Presenter: Emily Keller, PhD, RPT-S
Date: April 25, 2021
Time: 10 AM to 1 PM, PST
Early Registration: $72, by April 11
Registration: $90, after April 11
Contact CE Hours: 3 (APT)
Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been
approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours
Audience: Health Professionals, School Counselors, Childlife Specialists
Level: Beginner & Intermediate
Use developmental theory to strategically apply play therapy to couples therapy and family therapy.
- Use play therapy to assess boundaries, enmeshment, and separation-and-individuation issues in couples and families.
Play is an important part of a balanced and healthy life for children, adults, couples, and families. It both promotes and is a sign of healthy attachment and bonding. This workshop offers a growth-focused cycling model of development across the lifespan, which integrates neurological, attachment, and relational needs for each stage. The presenter integrates these models through a Transactional Analysis and Gestalt Therapy lens.
The presenter will discuss various types of play and Play Therapy and how they promote health at all ages and stages. Participants will receive information about targeting play therapy interventions to meet appropriate developmental needs based on models of individual, couples, and family development. Also, participants will explore the role of play in their own lives through a series of experiential exercises.
Needs Assessment: We are committed to matching the content of our workshops to the specific needs in society. Dr. Keller will discuss the role of play across the lifespan and the implications for offering play therapy to clients of all ages. She will also explore play in society and how our society views play behavior in different cultures and age groups. She will discuss how to view clients' needs for play and specific play therapy interventions through these lenses.
- Discuss the benefits of play therapy for adults
- Describe how play therapy can help clients move through developmental stages in which they feel stuck
- List three activities to help identify a couple's developmental stage
15 Minute introduction to lifespan development
15 Minute description of couples development
15 Minute overview of family development
30 Minute experiential exercise (to be downloaded prior to the webinar)
15 Minute processing and discussion
30 Minute Exploration of research literature
15 Minute discussion of how to target play therapy interventions based on evidence-based research
15 Benefits of play therapy for relationships
15 Social and cultural stigmas related to play behaviors
15 Targeting research-based play therapy interventions developmentally and socially for holistic health
Policies: For detailed information about the refund/cancellation policy; instructor credentials; CE credits; and information about any portion of the program that is not eligible for CE credits, click here.
Bio: Dr. Keller is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and mom to four boys. She integrates what she has learned professionally and experienced personally into this series of one-hour workshops for parents. This will be an interactive, fun experience. Dr. Keller leverages her training in couples therapy, family therapy, play therapy, sand tray therapy, relational-cultural theory, redecision therapy, and social justice into an integrative workshop experience that offers warmth and depth for participants. She is passionate about changing societies at the family level, and believes that everyone benefits when we access and support our authentic self.
Dr. Keller and her husband of 20 years live in Livermore, CA, where they care for their four boys.
Livermore, CA 94551-2146
|Registration Fee||$ 90.00|