Advancing the Therapeutic Powers of Play

Upcoming Events

    • 2 Aug 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Clinical Applications of Play Therapy with Sexually Victimized Children and Adolescents

    This workshop will explore an integrative approach to using play therapy with victims of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). Research and literature pertaining to the dynamics of CSA will be reviewed. The use of directive and expressive play therapy interventions will be discussed. Lecture & case examples will provide participants with a comprehensive learning experience.

    Learning Objectives: After successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    1. Identify common dynamics of childhood sexual abuse as defined by the literature and the use of these dynamics to underpin play therapy interventions
    2. Identify components of evidence-based treatments that can be used to ground play therapy interventions
    3. Describe 10 play therapy techniques for use in individual and/or group therapy with victims of childhood sexual abuse

    3 APT Live Webinar CE | Intermediate| Play Therapy Skills and Methods, Play Therapy Special Topics

    This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar."

    About our presenter: Sueann Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S™, specializes in using play therapy in clinical practice with abused & traumatized children and adolescents. She has developed trauma informed interventions, is a contributing author to several publications, and has testified as an expert witness in the areas of child abuse and trauma on the state and national levels.

    NEAPT Members $50; Guests $60 | Limited to 50 participants

    VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting. Participants will be awarded LIVE WEBINAR CE upon successful completion of a post test. Participants must be visible throughout the presentation. This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar."

    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 July 12, 2024. 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 July 12, 2024.

    By registering for this training, you are giving NEAPT permission to add your email to our email list and you are giving permission for NEAPT to use any photographs or screenshots that are taken during the event containing your likeness for promotional purposes.

    • 7 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Transformative Practice in Play Therapy Intersectionality with SOGIE Children, Adolescents, & Their Families

    This three-hour didactic and experiential training is designed to empower play therapists and mental health practitioners in their work with individuals and families within the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE) Community. Through a comprehensive exploration of SOGIE and its intersectionalities, participants will gain insights through an eco-systemic and cultural humanity approach to applying play therapy interventions and aligning mental health practice with the diverse needs of this community.

    Using an integrative approach, the training focuses on the role of identity and developmental play in addressing the unique challenges faced by SOGIE children and adolescents. Culturally sensitive language, gender-affirming practices, and play therapy interventions are focused on by emphasizing the therapeutic potential of play in navigating SOGIE-related issues and enhancing multicultural competencies. The workshop delves into the historical, political, and policy perspectives shaping SOGIE communities, examining identity formation, health, mental health, familial dynamics, and childhood and adolescent issues.

    Participants will acquire a toolbox of relevant play therapy interventions, ensuring their ability to create inclusive, affirming, and culturally sensitive therapeutic environments for individuals navigating the complexities of SOGIE through play. This training offers theoretical perspectives on the intersectionality of SOGIE issues, equipping play therapy practitioners with the knowledge and skills to promote positive mental health outcomes and enhance multicultural competency.

    Learning Objectives: After successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    1. Showcase an understanding of the influence of personal bias and intersectionality on play therapy and clinical practice while proficiently naming three standard vocabularies and culturally sensitive terms related to SOGIE for application in clinical practice and play therapy with clients and their families.
    2. Analyze and describe two social, emotional, and psychological impacts of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression on children's and adolescents' development and daily lives utilizing a play-focused lens.
    3. Demonstrate five affirmative play dynamics tailored to SOGIE clients and their families, incorporating therapeutic powers of play and relevant clinical considerations into treatment approaches.

    3 APT Live Webinar CE | Intermediate| Play Therapy Skills and Methods, Play Therapy Special Topics

    This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar."

    About our presenter: Kurt W. Oster, LBS (PA), LICSW (AL), LCSW (FL & TX), ACSW, BCD, RPT™, with 16 years in mental health, leads VonOstir Innovation Services, PLLC. As an LCSW, he specializes in working with children, adolescents, LGBTQIA+, and families.  Mr. Oster is also an author of LGBTQ+ fantasy fiction for young adults.

    NEAPT Members $50; Guests $60 | Limited to 50 participants

    VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting. Participants will be awarded LIVE WEBINAR CE upon successful completion of a post test. Participants must be visible throughout the presentation. This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar."

    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 July 17, 2024. 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 July 17, 2024.

    By registering for this training, you are giving NEAPT permission to add your email to our email list and you are giving permission for NEAPT to use any photographs or screenshots that are taken during the event containing your likeness for promotional purposes.

    • 21 Sep 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Northeast Health Services, 25 Birch St Building B Suite 204, Milford, MA 01757
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    Assessing Progress for Young Children in Play Therapy

    Play therapy involves delivery of supports tailored to the presentation of the child client. This has led critics to say that play therapy is not evidence based in spite of research to the contrary. How can play therapists use standards of assessment to document change in child clients? How then can play therapists track progress in young children who are unable to particularly verbalize change? In this workshop, participants will discuss the process of initial intake assessment using screening tools focused on young parents including rating scales by caregivers. Participants will examine several tools that can document entrance to therapy and be utilized to review progress and track changes. Tools will include ratings to support diagnosis and referral for additional assessment as well as ways to monitor change in Child Centered Play Therapy. Because there are often limited resources, all screening tools will be ones that are free and available to clinicians.

    Learning Objectives: After successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    1. Identify appropriate screening and assessment tools for identifying baseline symptoms in young children who present to play therapy
    2. Critique types of information on child presentation based on caregiver rating scales utilized in delivery of play therapy
    3. Discuss application of assessment information to diagnoses, referrals for services and monitoring progress in young children presenting to play therapy

    2 Contact CE | Intermediate| Play Therapy Skills and Methods

    About our presenter: Denise Galford-Koeppel, PMC, MS, MS Ed, LMHC, RPT™ is a special educator, licensed mental health counselor, trainer, and registered play therapist™ with years of experience. Denise supports children, parents, and educators through the approaches of the Hanen Program®, the Pyramid Model, and Developmental Individual-Differences Relationship -Based Model® with specialization in working with young children.

    NEHS Staff $50; NEAPT Members $75; Guests $125; NEHS Staff $50

    This training is approved by APT Approved Provider 02-123 for 2 CE hours. NEAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph, 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 September 1, 2024. Cancellations are subject to a $20 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested. No refunds or partial refunds after September 1, 2024.

    By registering for this training, you are giving NEAPT permission to add your email to our email list and you are giving permission for NEAPT to use any photographs or screenshots that are taken during the event containing your likeness for promotional purposes.

Past events

22 Jun 2024 Climbing the Symbolic Ladder
31 May 2024 Using Reflecting Feelings in Your Play Therapy Practice: The Foundational Skill That Benefits Both Children and Their Parents
31 May 2024 Utilizing the Powers of Play with Deaf Youth
26 Apr 2024 NEAPT 2024 Annual Conference
5 Apr 2024 Playful Trauma-Informed Supervision: Expressive Approaches in Play Therapy Supervision
8 Mar 2024 Humor in Play Therapy
2 Feb 2024 4 + 3 = Goals of Misbehavior in Adlerian Play Therapy
1 Dec 2023 Telehealth and Play Therapy: A Practical Guide to Teleplay
17 Nov 2023 Back to Basics: Adlerian Play Therapy
27 Oct 2023 Play Therapy and Divorce: How to Stay Out of Court
29 Sep 2023 Welcome to the Darkside: Understanding and Using Villains in Play Therapy
25 Aug 2023 Bibliotherapy: A Play-Based Approach
27 Jul 2023 Self-Compassion: A Call for Play Therapists Self-Care
21 Jul 2023 Core Attachment Therapy©-Prescriptive Play Therapy Approach for Working with Developmental Trauma and Attachment
14 Jul 2023 A Little, Medium, Big, and Biggest: Family play therapy for young children
1 Jul 2023 See The Apple? Examining Symbolic Play and Play Therapy™
30 Jun 2023 See The Apple? Examining Symbolic Play and Play Therapy™
16 Jun 2023 Superheroes and Pop Culture in Play Therapy
5 May 2023 NEAPT 2023 Annual Conference
7 Apr 2023 The Culturally Informed Play Therapist: Creating an Inviting Environment
10 Mar 2023 A play therapy based approach to treating fears and phobias in young children with or without ASD, Williams Syndrome, or other developmental disabilities
24 Feb 2023 Integrating Internal Family Systems into the Play Therapy Practice
7 Feb 2023 Utilizing the Integrative Developmental Model of Supervision to Supervise Play Therapy
27 Jan 2023 Becoming an External Regulator for Trauma Integration in Play Therapy
9 Dec 2022 Basic Principles of Drama Therapy for Play Therapists
18 Nov 2022 History and Theory of Play Therapy
7 Oct 2022 Polyvagal in the Playroom
10 Jun 2022 History and Theory of Gestalt Play Therapy
13 May 2022 NEAPT 2022 Annual Conference
13 May 2022 NEAPT 2022 Annual Conference EXHIBITOR & SPONSOR REGISTRATION

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