Utilizing Reality Play Therapy to explore a child’s quality world and Play Therapy in schools: Tools, techniques and strategies

Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) presents:

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Utilizing Reality Play Therapy to explore a child’s quality world

 and

  Play Therapy in schools: Tools, techniques and strategies

                                          Eric Davis, PhD, NCC, SB-RPT

WHEN: Friday, October 18th, 2019 8:30-4:00

WHERE:Cottage Hill Baptist Church, 4225 Cottage Hill Road, Mobile,
Alabama 36609

This workshop will consist of two sessions with their own objectives.

Overview: Utilizing reality play therapy to explore a child’s quality world.  

Helping children discover, understand, and meet their wants and needs is key to mental health.
The presenter will discuss utilizing reality therapy with children through a medium that is familiar and effective for communicating these needs and wants, play. By combining play materials such as sand tray, puppets, and art with the reality therapy-based quality world, professional counselors can gain new perspectives for addressing wants, needs, and behaviors through a developmentally-appropriate tool.

Learning Objectives: Utilizing reality play therapy to explore a child’s quality world.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Learning Objective 1: Attendees will gain knowledge regarding the use of a variety of play- based materials including sand tray, puppets, and art.
  2. Learning Objective 2: Attendees will gain knowledge regarding choice theory and reality therapy as a child-based counseling approach.
  3. Learning Objective 3: Attendees will gain knowledge regarding how to integrate play and reality therapy to work with children.

Overview: Play therapy in schools: Tools, techniques, and strategies:

Title: Play therapy in schools: Tools, techniques, and strategies.
Elementary school students are rapidly becoming a population with myriad of mental health needs related to issues such as trauma, anxiety, and grief. Serving this very unique population requires culturally and developmentally appropriate school-based interventions. Play therapy has proven to be an effective and efficient means for providing counseling to elementary students by entering their worlds through the familiar experience of toys, creativity, and play. The presenter will discuss a variety of materials, skills, and strategies that can be incorporated into a school counselor’s repertoire to serve students and school stakeholders.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Learning Objective 1: Attendees will learn about selecting appropriate materials that can be utilized in a school setting.
  2. Learning Objective 2: Attendees will learn various play therapy skills for verbal and nonverbal communication in a school setting.
  3. Learning Objective 3: Attendees will learn a variety of strategies (e.g. limit setting) for conducting a school-based play therapy session.
  4. Learning Objective 4: Attendees will learn strategies for introducing and gaining support for school-based play therapy with school stakeholders.

About the presenter:

Dr. Eric S. Davis is a counselor educator at the University of South Florida. He has worked in a juvenile detention center and special education, elementary, and high schools. He is a Florida certified school counselor, National Certified Counselor, and School-Based Registered Play Therapist. Dr. Davis’ research areas include chronic illness and school-based issues, using play therapy to work with language and behavior difficulties, stay-at-home-dads, and creative counselor education pedagogy.

SCHEDULE:

Registration/Coffee……………………….8:00-8:30

Workshop Session………………………..8:30-11:30

Lunch (On your own)……………………….11:30-1:00

Workshop Session………………………1:00-4:00

Lunch:  LUNCH WILL BE ON YOUR OWN- a listing of local restaurants will be provided with workshop materials

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

Six Contact Hours will be awarded for a full day of attendance. No partial credit will be awarded.

  • Counselors: Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6211.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Alabama Association for Play Therapy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • Marriage and Family Therapists: The Alabama Board of Examiners in Marriage and Family Therapy (ABEMFT) approves courses that are NBCC approved for CE credit.
  • Play Therapists: AAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. APT Approved Provider No. 98-045.
  • Social Workers: AAPT is approved by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners (ASBSWE) to offer continuing education to social workers. ASBSWE Provider No. 0284.

Registration Information:
** ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, October 4th, 2019.
Mail-In / Online (Oct. 4th) On-Site
AAPT/APT Member $70 $100
Non-Member $90 $120
Full time Students $50 $80

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MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

If you are interested in membership, please send a separate check made out to APT for dual membership in APT (Association for Play Therapy Association) and AAPT (Alabama Association for Play Therapy) along with your completed membership application. Membership applications are available online http://www.a4pt.org/default.asp?page=membership at membership@alabamaplaytherapy.org

CANCELLATIONS:

Registrants canceling up to 48 hours before a workshop will receive a tuition refund less a $20 administrative fee, or if requested, a voucher good for one year for a future workshop. All requests must be made in writing or by email. No refunds issued for any reason after October 16, 2019. In the unlikely event the workshop cannot be held, registrants will receive complimentary admission to a rescheduled workshop or a full value voucher, good for one year, for a future workshop.

SPECIAL NEEDS: For special needs: Registration & CE Coordinator ceandregistration@alabamaplaytherapy.org

For REGISTRATION questions contact: The CE and Registration Coordinators at ceandregistration@playtherapy.org

For QUESTIONS about this workshop contact: Kyle Flaherty at regionalworkshops@alabamaplaytherapy.org

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