Play Therapy Workshops & Events

Past Workshops
Flyer for Linda Homeyer Presentation

Looking at Sandtray Work Through a Trauma-Informed Lens

Speaker: Linda E. Homeyer, Ph.D., LPCS, RPT-S

Presented By: Georgia State University Play Therapy Training Institute

This workshop was held on Friday, October 19, 2018.

 

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 This workshop will provide play therapists an exploration of trauma-informed dynamics to ones’ ongoing clinical work, counseling/personality theory, and client conceptualization. The focus will be understanding what trauma work looks like in the sand tray; how the sand tray facilitates in trauma work. This includes use and importance of the “trauma narrative,” “life narrative,” and“family narrative” in successful treatment. The value of the family narrative and family script regarding the traumatic event will be discussed. Case studies and examples will be given. Participants: Please bring 15-20 miniature figures; some which represent trauma, and some, healing. We will experience and play, too!

Linda E. Homeyer, Ph.D., LPCS, RPT-S, is the director of the Door of Hope Counseling Center in New Braunfels, Texas. She is a retired Professor of Professional Counseling at Texas State University, where she developed their play therapy and sandtray therapy programs. Dr. Homeyer is the recipient of the Association for Play Therapy’s Lifetime Achievement Award and designated as a Director Emerita.

She presents locally to internationally on play therapy and sandtray therapy, has numerous publications, including: Sandtray Therapy: A Practical Manual (3rd Ed.), and The Handbook of Group Play Therapy, co-authored and co-edited with Daniel Sweeney, respectively. Her publications have been translated into Chinese, Russian, Korean, and Spanish

Licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, nurses, play therapists, social workers, psychologists, school counselors, child life specialists, art therapists, and pastoral counselors.  There is no prerequisite for this workshop.

Session Ranking

This event is applicable to professionals of all skill levels.

8:00  - 9:00 a.m.              Registration/ Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.            Presentation

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.          BREAK

10:45 – 12:00 noon         Presentation

12:00-1:00 p.m.              LUNCH

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.             Presentation

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.             BREAK

2:45 – 4:30 p.m.             Presentation

Learning Objectives

Following the training, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify how using sand, sandtray, and miniature figures can assist client’s ability to co-regulate with the play therapist;
  2. List trauma-related miniature figures, both symbols of fear and symbols of safety;
  3. Assess and use spiritual/religious issues as a resiliency factor in trauma treatment;
  4. Examine trauma, including the impact of adverse childhood experiences studies, and trauma-informed practice in play therapist use of sand tray;
  5. List the three steps of trauma work and application to sand tray therapy within the play therapy milieu;
  6. Identify how to use a trauma narrative and life narrative effectively with the play therapy client caregiver.

Affiliation

Cost

Total

Professional

$125.00

*CPS Alumni

$75.00

**Student

$50.00

***GSU Faculty/Staff

$50.00

****Continuing Education (Optional)

$25.00

Grand Total:

*Please provide the year you graduated and Panther Card ID #.

**Current students must complete and send the Application for Student Discount Rate (p. 5) to qualify for the reduced fee.

*** Please provide your title, department and Panther Card ID#.
**** If you are participating in the workshop to earn credits for professional license renewal or RPT/RPT-S credentialing (initial or renewal), you must include the continuing education credit fee in your payment.

Registration Website:

To register please visit the following website.

https://secure.touchnet.com/C20797_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=172

Please note: The Play Therapy Training Institute does not accept checks.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing seven days prior to the conference to receive a refund and are subject to a $25.00 processing fee.  No refunds will be made after Friday, October 12, 2018.

Number of Continuing Education Contact Hours Offered

6.00 contact hours

Continuing Education

This program is sponsored by The Institute for Continuing Education and the Play Therapy Institute at Georgia State University. The program offers 6.00 contact hours, with full attendance required.  The CE processing fee is $25.00 per person and may be paid with the registration fee or on-site.  Application forms for CE credit will be available on site.   CE verification is mailed to applicants approximately 30-days following receipt of completed CE paperwork.  For questions regarding continuing education, the program, faculty, learning objectives, grievance issues, please contact The Institute at: 800-557-1950 instconted@aol.com

Note:   It is the responsibility of attendees to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets the regulations of their licensing/certification board.

Note:  To receive continuing education credit, attendees must complete all CE paperwork, sign in/out at designated locations, and submit an evaluation of the program.

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 credit, the Institute for Continuing Education will submit a co-sponsorship application to NBCC for this event.

Marriage/Family Therapy:  The Institute for Continuing Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Health, Division of Counseling, Marriage/Family Therapy, Social Work, Provider BAP 255.

Social Work:  The Institute for Continuing Education, Provider 1007, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), though the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.  The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program.    Licensed social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.  Social workers participating in this Course will receive 6.00 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Nursing:  The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized as a  provider of continuing education in nursing by the California Board of Nursing, Provider CEP 12646.  Nurses should contact their state board to determine if credit issued through an approved provider of the CA Board of Nursing is acceptable for credit by their state board.

Play Therapy:  The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. APT Provider 98-040.

Notice of Events Not Offered for Continuing Education Credit

No additional events will be offered.

Accommodations will be made in accordance with the law.  If you require ADA accommodations please contact Katie Lowry (404-413-8012) at least two weeks before the conference date so arrangements can be made.

Further Questions Please contact Katie Lowry at 404-413-8012 or playtherapy@gsu.edu visit our website at http://cps.education.gsu.edu/partnerships/play-therapy-training-institute/


Terry Kottman

Conceptualizing & Treatment Planning in Adlerian Play Therapy

Speaker: Terry Kottman, Ph.D., RPT-S, NCC, LMHC

Presented By: Georgia State University Play Therapy Training Institute

This workshop was held on Thursday, May 31, 2018

 

 

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Southeastern Expressive Therapies Conference

Keynote Speaker: Michelle L. Dean, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CGP, DVATA HLM

Co-Sponsored By: Georgia State University Play Therapy Training Institute

Mary Huffstead and Ashley Tolleson presented: “Multicultural Social Justice Counseling Competencies: Creative Approaches to Incorporating the New MSJCC into Clinical Practice and/or Supervision”

Dr. McNary presented: “Understanding How Play and Art Can Help to Heal the Traumatized Child”

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trudy-post-sprunkPlay Therapy with the Grieving Child: Death, Divorce and Adoption
Presented by: Trudy Post Sprunk, LMFT-S, LPC, CPCS, RPT-S, PTI-S, EMDR Certified

Play Therapy Training Institute
College of Education & Human Development
Georgia State University
Co-Sponsored by The Institute for Continuing Education – APT Approved Provider 98-040

This workshop was held on Friday, November 3, 2017.  See images on Flickr or browse below.

Play Therapy with the Grieving Child will provide participants with a video opportunity to observe adult treatment of and attitudes towards the grieving child. An interactive discussion of the child’s observed and unobserved behaviors, emotional responses at different developmental levels, and play based observations will occur. Play Therapy research findings will be reviewed and formal and informal assessment techniques and play therapy interventions will be shared. This play therapy training will also discuss typical and atypical responses to loss in relation to varying types of losses, degrees of attachment, and previous family function/dysfunction. The training will present an extensive variety of play therapy activities and materials for use with group or individual therapy.

Trudy Post Sprunk, LMFT-S, LPC, CPCS, RPT-S, PTI-S, EMDR Certified Trudy has been a psychotherapist since 1971 and has been in private practice in Tucker, Georgia since 1985. She has presented over 700 lectures at local, national, and international conferences, and written numerous articles. In 2014, Trudy was awarded the National Award for Promotion and Education of Play Therapy by the Association for Play Therapy. She is co-founder and president of GAPT and served six years on the board of APT. She currently serves on the advisory board for Argosy University, Georgia State University, and the Georgia State University Play Therapy Training Institute Board.

Following the training, participants will be able to:
1. Explore adult attitudes and responses to the grieving child.
2. Identify play therapy based assessment techniques useful with the grieving child.
3. Learn how the play therapist’s personal experience with loss can affect the play
therapy process.
4. Identify play therapy techniques, games, plays, books, and other materials that can
be useful when working with the grieving child.
5. Describe typical and atypical children’s responses to loss at different developmental
stages.
6. Explain why a play therapy approach offers a viable intervention for children
experiencing grief.

Continuing education credit for this event was sponsored by The Institute for Continuing Education. The program offered 6.00 contact hours, with full attendance required. The processing fee is $25.00 per person and may be paid with the registration fee or on-site. Application forms for CE credit will be available on site. Verification of continuing education credit is mailed to applicants following the event. To receive CE credit, attendees must have completed CE paperwork, sign in-out, and complete and evaluation of the program. For questions regarding continuing education, the program, agenda, learning objectives, or grievance issues, please contact The Institute for Continuing Education at: 800-557-1950; or by email: instconted@aol.com Note: It is the responsibility of attendees to check with their state licensing/certification board to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets regulations of their state board.

Psychology: This activity is co-sponsored by Georgia State University, Play Therapy Training Institute and The Institute for Continuing Education. 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 credit, the Institute for Continuing Education will submit a co-sponsorship application to NBCC for this event.

Marriage/Family Therapy: The Institute for Continuing Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Health, Division of Counseling, Marriage/Family Therapy, Social Work, Provider BAP 255.

Social Work: The Institute for Continuing Education Provider 1007, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards ( ASWB ), www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education ( ACE ) program. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 04-13-2015 - 04-13-2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Nursing: The Institute for Continuing Education is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the California Board of Nursing, Provider CEP 12646. Nurses should contact their state board to determine if credit issued through an approved provider of the CA Board of Nursing is acceptable for credit by their board.

Play Therapy: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. APT Approved Provider 98-040. Play Therapy credit will not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.

Non-Credit CE events: No additional events will be offered.


 Dr. Terry Kottman for “Family Play Therapy – Adlerian Style”

This workshop, held on June 1, 2017, explored the process of Adlerian family play therapy.

Brijin Gardner’s Play Therapy: Fun for the Whole Family

This workshop was held on September 16, 2016.  See images on Flickr or browse below.

Terry Kottman’s Workshop – Play Therapy for Tweens and Teens

This workshop was held on June 2, 2015. See images on Flickr or browse below.

32nd Annual Association for Play Therapy International Conference

This conference was held October 6-11, 2016. For more information, view the event listing.

Terry Kottman’s Workshop – Partners in Play: An Introduction to Adlerian Play Therapy and Applications of Adlerian Play Therapy Across the Lifespan

This workshop was held on June 20, 2015.

This workshop was held on September 9, 2014. See images on Flickr or browse below.

Garry Landreth Workshop

This workshop was held on September 9, 2014. See images on Flickr or browse below.