MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM

 

Play Therapy 103: Managing the Play Therapy Session

Friday, July 12, 2019

9:00 am – 4:30 pm CST

DESCRIPTION:
This training will assist the new play therapist in the understanding the basics of managing a play therapy session. Through the use of lecture, session video clips, and activities (play) we will explore how the play therapist opens and closes a session (and discussion options reflective of different play therapy theories) and managing difficulty situations (such as sexualized play, ‘destroying the room’) while still maintaining the therapeutic relationship. We will practice writing documentation of these sessions integrating the therapeutic powers of play. Also, the initial setting up of the playroom, reasons for selection and care of toys and materials, and other therapist concerns.
Mental health professionals taking this training should have already had the Door of Hope’s Play Therapy 101 and Play Therapy 102 or other basic play therapy training (history, toys & materials, tracking & facilitative responses, and basic play therapist skills; and training in therapeutic powers of play and seminal/foundational play therapy theories).
This training covers a portion of the Association for Play Therapy’s (APT) required criteria for becoming a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Participants will be able to:
1. Draw a set-up of the typical play therapy room, including the purpose of placement of major toy categories
2. Describe the therapeutic benefit and use of toys and materials in the playroom
3. Explain how to open and close as session and possible exceptions
4. List at least 4 difficult situations and how to manage therapeutically
5. How to maintain the therapeutic relationship during difficult situations
6. Integrate therapeutic powers of play in understanding of play behaviors
7. Develop play therapy conceptualization statements

Cost:
$150, Professionals

$100, Graduate Students

To Register:
https://doorofhopenb.eventbrite.com/

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
Door of Hope is an approved continuing education provider with Texas LPC #3360 and TX SW #7620. Homeyer & Associates is co-sponsoring this training and is an Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 98-041. This training provides 6 contact continuing education hours

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:
8:30 Check-in
9:00-10:30 Seminar
10:30 – 10:45 Morning Break (snacks and beverages available)
10:45- Noon Seminar
Noon-1:00 Lunch on your own (or bring and enjoy in our Courtyard)
1:00 – 2:30 Seminar
2:30-2:45 Afternoon Break (snacks and beverages available)
2:25 – 4:30 Seminar
4:30 Closing, Evaluation completion, Certificate distribution

REFUND POLICY:
A refund, less $25 processing fee, is available if requested in writing/email within 7 days of the event.

CANCELLATION POLICY: This training may be cancelled for under-enrollment up to seven days prior to the training date. In such a case, full refunds will be provided. COMPLAINT POLICY: Any complaints may be directed to Dr. Linda Homeyer, Director of the Door of Hope at Linda@DoorOfHopeNB.org

ADA ACCOMMODATION:
All requests for accommodations require your request to be on file in our office two weeks prior to the training date. Email Linda@DoorOfHopeNB.org

Play Therapy 104: Weaving it all Together
Themes & Theories in Play Therapy

Saturday, July13, 2019
9:00 am – 4:30 pm CST

DESCRIPTION:
This training will assist the play therapist in the understanding of the play therapy process with various play therapy theories and approaches. Through the use of both video clips and a full play therapy session, participants will identify themes, possible meanings for the play therapy client, and how to document. This includes identifying the changing dynamics of the therapeutic relationship, themes, sequences, and limit setting. Recognizing session dynamics and writing case conceptualization why weaving in the therapeutic powers of play will also occur.
Mental health professionals taking this training should have already had the Door of Hope’s Play Therapy 101 and Play Therapy 102 or other basic play therapy training (history, toys & materials, tracking & facilitative responses, and basic play therapist skills; and training in therapeutic powers of play and seminal play therapy theories).
This training covers a portion of the Association for Play Therapy’s (APT) required criteria for becoming a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Participants will be able to:
1. Identify play therapy themes
2. Expand facilitative responses in play therapy for deeper therapeutic use
3. Develop play therapy conceptualization statements
4. Contextualize the child within the play therapy session
5. Write play therapy session notes inclusive of the play therapy session dynamics
6. Discuss how therapeutic powers of play are used throughout the play and themes

Cost:
$150, Professionals

$100, Graduate Students

To Register:
https://doorofhopenb.eventbrite.com/

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
Door of Hope is an approved continuing education provider with Texas LPC #3360 and TX SW #7620. Homeyer & Associates is co-sponsoring this training and is an Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 98-041. This training provides 6 contact continuing education hours

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:
8:30 Check-in
9:00-10:30 Seminar
10:30 – 10:45 Morning Break (snacks and beverages available)
10:45- Noon Seminar
Noon-1:00 Lunch on your own (or bring and enjoy in our Courtyard)
1:00 – 2:30 Seminar
2:30-2:45 Afternoon Break (snacks and beverages available)
2:25 – 4:30 Seminar
4:30 Closing, Evaluation completion, Certificate distribution

REFUND POLICY:
A refund, less $25 processing fee, is available if requested in writing/email within 7 days of the event.

CANCELLATION POLICY: This training may be cancelled for under-enrollment up to seven days prior to the training date. In such a case, full refunds will be provided. COMPLAINT POLICY: Any complaints may be directed to Dr. Linda Homeyer, Director of the Door of Hope at Linda@DoorOfHopeNB.org

ADA ACCOMMODATION:
All requests for accommodations require your request to be on file in our office two weeks prior to the training date. Email Linda@DoorOfHopeNB.org

Together We Play: Group Play Therapy

August 2 & 3, 2019
9:00 am – 4:30 pm CST

DESCRIPTION:
This two-day workshop will provide the information and guidelines for doing group play therapy. During the two days these topics will be covered:
• Benefits and rationale for group play therapy compared to individual play therapy
• Dynamics and considerations to putting a group together
• Impact of neurobiology in group work
• Ethical concerns of working with children in group setting
• Group play therapist characteristics
• Play therapist skills needed, blending individual and group skills
• Special populations: sibling group; sexually abused children; etc.
• Documentation/record keeping for group play therapy
• Group skill practice

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of the two days, participants will be able to:
1. discuss the benefits of group play therapy
2. articulate the impact of neurobiology in a group setting
3. identify reflective skills necessary for the group play therapist
4. list considerations for the development of a group
5. demonstrate the ability to complete group play therapy documentation
6. discuss ethical issues regarding having several children in one room at one time

Mental health professionals taking this training will benefit from already having experience in providing individual play therapy. It is highly recommended that the participant has training, experience, and supervision in individual play therapy.

Cost:
$300, Professionals

$200, Graduate Students

To Register:
https://doorofhopenb.eventbrite.com/

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
Door of Hope is an approved continuing education provider with Texas LPC #3360 and TX SW #7620. Homeyer & Associates is co-sponsoring this training and is an Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 98-041. This training provides 6 contact continuing education hours

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:
8:30 Check-in
9:00-10:30 Seminar
10:30 – 10:45 Morning Break (snacks and beverages available)
10:45- Noon Seminar
Noon-1:00 Lunch on your own (or bring and enjoy in our Courtyard)
1:00 – 2:30 Seminar
2:30-2:45 Afternoon Break (snacks and beverages available)
2:25 – 4:30 Seminar
4:30 Closing, Evaluation completion, Certificate distribution

REFUND POLICY:
A refund, less $25 processing fee, is available if requested in writing/email within 7 days of the event.

CANCELLATION POLICY: This training may be cancelled for under-enrollment up to seven days prior to the training date. In such a case, full refunds will be provided. COMPLAINT POLICY: Any complaints may be directed to Dr. Linda Homeyer, Director of the Door of Hope at Linda@DoorOfHopeNB.org

ADA ACCOMMODATION:
All requests for accommodations require your request to be on file in our office two weeks prior to the training date. Email Linda@DoorOfHopeNB.org