Seminar Detail

Play Therapy: Proven Treatment Strategies for Trauma, Anxiety, OCD and More!
Play Therapy: Proven Treatment Strategies for Trauma, Anxiety, OCD and More!

Where:  ROCKVILLE, MD

When:  Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Details

$219.99
Single Registration
$199.99
2+ Group Rate: per person
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Location

BEST WESTERN PLUS ROCKVILLE HOTEL & SUITES
1251 W MONTGOMERY AVE
ROCKVILLE, MD 20850
Phone: 301-424-4940
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Course Description:

Play Therapy is an incredible communication tool for children when they are unable to verbally express themselves. Through play, children are allowed to:
  • Become aware of and express their feelings
  • Manage anger
  • Improve self-control
  • Reduce fear, anxiety and depression
You will leave with a toolbox filled with ready to use Play Therapy techniques that you will immediately implement in your work with children and can also be adapted for clients of all ages.

Attend this workshop and you will learn how to interpret the way in which children play, the importance of what they play with, what they create and the significance of patterns in their play. You will learn to “listen” to what they are telling you. Play Therapy expert, Christine Dargon, Ph.D., will show you how to effectively use sand trays, coloring exercises, puppets, dance/movement, “I Spy”, Gift Boxes and so many other powerful techniques. Much of this conference will include active learning and hands-on participation. So get ready to learn and have fun!
Objectives:
  1. Critique methods for how to engage the family for long-term success.
  2. Implement easy play therapy techniques for specific presenting issues; anger, abuse, depression, etc.
  3. Diagnose various mental health issues through the utilization of play.
  4. Design short-term play therapy techniques to maximize behavior change.
  5. Organize these tools in order to determine the best play techniques, depending upon the presenting issue.
  6. Compile a thorough list of play techniques in order to be more effective in a variety of settings including group play therapy.
OUTLINE

Play Therapy – How to Use it!

Specific Techniques and Novel Approaches
  • Assessment and diagnostic
  • Techniques to use early on in treatment
  • An ongoing process
  • Therapeutic benefits
  • Emotions and behavior
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal
  • Communication – learn to listen to your client
  • Language, play and drawing development
Disorders and Client Situations
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Depression and self-esteem issues
  • ADHD
  • Abuse
  • Fears/nightmares
  • Groups and families
Play Therapy Techniques
  • Non-Directive Techniques:
    • Sand tray work
    • Watercolors
    • House-tree-person
    • Play dough
    • Finger painting
  • Directive Techniques:
    • I Spy
    • Story Telling
    • Sentence Completions
    • Doll house
    • Gift boxes
    • Movement
    • What do you want to be when you grow up?
    • What animal am I?
    • Role Playing
    • Maps – where in the world do you want to be?
    • Dance and movement
    • Board games
    • Emotions – Feelings and faces
    • Bam Bam dolls
    • Music
Areas of Caution
  • Wet and dry
    • Selecting the right mediums
    • The Limbic System
  • Importance of collaboration
  • Children who have been abused
  • Sexualized and acting out behaviors
  • Importance of self-care

M. CATHERINE SPOONER, LCSW, RPT/S, CTS-C

M. Catherine Spooner, LCSW, RPT/S, CTS-C, has spent her entire professional career, since 1981, working with children, adolescents and their families. She has worked in a variety of capacities including therapeutic recreation with special needs children, teaching special education with children experiencing emotional and learning difficulties, residential mental health treatment programs, substance abuse treatment and outpatient psychotherapy. She was introduced to the therapeutic powers of play during her time in special education in the late 1980’s. As an outpatient psychotherapist, Catherine began specializing in the integration of play and expressive therapies into clinical practice. During this time she obtained her certification in play therapy and basic sand therapy. In 2005, she formed Phoenix Family Counseling & Play Therapy Center, PLLC, a private group psychotherapy practice that specializes in providing play and expressive therapy services to children and adolescents.

Her expertise includes children and adolescents experiencing trauma and attachment issues as well as depression, anxiety, grief & loss, behavior problems, court-involved youth, homeless populations, ADHD, foster care and adoption issues, parental separation, divorce and school issues. Her interest in traumatized children and adolescents led her to obtain her trauma certification through the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC). This trauma certification integrated the sensory aspect of trauma with a grounding in neurobiology using play and expressive therapies. In addition to providing psychotherapy services, Catherine is a seasoned speaker at national, state and local conferences and workshops. She conducts workshops using play therapy, for trauma and attachment issues and treatment and multicultural issues impacting children and adolescents.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




PLAY THERAPISTS
PESI, Inc. is an APT Approved Provider 05-165. Full attendance at this program will qualify for 6.0 contact hours. Play therapy credit will not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.


COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

VIRGINIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

WEST VIRGINIA COUNSELORS: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education provider through the West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling. Provider #: WVBEC-558. This course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


EDUCATORS/TEACHERS
This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 6.25 clock hours in length.

WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATORS: This course has been approved by the West Virginia Extended Learning for 0.6 CEUs. Course Key: 00897AAA.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
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PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS
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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

WEST VIRGINIA SOCIAL WORKERS: The West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners can only approve programs held in the state of West Virginia. This course does not qualify for West Virginia social work credits. You will still receive a certificate of completion at the end of the seminar to retain for your records.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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