Fall Conference

Idaho Association for Play Therapy 2020 Fall Virtual Conference

During this two day workshop participants will learn up to six play therapy interventions that can be used via telehealth. Join us on Thursday, October 29 from 4pm to 6pm (Mountain Time) and Saturday, November 14 from 10am to 12pm (Mountain Time) to learn more.

 

Limited Space! Only 40 people Maximum!

Thursday, October 29 from 4pm to 6pm:

Play Therapy Interventions for the age of Telehealth – Part 1

Description:

The first day of the workshop will cover the following interventions:

  • Origami Play: Transforming the Ninja Star as a playful meditative practice.
    • Using origami play as a self regulatory activity for disruptive children
  • Word Play: Using expressive arts to playfully remind children of their treatment goals.
    • A playful reminder of the goals the child is working on in treatment.
  • Block Play: Playfully building emotion regulation skills with LEGO.
    • Learning how to use play therapy skills by using blocks and/or LEGO’s to work on emotion regulation skills with their clients.

Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how using origami as a play therapy intervention can help hyperactive and/or disruptive youth.
  2. Demonstrate through active participation the use of origami as a play therapy intervention. 
  3. Utilize a playful expressive arts intervention to remind clients of treatment goals.
  4. Apply at least 2 play therapy interventions using blocks and/or LEGO’s to help clients work on emotion regulation.
  5. Identify play therapy research literature for each intervention presented.

About the Presenters:

The presenters for this workshop day are –

  • Michael Whitehead, PhD, LMFT, RPT-S – Board Member
    • Dr. Whitehead specializes in treating disruptive behavior in children using a whole family play therapy approach.
  • Trina Fischer, LCSW – President
  • Carmen Stites, LPC – Board Member

Saturday, November 14 from 10am to Noon:

Play Therapy Interventions for the age of Telehealth – Part 2

Description:

The second day of the workshop will cover the following interventions:

  • Card Play: Playing with Pokemon to build mindful skills.
    • Educating a child with mindful and self-regulatory skills by playing cards.
  • Cooperative Play: Utilize a cooperative play therapy drawing intervention to build clients self-esteem, allow for emotional expression, and improve cooperation.
    • An intervention to playfully develop interpersonal skills including cooperation, creative problem solving and building confidence.
  • Explorative Play: Playing in the child’s natural environment to discover relational skills.
    • A filial play therapy intervention to develop relationship skills, while helping clients to identify positive self-regulation.

Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify two mindful play therapy skills that will help children with regulation.
  2. Utilize a cooperative drawing to playfully build clients self-esteem and cooperation.
  3. Describe 2 filial play therapy interventions in a scavenger hunt format to build client positive self-regulation.
  4. Identify play therapy research literature for each intervention presented.

About the Presenters:

The presenters for this workshop day are –

  • Sherie Ann Flagg, LCSW, RPT-S – Secretary
  • Kami Cornwall, LCPC, LMHC – President Elect
    • Kami Cornwall specializes in play therapy for children who have experienced trauma in a variety of forms.
  • Sean Nixon, LCPC, LMFT, RPT-S – Treasurer

IDAPT is approved by the Association of Play Therapy, #05-167 to offer continuing education credits to play therapists.

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for (4 hrs – 2 each webinar) CONTACT CE Hours – There will be a Posttest with the evaluation. Certificates will be emailed after your posttest.