Advanced Play Therapy: Level Two

Advanced Play Therapy: Level Two

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This training is appropriate for those who have already completed the Level One training provided through Molly Gratton and/or Dan Bayly, have completed a similar Level One training program, have obtained a substantial portion of APT approved training hours (approximately 50), or who have significant other practical experience or training which will be determined on a case by case basis. It is recommended that anyone attending the Level Two training be actively involved in therapeutic work and/or play therapy.

The presentation method of the Level Two training is a combination of lecture and PowerPoint, case sharing and consultation, role plays, video examples, group activities and experiential or hands on activities. The emphasis will be on experiential activities and real world practical applications including experience in a fully equipped play room. Guest speakers with specialized knowledge and experience may be utilized whenever available. All training materials and supplies will be provided.

Although each day has a specific set of topics to provide structure, the program is cumulative and each day will draw on the previous days’ activities and experiences. Therefore, full attendance and participation is required for successful program completion. Conversations and information regarding ethics and ethical applications will be integrated throughout the curriculum. The topics and schedule of presentation of particular topics may vary.

Upon successful completion of this program participants will:

  1. Be prepared to visualize/verbalize conceptualization of a play therapy case in a supervision setting
  2. Be prepared to complete a comprehensive play based assessment and treatment plan
  3. Identify the brain structures and explain the interaction between the cortex and mid brain affective systems involved in play
  4. Identify at least three different approaches and techniques for working with specialized populations and diagnoses
  5. Gain an understanding of sand tray therapy and its history and use in play therapy
  6. Be prepared to conduct a sand tray play therapy session
  7. Gain confidence in communicating with other professionals and community members related to play therapy and the benefits of play
  8. Be able to articulate and relate play therapy to the concepts of attachment, trauma, and normal developmental stages to parents
  9. Be prepared to work with children with a number of specific and general presenting issues including trauma, neurodevelopmental disorders, and aggressive and defiant children
  10. Demonstrate knowledge of their own competencies and develop a plan for continued growth, learning, and development as a play therapist

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Date And Time

04/24/23 @ 12:30 PM (MST) to
04/30/23 @ 04:00 PM (MST)

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