NEAPT Virtual Conference
Session 1: Circles and Sticks: Foundational Basics of Play Therapy - Mary Anne Peabody, Ed.D., LCSW, RPT-S
Join us as we examine foundational concepts in the field of play therapy geared for beginning play therapists or for clinicians who have discovered gaps in their initial training repertoire. Developing as a play therapist should involve a sequential, temporal, and clinically supportive pathway which should be understood and clear from the beginning. Facilitated by a seasoned play therapist supervisor, this workshop will explore basic conceptual, informational, and relational knowledge. Topics will include: how therapeutic play drives desired change, basic play therapy definitions and prominent theories, key competencies of effective play therapists, lessons to guide you and mistakes to avoid. There will be time for group sharing, questions, and answers. Come ready to play with circles, sticks, ideas, and your passion!
Participants will be able to…
- Name at least three historically significant or seminal play therapy theories.
- Name at least three areas of knowledge acquisition needed as you work towards becoming a play therapist.
- Identify two mistakes to avoid in the early stages of your learning journey.
About our presenter: Mary Anne Peabody, Ed.D., LCSW, RPT-S, is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern Maine where she teaches a range of both undergraduate and graduate courses including child and family related courses and play therapy. She has served in several leadership positions at both the national and branch level of APT. In 2019 she was awarded APTs Service award that recognizes outstanding service to the Association and she continues to serve on the National Foundation Board and the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Play Therapy. She has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles and book chapters and enjoys presenting nationally and internationally.
Limited to 40 participants.
If you want Continuing Education, you must register separately. Continuing Education is available for $25. You only need to register ONCE, which will be valid for all sessions scheduled from Thursday, 10/29/20 through Saturday, 10/31/20.
VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting. Participants will be awarded CONTACT CE after successful completion of a post test. Participants must be visible throughout the presentation. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours.
Please join us from 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. for a brief members meeting and connection time (free to join, open to anyone in NEAPT). There will be time to address any issues or provide updates for the Branch, or time to just say hi and connect with your colleagues and friends.
PHOTO RELEASE: By registering for this conference, you are giving permission for NEAPT to use any photographs (screen shots) that are taken at the event containing your likeness for as long as NEAPT deems appropriate and desirable. Photographs may be used on the NEAPT website, social media pages, and/or newsletter for any purpose. By completing the registration, you are also consenting to waive any rights to the photographs indefinitely. If you do not wish to have your photo used, it is your responsibility to notify NEAPT of your request to be omitted.
CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than October 5, 2020. Cancellations are subject to $25 processing fee. No refunds after October 5, 2020. Substitutions (allowing another person to attend in your place) may be made in writing for no additional cost.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: This program is co-sponsored, by the New England Association for Play Therapy and The Institute for Continuing Education. This session offers a total of 3.00 contact hours.
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, 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.
NOTE: The program workshops do not offer “ethics” hours. CE credit is not academic and may not be used toward fulfillment of a degree.
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: Application for social work continuing education credit has been submitted. This website will be updated regarding approval. 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 Approved Provider 98-040. New England Association for Play Therapy APT Approved Provider 02-123. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours.
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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