers what to do in the periodic meetings with parents throughout the process of individual play therapy – targeting problem behaviors and teaching parenting skills. It reviews several different techniques that could be used as a family play therapy session (such as family sandtray, genograms, aquarium, band, build-a-dollhouse, and game play), as well as covers ways parents can enhance the effects of play therapy at home.
1. State an overview of the basic reasons why working with the family is important in play therapy.
2. Describe how to conduct an initial interview with parents, including explaining the play therapy process.
3. Identify ways to assess children and their families through a family play observation.
4. Describe ways to work with parents throughout the play therapy process.
5. Explain how to conduct family therapy sessions using play therapy as a treatment method.
SIX CONTACT HOURS
10:30-10:45 Break (snack provided)
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.
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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.
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