Getting grounded in play therapy

Providing you with a thorough understanding about what makes play therapy different from other expressive arts modalities than simply pulling out toys, games, and art supplies, so you have a solid foundation of using play therapy with your child and adolescent clients like an expert.



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I know you're a fan of using play therapy to help your child and adolescent clients heal.


 But have you ever asked yourself these questions?  

👉 What makes play therapy different from other expressive art modalities?
👉 How is play therapeutic?
👉 Why play therapy is different from just pulling out games and art supplies in your sessions?
👉 How does play therapy really help your clients heal?


And have you ever looked across the room to see the face of your clients’ parents as you struggle to explain what play therapy is and how it’s going to help their children only to see a confused look on their faces? 

You’ve felt the tightness in your chest or stomach as you frantically race through your mind to think of all the different ways you can try to convince parents that you know what you’re talking about and why play therapy will help their children.


After all, if you’re going to invest the time and money to learn play therapy it’s probably a good idea to understand what makes it the treatment of choice for children, and even adolescents.

Imagine if you could...

  🎯 Be an exceptional play therapist who uses the therapeutic powers of play to heal your child and adolescent clients.

🎯 Explain play therapy to parents/guardians so you can get their support for play therapy to help their children heal.

🎯 Have a thorough understanding of what sets play therapy apart from other expressive art modalities.

🎯 Provide super competent and ethical services to your child and adolescent clients 


If any of this sounds like a dream, I want you to know that it's 100% possible for you.
And I know that because I've been exactly where you are now and have learned without a doubt that play therapy is the most effective way to help children heal.

Having a solid foundational understanding about what sets play therapy apart from other expressive arts modalities requires an understanding of its “roots” and the components and competencies of play therapy.

These also help you to understand the ethics of play therapy so you have a solid understanding of what is play therapy and how to use if effectively with your child and adolescent clients. 

Not sure you can do this? 

I've got a story for you

As a child and adolescent therapist for thirty years, I still remember when I finally found training and support to learn play therapy about twenty years ago.

You see, I was introduced to play therapy when I was a special education teacher for elementary aged children with emotional problems in the 1980s.  It was during my introduction to play therapy by our school psychologist that I realized I wanted to help children heal using this powerful modality.  

After graduating with a master’s degree in social work specializing in working with children and families, it took another decade to find the training and support I needed to feel confident using play therapy. This was before the internet when you could find anything quickly.  

I still remember what it felt like to muddle along trying to figure out how to use play therapy with my young clients. I remember feeling overwhelmed, confused, anxious, and lost because I didn’t have a solid foundation using play therapy nor an understanding of how play therapy actually worked. I often felt like a fraud. It was awful. Getting a solid foundation in play therapy was a game changer for me.

And now, with my thirty years’ experience in child/adolescent mental health and years of special education experience prior to that, I’m even more convinced that play therapy is the most effective way to help children heal.

Because I’m such a firm believer in play therapy
, I love helping the next generation of play therapists learn how to confidently, effectively, and ethically use play therapy to help your young clients heal.

You are the future of play therapy. You are the next generation of play therapists who will help children and adolescents heal.

My goal in this course is to provide you with a solid foundation in play therapy to ensure you have the tools you need to feel confident using it.  You know what they say about a strong foundation, right?  A strong foundation allows you to build a solid structure.  Poor foundation – poor structure and low-quality services.  Strong foundation – strong structure and high-quality services.

So.. are you in?

If you're ready to go from being clueless to being prepared, this course will get you there quickly and easily


This is why I created

This self-paced online course will provide you with a solid grounding in play therapy. You’ll know how to explain play therapy to parents and other professionals because you’ll understand the clinical roots and the essential components of play therapy. And you’ll know what makes play therapy the “go to” modality to help children heal because you’ll know how to accesses the therapeutic powers of play since this is an essential aspect of play therapy.

Now is the time to get started

HERE'S HOW GETTING GROUNDED IN PLAY THERAPY CAN HELP

Foundational to play therapy is understanding what it is, how it’s different from other expressive art modalities, and how to be competent using play therapy. This self-paced online course explains what play therapy is, the history of play therapy (its roots), and what it means to use play therapy competently, including culturally competent, and ethically. You’ll also learn some practical tips for supplies you need to set up your playroom that will save you time and money.

You’ll complete five modules in your own time zone and when it’s convenient for you. These five modules are:

  • Module 1: Course Overview 
  • Module 2: What is Play Therapy & History of Play Therapy 
  • Module 3: Foundational Aspects of Play Therapy 
  • Module 4: Clinical & Ethical Considerations in Play Therapy 
  • Module 5: Getting Started with Play Therapy 

You’ll complete activities to enhance your learning experience so you can take the information learned in the course and apply it to your work with children and adolescents.

Play therapists and mental health professionals will: 

  • 🤩 Explain what is play therapy and the three core competencies in play therapy
  • 🤩 Describe at least two aspects of play therapy inherent in all play therapy models
  • 🤩 Explain at least two ways to ensure cultural competency in play therapy
  • 🤩 Describe at least two ethical considerations in play therapy

Child/adolescent counselors, clinical social workers, marriage/family therapists, school counselors, school social workers, child/adolescent psychologists, play therapists pursuing their Registered Play Therapist credential through the Association for Play Therapy

This online self-paced course is the first in a series of six foundational play therapy trainings called Getting Grounded in Play Therapy Excellence. 

You can complete each training individually so you can determine your specific training needs. Beginning in January 2023, one new self-paced online course will be available. Each self-paced online course is purchased separately. This training provides the foundation for play therapists to fully understand what play therapy is and what’s needed to provide play therapy competently and ethically.

see what you collegues have said about Cathi's trainings
"Everything was great!"

Carla C.

"Loved all of the useful interventions."

Laura


"Cathi's experience and confidence in the model she developed plus her grounding energy helped in learning a whole new model. She brought it to life, including making comments during the first part explaining that Science is why you emphasize certain things with parents."

Cooper S.


“It was great! I love getting a more thorough framework to be able to better structure my sessions. 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.”

Jessica B.

Are you a perfect fit?

Getting grounded in play therapy is...
for you if:
  • ✔︎ You want a thorough understanding about what sets play therapy apart from other expressive arts modalities.
  • ✔︎ You want to know what it takes to be an exceptional play therapist who can help children and adolescents heal using the therapeutic powers of play.
  • ✔︎ You want to know how to explain play therapy to parents/guardians and other professionals so you can get their “buy-in” and support for play therapy to help children heal.


nor for you if:
  • ❌ You’re content getting mediocre results using games and art supplies without fully understanding how to access the therapeutic powers of play.
  • ❌ You don’t really care about providing super competent and ethical services to your child and adolescent clients.
  • ❌ You’re not a child/adolescent mental health provider.

This course allows you to complete a core training for play therapy when it’s convenient for you and in your own time. Since it’s only four hours, you can complete it quickly AND get great information to support your knowledge and skills using play therapy. I can hear your increased confidence understanding play therapy oozing through the screen!

If you're still reading, there's something holding you back.

 You may be asking yourself... 

Yes, this course is approved for the following play therapy CE hours:

4 Non-Contact CE hours, APT Approved Provider #20-621
• CEs only available for mental health professionals
• This training does not meet APT’s definition of a Live Webinar


* You may be able to use this course for your licensing board CEs specific to your discipline.  Contact your licensing board for to determine how to use this course for your licensing board requirements

Yes, this course is a core requirement to obtain your RPT credential.

For mental health professionals pursuing a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) certification, this training fits into Primary Area 1: Play Therapy History. This course discusses the history of play therapy, play therapy competencies, the therapeutic powers of play, and ethical and cultural considerations in play therapy. Play therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals

This is a self-paced course that you can complete in your own time zone and when it’s convenient for your schedule. You’ll watch the recorded video training, read the handouts for each module, and complete the activities to apply the information learned in the module. You’ll complete a quiz and course evaluation. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

The course is $57 and you have unlimited access to the course even after you completed it. Since your access is unique for you, please don’t share your access information with others. However – feel free to share the love with your colleagues and let them know how they can purchase this training for themselves (and get their play therapy CEs).

There are no refunds for this course.

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.

The course is $87 and you have unlimited access to the course even after you completed it. Since your access is unique for you, please don’t share your access information with others. However – feel free to share the love with your colleagues and let them know how they can purchase this training for themselves (and get their play therapy CEs).

There are no refunds for this course.

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.

ENROLL TODAY!

I can't wait to welcome you to Getting Grounded in Play Therapy Foundations!

If you've wanted to learn how to effectively and confidently use play therapy in the treatment process with your child and adolescent clients, this course will give you a solid foundation to enhance your clinical work and great ideas to use with your clients.

$87


With Continuing Education Hours






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