Advancing the Therapeutic Powers of Play

Upcoming Events

    • 1 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Adlerian Play Therapy through a Neurobiology Lens

    The first six years of life are the most influential period of neuronal growth and the most vulnerable to maltreatment. Advancements in neuroscience provide theoretical and conceptual support for principles and practices of Adlerian play therapy (AdPT) for young children. In this online workshop, the presenter will (a) examine Adlerian play therapy through a neuroscientific lens, specifically the Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) framework pioneered by Dan Siegel (2012), (b) outline specific interventions from AdPT complimentary to neuroscience research that supports the positive growth of children, and (c) guide participants in connecting these philosophies (AdPT and IPNB) through case examples, activities, and discussion. 

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

    1. describe the foundational skills of Adlerian Play Therapy.
    2. identify and draw connections between theoretical principles of Adlerian play therapy and principles of Interpersonal Neurobiology.
    3. describe specific play therapy techniques that are IPNB-focused within each phase of Adlerian play therapy.

    2 APT Contact CE | Play Therapy Seminal or Historically Significant Theories

    About our presenter: Dalena Dillman Taylor, PhD, LMHC, RPT-S is a tenure earning Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida in the Department of Counselor Education & School Psychology/Counselor Education Program. She earned her doctoral degree in Counseling and completed her masters degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas. Dr. Dillman Taylor’s primary research interests include: advancement of Adlerian Play Therapy field towards evidence-based practice; counseling and educational services for high need children and families; and counselor development and supervision. Dr. Dillman Taylor has been active in the areas of research, teaching, and service. Dr. Dillman Taylor has over 20 scholarly works in refereed and/or peer-reviewed dissemination outlets. Dr. Dillman Taylor is the Co-Principal Investigator of Project Harmony (90FM0078-01-00), a five-year federally supported research grant awarded by the Office of Family Assistant. Project Harmony is a randomized control trial investigating the impact of a relationship education intervention on relationship satisfaction, individual distress, parental alliance, emotion regulation, and economic stability for individuals and couples from economically disadvantaged background. Dr. Dillman Taylor is also the Director of the Center for Play Therapy Training and Research at UCF. She is a certified child-centered play therapist supervisor, a certified child parent relationship therapist supervisor, and a trained Adlerian play therapist.

    NEAPT Members $35; Guests $40 | 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 2 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 September 10, 2021. 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 September 10, 2021.

    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.

    • 5 Nov 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Nuts and Bolts of Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy

    This training will explore the foundations of cognitive behavioral play therapy (CBPT), applying the basic tenants of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to play therapy sessions. CBT is historically an empirically supported approach yet is often challenged regarding its effectiveness when working with children. This training will identify common misconceptions regarding Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy while applying developmental theory to work with children and adolescents.   

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

    1.  Describe CBPT core concepts and structure of CBPT session
    2.  Identify three myths of CBT and how related to CBPT
    3.  Discuss and apply developmental theory and considerations when using CBPT with children and adolescents

    3 APT Contact CE | Seminal or Historically Significant Theories

    About our presenter: Lisa Remey MEd, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC, and Institute of Play Therapy Certified Sandtray Therapist specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families on a variety of issues such as transitions, self-esteem, military lifestyle, and parent coaching. Her private practice, Bluebonnet Center for Play Therapy, is in New Braunfels, Texas. She has a passion for play therapy and presents nationally and internationally.

    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 October 22, 2021. 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 October 22, 2021.

    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

17 Sep 2021 High Conflict Divorce: Understanding the Whole Picture
27 Aug 2021 Co-Regulation in Play Therapy: Harnessing the Power of Relational Neuroscience to Improve Your Practice
29 Jun 2021 Why You Playin’- Using Play to Empower and Build Self-Esteem with Girls
15 Jun 2021 School-Based Play Therapy: Responding to Children’s Disruptive Behaviors
13 May 2021 Play Therapy and Children with Disabilities: Going Out on a Limb
27 Apr 2021 Utilizing Reality Play Therapy to Explore a Child's Quality World
26 Mar 2021 Supervision of Play Therapy with Traumatized Children
24 Feb 2021 Looking Deeper into the Presenting Problem: Practicing Cultural Humility in the Play Therapy Setting
22 Jan 2021 Bibliotherapy: A Play Therapy Approach
12 Nov 2020 Addressing Grief and Loss in the Play Room
31 Oct 2020 NEAPT Virtual Conference: Session 5 - Let’s Play (Therapy) Outside!
30 Oct 2020 NEAPT Virtual Conference: Session 4 - Core Attachment Therapy©: Secure Attachment for the Adopted Child – A Prescriptive Play Therapy Process
30 Oct 2020 NEAPT Virtual Conference: Session 3 - Playful Supervision Skills for All Levels…Basics and Beyond!
29 Oct 2020 NEAPT Virtual Conference: Session 2 - Identifying and Utilizing the Therapeutic Powers of Play in Play Therapy
29 Oct 2020 NEAPT Virtual Conference - Continuing Education
29 Oct 2020 NEAPT Virtual Conference: Session 1 - Circles and Sticks: Foundational Basics of Play Therapy
30 Sep 2020 Play Therapy Skills for Building Resiliency with Military Families
28 Aug 2020 Integrating Play Therapy with EMDR
7 Aug 2020 Digital Play Therapy
16 Jul 2020 Playful Ways to Help Children with Anxiety and Anger
17 Jun 2020 A Play Therapy Approach to Attachment-Disrupted Children
23 Nov 2019 Movie Day: It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

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