Our Current Training Sessions are:
September 13, 2019 – Playful Ways to Help Children with Emotional Regulation
Often children come to play therapy struggling with anxiety and/or anger. Participants will learn techniques to help children manage their anxiety and anger in the play room as well as learn directive techniques to teach coping skills to children who get emotionally dysregulated. Sensory issues will be addressed in how this impacts emotional regulation. Ways to engage the family/ Guardians in treatment will be discussed as well as strategies they can use with their child at home. Come prepared to try out many of the techniques that will be demonstrated! Register here.
October 18, 2019 – Child Centered Play Therapy: Back to Basics!
This workshop will explore the central tenents of Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) and offer participants the opportunity to practice some of the most basic, yet essential, tools of play therapy. Participants will learn the theoretical rationale for CCPT, how to implement CCPT, and practice how to incorporating them into play therapy sessions as well as how to work with family members from this theoretical approach. Participants will practice reflecting feelings, content, and meaning, as well as tracking, limit setting, and encouragement versus praise. Participants should be prepared to have lots of fun playing, and are encouraged to discuss the ways in which CCPT can fit into your own practice. Register here.
November 8, 2019 – Sand Tray Play Therapy 101
This is an introductory training for therapists who are new to using a Sand Tray in play therapy or who want to further their skills in using the Sand Tray. The theory behind Sand Tray, symbolism and themes in the sand will be addressed. Both directive and non-directive sand trays will be demonstrated and participants will have the opportunity to create individual Sand Trays. Register here.
Crossroads Family Counseling Center is proud to be an approved provider for the Association of Play Therapy.