Introduction to Child-Centered Play Therapy
Relationships between therapists and children are crucial for healing to occur in therapy. Child-Centered Play Therapists provide the core conditions of person-centered theory; congruence, empathic understanding, and UPR to create a therapeutic relationship with children (Landreth, 2012). Additionally, understanding the history and theory behind Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) is necessary to the implementation. This workshop will focus on the theoretical underpinnings, key principles, and skills of CCPT.
Learning Objectives: After successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Discuss CCPT theory in order to promote a deeper understanding of the power of play therapy
- Explain core principles of CCPT theory
- Demonstrate CCPT skills that can be utilized in the play therapy room
3 APT Contact CE | Play Therapy Seminal or Historically Significant Theories
About our presenter: Sara Haas, PhD, LPC, Registered Play Therapist™ is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Counseling serving as a program director in the school counseling program at Northern Arizona University. Dr. Haas graduated from the University of North Texas with her PhD in Counseling specializing in play therapy. Previously, she was a Professor of Practice at the University of San Diego (USD) where she taught primarily in the school counseling program and led workshops on expressive arts and play therapy. Her publications, presentations, and research agenda focus on child-centered play therapy, expressive arts, developmentally appropriate interventions, and trauma.
NEAPT Members $45; Guests $55 | Limited to 40 participants
VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting. Participants will be awarded CONTACT CE upon 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.
NEAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 02-123. NEAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph (screen shot), video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote NEAPT.
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than February 10, 2022. Cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested. No refunds or partial refunds after February 10, 2022.
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