2019 Annual Conference and Pre-Conference Workshops: May 3-4, 2019 | NEW LOCATION: DoubleTree by Hilton, Nashua, NH
Friday, May 3, 2019 – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Choice of 1 Session – Dinner Buffet Provided)
Breakout Session A: Hope and Healing Through a Child’s Eyes: Treating Trauma Using Child Centered Play Therapy – Kristen M. Melcher, LMHC, CCPT
This workshop focuses on the use of Child Centered Play Therapy with working with children that have been exposed to, witnessed, and/or endured multiple different types of trauma. Impact of this work and self-care for the play therapist also included.
1) Describe and identify 3 themes of child-centered play therapy that can be seen when working with a child that has endured trauma
2) Explain 3 ways that traumatized youth benefit from Child-Centered Play Therapy with a connection to the 8 principles of the model
3) Identify 3 symptoms of burnout as a result of vicarious trauma in the play therapist and list at least five examples of self-care following play therapy sessions
Breakout Session B: Neuroethics in Play Therapy and Play Therapy Supervision – Franc Hudspeth, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, R.Ph., RPT-S
Neuroethics may be a new term within play therapy; however, with the recent focus on neuroscience, it should become a common term. Often, play therapists utilize neuroscience research without regard to whether there is evidence to truly inform practice. Without a clear understanding of how to critically analyze neuroscience research, practitioners may look past or fail to realize the quality of research. As part of any decision-making, play therapists should weigh the research evidence and do a cost-benefit analysis prior to integrating new and or relatively under researched practices. This session highlights the intersection of ethics, neuroscience, evidence-informed practices, and accountability. Open for those with RPT/S/SB credential. Level of Training: Advanced
1) Define the term, “neuroethics” and explain how it applies to the practice of play therapy
2) Identify at least 2 neuroethical dilemmas that may arise during a play therapy session
3) Examine current neuroscience research and determine its application in play therapy
4) Apply ethical practices to reach sound neuroethical decisions in play therapy supervision
Breakout Session C: Play Therapy and the Autism Spectrum: Three Modalities – Three Clients – Stannard Baker, M.A., RPT-S
“If you’ve met one client with Autism, you’ve met one client, once.” As a result, more than one play therapy modality works for clients on the spectrum. Using case presentation, this workshop describes three diverse successful play therapy modalities used with three different clients with ASD.
1) Describe three areas of challenge for clients with Autism Spectrum and explain how play therapy techniques can be used to address each of these area
2) Apply at least 3 play therapy modalities that have proven successful with clients with Autism, and utilize criteria for matching modalities with client needs
3) Explain the theory of Neurodiversity and explain how it changes the understanding of and approach to working with clients with Autism in a play therapy setting
Neurobiologically-Informed Play Therapy to Address Complex and Developmental Trauma – Franc Hudspeth, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, R.Ph., RPT-S
Complex or developmental trauma can be overt or covert and are typically ongoing/repetitive. As such complex or developmental trauma should be addressed, in stages, with Neurobiologically-Informed Play Therapy that includes: (a) building on the safety and security of caregivers and community, (b) being developmentally sensitive, and (c) addressing affective-behavioral dysregulation.
1) Explain what is meant by “neuro-biologically-informed play therapy”
2) Describe at least 3 characteristics of complex and/or developmental trauma and identify the neurobiological changes associated with complex trauma
3) Cite the components of evidence based, relationally-focused, play therapy treatments and incorporate aspects of these treatment into play therapy practice
4) Assess the level and type of complex trauma caused by varying types and durations
5) Determine and explain the play therapy course of action, frequency and length, based on assessment results, to address complex trauma
6) Formulate 2 play therapy treatment plans that address the issues arising from complex trauma
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DoubleTree by Hilton Nashua, 2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua, NH 03063, 603-886-1200
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CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than April 15, 2019. Cancellations are subject to $25 processing fee. If you cannot attend, you may name a substitute person (in writing) for no additional cost. No refunds are given due to inclement weather.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Continuing education credit is awarded on a daily basis, with full attendance required for the days attended. The CE processing fee is $ 25.00, to be paid by participants who wish to make application for CE credit for their participation in the program. Application forms and other required CE materials will be available on site for submission to The Institute for Continuing Education. If you have questions regarding the program, continuing education learning objectives, faculty, or grievance issues, contact The Institute at: 800-557-1950 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: To receive continuing education credit, applicants must complete all CE materials, sign in/out at designated locations, and submit an evaluation form for the sessions attended.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets the regulations of their state licensing/certification board.
Psychology: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Counseling: For counselors seeking CE credit, The Institute for Continuing Education will submit a co-sponsorship application to NBCC for this program. New York: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. Provider MHC-0016. Social Work: The Institute for Continuing Education, Provider 1007, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of social work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 4-13-2018 – 4-13-2021. New York: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers, Provider SW-0025. New Jersey: This program will NOT be submitted for pre-approval for New Jersey social workers. Marriage/Family Therapy: The Institute for Continuing Education is a recognized provider of continuing education by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for MFT, Provider MFT-0012. Massachusetts: This program has not been pre-approved for MA MFTs. Play Therapy: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by The Association for Play Therapy to sponsor continuing education specific to play therapy. The Institute maintains responsibility for the program. APT Provider 98-040. New England Association for Play Therapy APT Provider 02-123.
Non-Credit Events: Breakfast, lunch, reception events, committee/business meetings, networking sessions
Skills Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced. Attendees are urged to review the session descriptions to determine appropriateness for professional and personal needs.
Instructional Methodology: May include lecture, demonstration, audio/visual, experiential practice of techniques, case examples, large and small group discussion.
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