CCPT 102: Child-Centered Play Therapy Practice and Application

August 18-20, 2022

Online Live Training


Registration opens June 23, 2022, at 9:00 AM CST
Registration closes July 28, 2022, at 5:00 PM CST


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3-day advanced online training in the practice and application of Child-Centered Play Therapy with opportunities to apply skills!

This is a 3-day advanced online training in the practice and application of Child-Centered Play Therapy. This intensive training will build upon basic CCPT skills by addressing advanced topics in CCPT. Content will include: understanding development, the process of CCPT (relational disruptions and enacting conditions), themes in CCPT, advanced limit setting, specific presenting problems/populations, parent consultation, advocacy/general research findings, and opportunities to apply the skills and practice! Participants must have completed CCPT 101 or equivalent as determined by the University of North Texas Center for Play Therapy. This workshop includes a supervision session and requires that each participant conduct and record a CCPT session with a child prior to the workshop.

Earn 18 Contact CEs!


August 18-20, 2022

  • Thursday, August 18, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM CST with 15-minute break
  • Friday, August 19, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM CST with one-hour lunch break and two 15 minute breaks
  • Saturday, August 20, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CST with one-hour lunch break and two 15 minute breaks


  • Participants will be able to describe how child development impacts play therapy.
  • Participants will be able to distinguish between play behaviors and play themes.
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate when and how to use limit-setting and choice giving from a child-centered perspective.
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate child-centered play therapy skills and attitudes.
  • Participants will be able to cite and access research findings on the effectiveness of CCPT.
  • Participants will be able to articulate the change process for various presenting problems.
  • Participants will be able to integrate feedback into practice of CCPT.

*Participants must have completed CCPT 101 or equivalent in order to register.

*Participants will not be allowed to participate in CCPT 102 without being able to provide a recorded session with a child age 3-10.


This workshop will be presented by Dr. Dee C. Ray, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S, Certified CCPT/CPRT Trainer. Dr. Ray is co-owner of EmpathyWell PLLC, author of the CCPT protocol, and director of the Center for Play Therapy at University of North Texas. She has been recognized as a Regents Professor and Elaine Millikan Mathes Professor in Early Childhood Education endowed chair, among other teaching and research designations. Dr. Ray has authored over 145 publications on the practice and effectiveness of play therapy. Dr. Ray is internationally and nationally recognized as a leading researcher on play therapy through her books and presentations across the globe, including her books, Advanced Play Therapy, Therapist’s Guide to Child Development, and most recently, Multicultural Play Therapy, which have been translated into multiple languages.

Fees & CEs

This online 3-day training is only $720 per participant. This small fee gets you three days of advanced CCPT training and supervision, 18 CE hours, and one step closer to CCPT certification. This workshop is sponsored by the UNT Center for Play Therapy, Approved APT Provider: 95-004. For more information about continuing education credits and certification credits, please visit this website:

To check on CCPT 101 or equivalence status, contact the Center for Play Therapy at If you are uncertain regarding your CCPT 101 status, please wait to register until you have checked with the Center for Play Therapy.

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

Registration cancellation refund requests should be submitted to EmpathyWell in writing at The registration fee, minus a $50 administrative fee, will be refunded only if the request is received by July 28, 2022. EmpathyWell reserves the right to cancel this training in the event of unforeseen circumstances. If such occurs, EmpathyWell will attempt to notify registrants prior to the event and refund all registration, workshop, and continuing education fees. In all instances, the liability of EmpathyWell is limited to refunding such fees.