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MiPTTA WINTER BOOT CAMP
JANUARY 18-20, 2024
PLAY THERAPY BASICS
IN FARMINGTON HILLS, MICHIGAN

This 3 day in person training offers 24 contact play therapy instruction hours and will focus on the fundamentals of play therapy. Two hours of Play Therapy History, 5 hours of Seminal Theory, 3 hours of Diversity, and 14 hours of Skills/Methods will be offered throughout the 3 days. It is perfect for anyone just starting their journey to be become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT-S) or those wanting a refresher.

Participants can sign up for the entire 3 days ($575) or pick and choose which workshops they would like to attend. However, those who do sign up for the entire boot camp will receive a $25 discount. Prices are $25 for an hour workshop, $50 for a 2 hour workshop, & $75 for a 3 hour workshop. Snacks and materials will be provided, however meals and lodging are not included.

 

 All trainings are taught by Laura Hutchison, PsyD, LP, RPT/S.  

(APT Approved Provider 15-407). Any questions? Contact me at playdr@gmail.com

Training will be held at 26105 OrchardLake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Boot Camp Schedule

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18

10am-12pm            Importance of Play & Foundations of Play Therapy (2 contact hours, History, $50)

12pm-1pm              Lunch: On Your Own

1pm-4pm                Play Therapy Sample Platter: Overview of the Theories (3 contact hours, Theory, $75)

4:30pm-7:30pm      Non-Directive Play Therapy Skills (3 contact hours, Skills, $75)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19

9am-12pm            Translating the Process: Play Therapy Paperwork (3 contact hours, Skills, $75)

12pm-1pm            Lunch: On Your Own

1pm-4pm             Working with Families in Play Therapy (3 contact hours, Skills, $75)

2-4pm                  Lifestyle Assessment: Adlerian Play Therapy Case Conceptualization (2 contact hours, Theory, $50)

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20

8am-9am                Child Development in Play Therapy: Understanding Personality, Cognitive, Moral, Physical,                                              Communication, & Play Development (1 contact hours, Skills, $25)

9am-12pm             Creating Space for Play: Virtual & IRL Play Therapy (3 contact hours, Skills, $75)

12pm-1pm             Lunch: On Your Own

1pm-5pm               Open Eyes, Open Mind, Open Heart: Exploring Identity Diversity in Play Therapy (4 hours,                                               Diversity, $100)

 

 

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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 playdr@gmail.com.     

 

Training Details

The Importance of Play & Foundations of Play Therapy

This introductory level presentation will define play and discuss the importance of play on child development, social skills, and emotional regulation.  From there it will outline what play therapy is and how to become a play therapist.  In addition, it will cover the history of play therapy.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. List at least 10 defining qualities of play.

  2. Describe the importance of play on child development, social skills, and emotional regulation; and how these are essential pieces in play therapy.

  3. Demonstrate the ability to explain play therapy to others.

  4. Identify the key people and theories in the history of play therapy.

falls under APT's primary instruction areas of  "Play Therapy History"

Play Therapy Sample Platter: Overview of Theories

This introductory level presentation overviews various different theoretical models of play therapy; such as child-centered play therapy, release/structured play therapy, Adlerian play therapy, and more.  Each theoretical model is reviewed and discussed.  

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Recognize at least 3 theoretical models of play therapy.

  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of different play therapy models.

  • Identify key therapist/researcher behind the theoretical play therapy models.​

falls under APT's primary instruction area of "Play Therapy Seminal or Historically Significant Theories"

Non-Directive Play Therapy Skills

This presentation is for beginning play therapists.  It focus on the importance of therapeutic rapport building and learning the essential non-directive play therapy skills of structuring, empathic listening, imaginary play, limit setting, and faith & respect.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Define Non-Directive Play Therapy.

2.  Explain how CCPT differs from other play therapy models.

3. Explain how the therapeutic relationship impacts therapy.

4.  Demonstrate the 5 essential non-directive play therapy skills skills (structuring, empathic listening, imaginary play, limit setting, and faith & respect).​

falls under APT's primary instruction areas of  "Play Therapy Skills or Methods"

Translating the Process: Play Therapy Paperwork (NEW!)

This presentation overviews the paperwork of play therapy - from intake forms, guidelines for parent, progress notes, and treatment plans. Participants will be given sample paperwork to customize for their own use.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Explain the importance of having play therapy specific intake forms, treatment plans, and progress notes.

2. Demonstrate vocabulary to utilize in progress notes specific to the therapeutic agents of play and theory base being used.

3. Demonstrate understanding of the limitations of the paperwork and how to customize for the participants own use. 

falls under APT's primary instruction areas of  "Play Therapy Skills or Methods"

Working with Families in Play Therapy

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 engage parents in the play therapy process and teach them helpful strategies to use at home. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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. Describe ways to work with parents throughout the play therapy process.

falls under APT's primary instruction areas of "Play Therapy Skills & Methods"

Lifestyle Assessment: Adlerian Play Therapy Case Conceptualization

This presentation will outline the process of the Adlerian Play Therapy Lifestyle Assessment. It will cover life tasks, goals of misbehavior, Crucial Cs, personality priorities, family atmosphere, family constellation, early recollections, and lifestyle convictions.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Define the Adlerian Play Therapy Lifestyle assessment terms of: life tasks, goals of misbehavior, Crucial Cs, personality priorities, family atmosphere, family constellation, early recollections, and lifestyle convictions.

2. Name a play therapy intervention to help obtain information for each part of the lifestyle assessment.

3. Identify how to organize the Lifestyle Assessment as a tool to conceptualize play therapy clients.

falls under APT's primary instruction areas of "Play Therapy Theory"

Creating Space for Play: Virtual & IRL Play Therapy

This presentation will begin by looking at materials/toys are needed in a non-directive play therapy room, how to set up a play room, maintenance, as well as places you can obtain the items.  Alternative options to having dedicated play therapy rooms will also be addressed (such as flexible space and play therapy boxes/bags for portable play therapy "rooms"). In addition it will cover working virtually with clients through TeleHealth. First, we'll look at the different documents and policies that are recommended for doing play therapy with clients through online based platforms. It will then cover how to create virtual play therapy rooms using Google Slides and creating links to several online and printable activities. It will cover on how to use the virtual playroom with face-to-face play therapy clients, as well.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1 Identify what types of toys are needed a "in real life" (IRL) play therapy room.

2. Identify resources for acquisition of appropriate toys for the play room.

3. Identify alternatives to having a dedicated play therapy room.

4. Identify ways to appropriate care for and maintain a play therapy room.

5. Identify what accommodations need to be made for virtual/online play therapy.

6. Demonstrate the ability to create virtual playrooms

7. Identify at least 5 types of activities to link in virtual play rooms.

falls under APT's primary instruction areas of  "Play Therapy Skills or Methods"

Child Development & Play Therapy: Understanding Personality, Cognitive, Moral, Physical, Communication, & Play Development

This presentation will review many ways to assess children's development in play therapy.  It will cover chronological, emotional, social, cognitive, motor, communication, moral, personality development.  

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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.

falls under APT's primary instruction areas of "Play Therapy Skills & Methods"

Open Eyes, Open Mind, Open Heart: Exploring Identity Diversity in Play Therapy (NEW)

This presentation will review the some of the many ways individuals can identify - such as racial, cultural, religious, economic, gender, sexual/romantic preference, learning ability & style, ability level, and body size. A sensitive discussion will be held to highlight the impact on growth and mental health being in the majority or minority of these identities can have - and how as play therapist we can help assist all our clients.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Summarize at least 5 ways one can identify and how it may surface in play therapy.

2. Differentiate between identity majority and minority, as well as understand how this is impacted through play therapy.

3. Identify ways to help clients explore their personal identity in play therapy.

falls under APT's primary instruction areas of "Play Therapy Cultural & Social Diversity"

 

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.

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