Play Therapy Training, Frenchman’s Cove, Jamaica

With Dr. Emily Keller, NCC, LPC-S, RPT/S Approved Provider of Play Therapy Continuing Education

Join me in Port Antonio, Jamaica, February 1 to 8, 2020. This play therapy training will take place along with the USA Transactional Analysis Association (USATAA) annual gathering

Attendees will be able to attend all workshops offered by both events.

The cost for both events is $1345.

USATAA Gathering 

The 21st-annual USATAA Jamaica Gathering will take place from February 1 to February 8 at Frenchman’s Cove, a quaint seaside village of bungalows and open meeting space.

The Gathering fee is $995 if purchased alone; Register by Dec. 15, 2019. The fee covers: 

  • Conference registration
  • 7 nights stay in a guest room or shared villa, 
  • Breakfast, daily
  • 5 luncheons at the beach
  • 1 evening meal
  • Gratuities
  • 2020 USATAA membership

 

*Flights, local transportation, and airport transfers not included. Because the Gathering fee covers rooms and many meals, as well as the meeting space, it is mandatory for all participants.

Play Therapy Training

The Play Therapy Training is being offered as an add-on event. This year is the first year we are offering an add-on training in Play Therapy. 

By paying an additional $350 (Register by December 15, 2019), you will receive:

  • 18.5 Direct Contact CEs, APT 

These CE hours count toward the 150 CE training hours required by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) to become a Registered Play Therapist.

 

Email info@dremilykeller.com for more information

Play Therapy Training Schedule

Sunday & Monday, February 2 & 3, 2-5 PM: Integrating Play Therapy and Transactional Analysis; 6 Direct Contact CEs (3 hours each day); Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Tuesday & Wednesday, February 4 , 2-5 PM & February 5, 9-12:30, 2-5 PM Integrating Sand Tray into Play Therapy ; 9.5 Direct Contact CEs; Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Thursday, February 6, 2-5 PM; Using Expressive Arts in Play Therapy to Facilitate Emotional Literacy; 3 Direct Contact CEs; Level: Beginner to Intermediate

TBD, 9 AM-12 PM; Introduction to Gestalt Play Therapy ; 3 Direct Contact CEs; Level: Beginner

 

Total Direct Contact Play Therapy CEs: 18.5

Integrating Play Therapy and Transactional Analysis

6 Direct Contact CEs; Level: Beginner to intermediate

Practitioners around the world are using transactional analysis. They are also working with children. This introductory workshop focuses on the integration of TA theory and play therapy. We will explore child develop, contracting, ego states, strokes, and life script theory through a play therapy lens. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. State three benefits of integrating TA and play therapy theories
  2. Discuss the role of strokes in play therapy 
  3. List three ways life scripts emerge during play therapy 
  4. Describe the role of contracting in play therapy 
  5. List three ways to use play therapy to explore ego states
  6. Describe how play and play therapy promote healing through a TA lens

Schedule:

Day One (Sunday)

2-3 PM: Introduction to play therapy modalities

3-4 PM: TA Theory 

4-5 PM: Experiential exercise to explore integration of both theories

Day Two (Monday)

2-3 Exploring life scripts in play therapy

3-4 PM Experiential exercise followed by exploration of ego states in play therapy

4-5 PM Development of Child ego state throughout lifespan and applications of play therapy

 

Integrating Sand Tray into Play Therapy through a TA Lens

9.5 Direct Contact CEs; Level Beginner to Intermediate

Sand tray is a powerful therapeutic tool often used in play therapy. It is popular with play therapists for a number of reasons: sand tray gives children a language to express themselves; t offers a way for expressing what often feels beyond the capacity of words; and it’s an accessible canvas for the unconscious mind. This workshop on using sand tray in play therapy will explore a brief history of sand tray, setting up a sand tray, and exploring sand tray in play therapy through a TA lens.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define sand tray play therapy
  2. Discuss the history of sand tray play therapy
  3. Discuss the theoretical foundations of sand tray play therapy
  4. Explain the importance of a right-brain to right-brain connection in sand tray play therapy 
  5. List four benefits of using sand tray in play therapy
  6. Discuss the importance of having a variety of miniatures available for play therapy
  7. Explain the importance of looking at how a client’s sand tray evolves in play therapy 
  8. List three TA concepts that can be explored through sand tray in play therapy
  9. Describe sand tray play therapy through a TA lens 

Schedule:

Day One (Tuesday)

2-3 PM: Introduction to using sand tray in play therapy

3-3:30 PM: Sand tray benefits and play therapy research

3:30-4 PM: Sand tray setup in the playroom

4-5 PM: Demonstration with exploration using TA concepts

Day Two (Wednesday)

9-10 AM: Sand tray and play therapy themes

10-11 AM: Sand Tray & the brain

11 AM-12:30 PM Group Practice

2-3 PM Integrating TA and sand tray play therapy

3-4 PM Group practice

4-5 PM Final exploration of TA theory, sand tray, and play therapy

Using Expressive Arts in Play Therapy to Facilitate Emotional Regulation

3 Direct Contact CEs; Level: Beginner 

This workshop offers an overview of integrating expressive arts in play therapy. It also offers an overview of emotional regulation. The presenter will take participants through a variety of experiential exercises to explore feelings and invite communication about them.

Learning Objectives

  1. List and describe four basic feelings we explore in play therapy
  2. Explain the difference between authentic and racket feelings and how to use play therapy to access authentic feelings
  3. Demonstrate a play therapy exercise for emotional regulation
  4. List three play therapy techniques for increasing emotional literacy 

Schedule

2-3 PM: Overview introduction to expressive arts 

3-4 PM: Emotional literacy and regulation

4-5 PM: Experiential exercises

 

 

Introduction to Gestalt Play Therapy

3 Direct Contact CEs; Level: Beginner 

The time of this workshop will be 9 AM – 12 PM; the day will be determined at the initial Sunday Gathering meeting. 

This workshop offers an overview of Gestalt play therapy. Redecision therapists integrate TA and Gestalt therapy. To further enhance TA theraipsts’ understanding of play therapy, we will take a look at Gestalt play therapy: specifically, the theory as well as some practical Gestalt play therapy exercises that redecision therapists and TA therapists can incorporate in their therapy with clients of all age. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe goal of Gestalt play therapy
  2. Describe the role of the play therapist in Gestalt play therapy
  3. State the steps and purpose of at least one Gestalt play therapy intervention 

Schedule

2-3 PM: Introduction to Gestalt play therapy

3-4 PM: Gestalt play therapy process

4-5 PM: Experiential exercises

 

 

ATTENDANCE AND CANCELLATION POLICY Cancel by January 10, 2020, for a refund, minus $50 administrative fee.