Advancing the Therapeutic Powers of Play

Upcoming Events

    • 10 Jun 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual

    History and Theory of Gestalt Play Therapy

    Play therapy has a rich history spanning a wide range of theories and models. In this workshop, attendees review the history of play therapy, including the emergence of play therapy seminal theories, with an emphasis on Gestalt Play Therapy, developed by Violet Oaklander. Gestalt Play therapy is an approach to play therapy that is humanistic, process-oriented, experiential, and relationship-based.  Attendees will identify how Gestalt Play Therapy aligns with the therapeutic powers of play and gain foundational knowledge of this dynamic theory.    

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

    1. Discuss the history of play therapy and identify seminal play therapy theories, including Gestalt Play Therapy
    2. Describe how the Therapeutic Powers of Play align with Gestalt Play Therapy
    3. Name at least five key theoretical aspects of Gestalt Play Therapy

    3 APT Contact CE | Play Therapy History and Play Therapy Seminal or Historically Significant Theories

    About our presenter: Renee Turner, PhD, LPC-S. Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™ is a play therapy author, researcher, and trainer who specializes in trauma, grief and loss, embodied play therapy, and play therapy supervision. She practices from a relational Gestalt framework and relies on sandtray and expressive therapies to help clients integrate experiences.

    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 May 6, 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 May 6, 2022.

    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

13 May 2022 NEAPT 2022 Annual Conference
13 May 2022 NEAPT 2022 Annual Conference EXHIBITOR & SPONSOR REGISTRATION
29 Apr 2022 Filial Play Therapy
18 Mar 2022 Core Attachment Therapy©: Secure Attachment for the Adopted Child - A Prescriptive Play Therapy Approach
3 Mar 2022 Introduction to Child-Centered Play Therapy
17 Feb 2022 Sensory Processing in Play Therapy
28 Jan 2022 Exploring Relationships through Play Therapy Techniques
17 Dec 2021 Utilizing Child Centered Play Therapy to Advocate and Support Transgender and Gender Expansive Children and Adolescents
5 Nov 2021 Nuts and Bolts of Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy
1 Oct 2021 Adlerian Play Therapy through a Neurobiology Lens
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: Session 1 - Circles and Sticks: Foundational Basics of Play Therapy
29 Oct 2020 NEAPT Virtual Conference - Continuing Education
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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