Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) is the most widely recognized evidence-based play therapy intervention supported by decades of research to supports its use with children across cultures and presenting issues. The Advanced Child-Centered Play Therapy Web Series is designed for the play therapist who has fundamental knowledge and skills in CCPT and now ready to take the leap to deeper ways of working. In this series, Dr. Dee Ray, the renowned leader in the CCPT approach and research, will take participants through advanced topics in CCPT that typically go unaddressed in basic play therapy education. If you’re looking to go to the next level of CCPT effectiveness, this series is for you.

Earn 3 Non-Contact CEs for each or 15 Non-Contact CEs for the entire series!

Schedule of Each Webinar:

9:00 am - Webinar begins
10:30 am - Break
10:45 - Webinar resumes
12:15 pm - Webinar ends

Speaker:

Dee Ray, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S is co-owner of the counseling practice, EmpathyWell, in Highland Village, TX where she facilitates play therapy, training, and supervision. Dr. Ray is Regents Professor and Elaine Millikan Mathes Professor in Early Childhood Education in the Counseling Program and Director of the Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas.  Dr. Ray has published over 150 articles, chapters, and books in the field of play therapy, specializing in research specifically examining the process and effects of Child Centered Play Therapy.  Dr. Ray is author of A Therapist’s Guide to Development: The Extraordinarily Normal Years, Advanced Play Therapy: Essential Conditions, Knowledge, and Skills for Child Practice, Child Centered Play Therapy Treatment Manual, and co-author of Multicultural Play Therapy, Group Play Therapy, and Child Centered Play Therapy Research. Most recently, Dr. Ray published her book on education, Playful Education: Using Play Therapy Strategies to Elevate Your Classroom which focuses on the significance of teacher-child relationships in the language of play.  She is a founding board member and past president of the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling, as well as current board member of the Association for Play Therapy. She is founding editor of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling, American Counseling Association Fellow, and recipient of the American Counseling Association Don Dinkmeyer Social Interest Award, Association for Humanistic Counseling Educator Award, Association for Play Therapy Outstanding Research Award, Top 25 Women Professors in Texas Award, and many others. Dr. Ray supervises counseling services to community clients at her university clinic and leads a school outreach program providing play therapy to hundreds of children each year. Dr. Ray also co-created and oversees the international certification program for Child-Centered Play Therapy and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy.

December 17, 2022

9am-12:15pm

Ultimate Partnership in Child-Centered Play Therapy: Processes and Concepts to Make Your Parent Consultations More Effective

Description:

Play therapists often cite working with parents or caretakers as the most challenging aspect of counseling with children. Partnering with parents starts from the first marketing outreach and extends to session-to-session support and education. This workshop will provide play therapists with practices, processes, and skill concepts to use with parents to support children’s progress in play therapy.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to list at least 2 marketing techniques for getting parents on board with play therapy.
  2. Participants will be able to identify essential components to a first play therapy consultation.
  3. Participants will be able to apply tools to effectively teach parents play therapy concepts.
  4. Participants will be able to list and describe steps to successful ongoing parent consultations.
  5. Participants will be able to list and describe at least four teaching concepts for parents that support child’s play therapy progress.

Fees & CEs:

You will receive 3 total non-contact CE hours for this presentation. This workshop meets APT's definition of Live Webinar. This online live webinar is $70 or get all five webinars for $310.

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Registration closes December 14 at 5pm CST

 

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January 14, 2023

9am-12:15pm

The Complexity of Trauma: The Child-Centered Play Therapy Approach

Description:

This workshop explores Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), traumatic experiences during childhood that are correlated to complex trauma, behavioral problems, and psychiatric disorders. Play therapists will learn ACE effects and how therapists use and modify Child-Centered Play Therapy to treat children who have experienced complex trauma and multiple ACEs.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to define adverse childhood experiences and list 4 possible ACEs.
  2. Participants will be able to identify two ways ACEs affect brain development and their connection to CCPT.
  3. Participants will be able to identify the healing agent in child-centered play therapy.
  4. Participants will be able to list 3 CCPT skills that positively impact children with ACEs.
  5. Participants will be able to identify 3 modifications to CCPT to uniquely treat children with ACEs.

Fees & CEs:

You will receive 3 total non-contact CE hours for this presentation. This workshop meets APT's definition of Live Webinar. This online live webinar is $70 or get all five webinars for $310.

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Registration closes January 11 at 5pm CST

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February 18, 2023

9am-12:15pm

Measuring Progress in Child-Centered Play Therapy I: Articulation and Documentation of Change

Description:

How do we observe, measure and evaluate change in play therapy? How do we know play therapy is working? In this first of the two-part workshop, Dr. Ray will help participants learn to identify how a child progresses through play therapy, and specifically how to articulate change to systemic partners. Evaluation and measurement of change with specific presenting issues such as anxiety, aggression, and social problems will be a few of the examples used to illustrate the tracking of progress. Participants will learn how to measure progress through concrete measures of evaluation, as well as conceptualization and reflective practices on client improvement. Using CCPT-based session summaries and treatment plans, Dr. Ray will offer participants a system of evaluation to help determine the need for treatment modifications, termination, and/or patience with the process.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will identify at least 5 standardized measures of change to use for tracking play therapy progress.
  2. Participants will learn theories of progress in CCPT.
  3. Participants will learn skills to utilize CCPT theories of progress.
  4. Participants will learn how to articulate progress to systemic stakeholders.
  5. Participants will learn how to use a CCPT session summary.
  6. Participants will learn how to develop a CCPT treatment plan.

Fees & CEs:

You will receive 3 total non-contact CE hours for this presentation. This workshop meets APT's definition of Live Webinar. This online live webinar is $70 or get all five webinars for $310.

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Registration closes February 15 at 5pm CST

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March 11, 2023

9am-12:15pm

Measuring Progress in Child-Centered Play Therapy II: Measuring Change In and Out of Session

Description:

How do we know play therapy is working? This session will provide a system for identifying and measuring progress in play therapy both in and out of session. In this second of the two-part workshop on measuring change, Dr. Ray will build on the previous webinar to extend knowledge and skills on how to use documentation to measure progress. Participants will also learn how to articulate improvement to parents, administrators, and legal stakeholders. This session will further address the process of evaluation when children are not progressing in play therapy. This session is meant to be taken following the first Measuring Progress workshop but can also be taken as a stand alone workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn a systematic approach to identify and measure progress in play therapy
  2. Participants will learn how to interpret measures and child behaviors in the context of tracking progress.
  3. Participants will identify behaviors in play therapy that signify progress.
  4. Participants will learn how to evaluate change in session as well as out of session.
  5. Participants will be able to communicate measures of progress to systemic partners.

Fees & CEs:

You will receive 3 total non-contact CE hours for this presentation. This workshop meets APT's definition of Live Webinar. This online live webinar is $70 or get all five webinars for $310.

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Registration closes March 8 at 5pm CST

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April 1, 2023

9am-12:15pm

Child-Centered Play Therapy Developmental Supervision at Its Best: Meeting Supervisees Where They Are to Help Them Become Who They Want to Be

Description:

The process of becoming a play therapist is a journey of self-discovery, seeking knowledge, and building skills. Supervision is critical to promoting competent and effective play therapists but a supervisor must meet supervisees where they are developmentally in order to guide the supervision process successfully. This workshop will address the roles and best practices of supervisors at each supervisee developmental level from beginning student to practicing novice. Dr. Ray will address how play therapists develop and can be supervised over time to become more effective in their roles.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will identify developmental levels of play therapists.
  2. Participants will learn supervisor skills that promote professional competence at each supervisee developmental level.
  3. Participants will learn how to help supervisees who are in need of remediation or gatekeeping practices.
  4. Participants will become familiar with paperwork that can aid in the supervision process.

Fees & CEs:

You will receive 3 total non-contact CE hours for this presentation. This workshop meets APT's definition of Live Webinar. This online live webinar is $70 or get all five webinars for $310.

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Registration closes March 29 at 5pm CDT

 

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Fees & CEs

Each online live webinar is $70 or get entire series of five webinars for $310. In order to receive CEs (3 for each webinar or 15 for bundle), participants must complete the evaluation for all attended workshops at the end of each workshop. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will receive your CE certificate. We are an Approved APT Provider: 22-674.

Participants must be present and engaged with camera on in order to receive the CE credits.

Association for Play Therapy announced changes to requirements for the delivery of play therapy instruction that went into effect as of July 1, 2022. This advanced webinar series will count as a Live Webinar training. If you would like to read further information on APT requirements, please go to https://www.a4pt.org/page/CredentialsInfo.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Registration is final and a refund will not be processed. EmpathyWell reserves the right to cancel this web series in the event of unforeseen circumstances. If such occurs, EmpathyWell will attempt to notify registrants prior to the workshop and refund all registration, workshop, and fees. In all instances, the liability of EmpathyWell is limited to refunding such fees.