ONLINE TRAINING WITH CE HOURS

Attachment - Focused Family Play Therapy Training

Attachment - Focused Family Play Therapy Training

May 21, 2022  •  8:00am – 4:30pm PST  •  Online

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ONLINE TRAINING WITH CE HOURS

Attachment - Focused Family Play Therapy Training

Attachment - Focused Family Play Therapy Training

May 21, 2022  •  8:00am – 4:30pm PST  •  Online

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Have you ever worked with your clients in play therapy and thought ...

 “What’s going on in this family?  I can sense it and I know there are some family patterns that might be perpetuating this problem.”  

“Oh, if the parents would just do this _________________ my client would be doing so much better in play therapy.”

“Ugh! I know I need to involve parents/caregivers in the counseling process better but I just don’t know how and the thought of family therapy makes my head hurt and I want to hide in my closet.”

“There are too many people in this family and the children are way too different in their ages for family therapy to work.  No way, family therapy won’t work but I need to do something.” 


Here's the thing...

... when you work with children and adolescents you also work with their families because children are one part of a larger system – they don’t exist in a vacuum.

And – they can’t be their own agents of change because they need the adults in their life to help them make the change.  

And – when the whole family (or even parts of the family) engage in the play therapy session you can see in “real time” the relationship patterns to identify problems area and strengths in the family and parenting. You don’t need to rely on self-report because you’ll see the dynamics right in front of you.


This includes the role of siblings in the change process to help the whole family heal so you’ll create a healthy family environment for your client to develop and sustain resiliency. After all, isn’t resiliency the long-term goal for all play therapy treatment approaches? 

Your clients will benefit and have better treatment outcomes if you incorporate their family into the treatment process, at the very least they need their primary agents of change to be actively involved in the treatment process.


 

Attachment-based family play therapy uses the theory and research of neuroscience, attachment theory, and family therapy combined with the therapeutic powers of play to help children and their families achieve long-term changes in treatment.

expressive arts and play therapy

In this training, you’ll learn the neuroscience of relationships and emotion regulation using an attachment and neuroscience lens. 

In this training, you’ll learn the neuroscience of relationships and emotion regulation using an attachment and neuroscience lens. 

We know from decades of research that children are more resilient when they have strong positive attachment relationships. Attachment-based family play therapy uses the theory and research of neuroscience, attachment theory, and family therapy combined with the therapeutic powers of play to help children and their families achieve long-term changes in treatment.

In this training, you’ll learn the neuroscience of relationships and emotion regulation using an attachment and neuroscience lens.

You’ll learn an attachment-based framework using that attachment and neuroscience lens to help your clients and their families engage in the play therapy process.

Caregivers are an important part of the change process for their children so helping parents to engage in the change process is vital for successful treatment outcomes. You’ll learn how to help caregivers engage in the play therapy process. You’ll learn attachment-focused parenting strategies using the acronym of Family S.P.A.C.E skills to teach parents (Structure & Flexibility, Play (Therapeutic Powers of Play), Aware & Present, Curiosity, and Empathy & Acceptance). You’ll also learn how to teach the Three Rs of Relationship skills to parents (Reflexive communication, Regulate emotions, Repair Ruptures), so they can be the therapeutic agents of change for their children. You’ll learn how to help caregivers engage in the treatment process.   You’ll understand the importance of ensuring respect for client culture and diversity within family systems when using Attachment-based family play therapy model with clients of diverse cultures.

This framework will guide you through the treatment process. You’ll learn how to choose family play therapy interventions to fit the needs of your clients for each phase of treatment. And- you’ll get ideas for play therapy activities to use in the family play therapy sessions.    

What previous participants have said about Cathi's trainings 
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"This training was helpful. I will be able to integrate the information and interventions provided into my work with my clients.

My take-away was the importance of establishing a specific "purpose" for bringing caregivers into the space."

Anna H. 

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Objectives for this training

  • Play therapists and mental health professionals will describe the attachment neuroscience components of relationships
  • Play therapists and mental health professionals will define the concept of mentalization and its role in relationships
  • Play therapists and mental health professionals will explain how the therapeutic powers of play can be used in family play therapy sessions
  • Play therapists and mental health professionals will recite the components of Family S.P.A.C.E. and the Three Rs of Relationships
  •  Play therapists and mental health professionals will explain how to choose play therapy interventions based on relationship patterns observed in family play therapy sessions 
  • Play therapists and mental health professionals will use at least two play therapy interventions for each phase of treatment 

Attachment-Focused
Famiy Play Therapy Training

When: May 21, 2022 from 8am – 4:30pm Pacific time
(Make sure to adjust to your time zone)

Where: Online

  • Participants will attend virtually using Zoom. 
  • Participants will be limited to 40 people.
  • Participants must keep their cameras on at all times to ensure active participation in the training.
  • Participants must be visible for the entirety of the training time (excluding breaks).
  • Participants will complete an evaluation form and a post-test quiz containing a combination of 36 multiple choice/true-false questions and an 80% proficiency is expected to receive CE credit.


"The play and expressive arts directives together and hearing how they might be used in session including examples of curious questions was my big take away.

I also really liked looking at directives and identifying how they access the therapeutic power of play. Nothing was "unhelpful". It was nice to review neurobiology and attachment...."
Melissa L.

"Smaller group size facilitated more discussion and ability to participate..."

Hallie B.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is this training for?

Clinical Social Workers, School social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, school counselors, child and adolescent psychologists

If you’re looking for strategies to help your client make giant changes, then family play therapy can be a game changer. AND, if you know you need to help parents and family members to participate in the play therapy process but you don’t know how to do this effectively (or maybe the thought of family play therapy is terrifying), this training is for you!  

What is your Cancellation Policy?

Written communication to Cathi Spooner at cathispooner@gmail.com is required one week before the training date no later than midnight Pacific time on May 13, 2022. No refunds will be given after that date.   

What time is the training?

Training begins promptly at 8:00 am Pacific time zone and access to the online/virtual training will be locked by 8:15 am Pacific time zone to ensure participant attendance in its entirety. Please ensure you adjust training times for your time zone. No refunds will be given if you do not log in to participate in the training prior to 8:15 am Pacific time.

Will the training be recorded?

Yes, and it will not be available for replay due to requirements for Continuing Education Hours.

By registering for this training, you are giving permission for Renewing Hearts Counseling & Consulting (RHCC) to use any photographs (screenshots) that are taken at the event containing your likeness for as long as RHCC deems appropriate and desirable. Photographs may be used on the RHCC website, social media pages, and/or newsletter for any purpose. By completing the registration, you are also consenting to waive any rights to the photographs indefinitely. You also agree to allow your feedback and comments in the chat and evaluation form may also be used for future promotions as deemed appropriate and desirable by RHCC.  If you do not wish to have your photo used, it is your responsibility to notify RHCC of your request to be omitted.  

Is the training approved for CE hours?

7 Contact CE hours, APT Approved Provider #20-621

• Play Therapy CEs are only available for mental health professionals

• DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH CONCERNS, THIS ONE TIME ONLINE EVENT HAS BEEN APPROVED BY APT FOR 7 CONTACT CE HOURS

7 CE hours for social work through the Utah Chapter, NASW currently pending

Click here for the version of the course without CEs.

For mental health professionals pursuing the Registered Play Therapy (RPT) credential, this training fits into Primary Area Category 3: Play Therapy Skills and Methods.

Here’s the rationale for Primary Area Category 3: the seminal and historically significant theories underlying this training is Child Centered Play Therapy/Humanistic because the use of the therapeutic relationship is critical for the change process using with an attachment and neurobiological “lens”. Ecosystemic/Prescriptive play therapy models provide a framework for integration of theories to individualize the interventions used to meet the needs of individual clients. This training uses these seminal and historically significant theories as the foundation for the inclusion of neuroscience and attachment theory to inform the treatment process for the family system and uses family play therapy interventions based on the needs of each client/family within a safe, strong therapeutic relationship. This training teaches skills to use play therapy with children, adolescents, and their families.

 

Cathi Spooner LCSW, RPT-S


It is my greatest desire to help families heal by empowering mental health professionals to learn how to integrate play therapy and expressive arts using the therapeutic powers of play into clinical practice with confidence.

Cathi Spooner
 LCSW, RPT-S

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"Cathi knows SO much about neurobiology, sometimes I get lost during that part, but it is also so informative and important to know the underlying process of everything.

A takeaway for me that was really important was the clinical decision making piece that I need to let parents know what to expect and what is expected of them and be very purposeful in how and when I do or don't use them"

Jess B. 

ONLINE TRAINING WITH CE HOURS

Attachment - Focused Family Play Therapy Training

May 21, 2022  •  8:00am – 4:30pm PST  •  Online




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