Intro to Play Therapy - Part 2
Date: To Be Determined
Time: To Be Determined
Location: To Be Determined
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This is a one day training for therapists, counselors, social workers, and others who are interested in learning how to apply directive and nondirective play therapy techniques and work with youth and families in the child welfare or probation systems. This training is a continuation of the Intro to Play Therapy Part 1 and helps providers go beyond the basics and takes a step deeper into understanding and implementing play interventions. The aim for this training is to provide participants with experiential activities in order to provide effective play-based interventions and how to process them with youth and families in the child welfare and probation systems.
About the Trainer:
Cristal Alvarado is a bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Registered Play Therapist (RPT) with an MA in Counseling Psychology and Correctional Emphasis. She currently works with at-risk youth and Hayward families at the Hayward Police Department. Cristal previously worked with First Five in East San Jose and has been practicing play therapy since 2017. Cristal provides play therapy trainings centered on culture to agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area.
**All instructors and staff declare that they have no known conflicts of interest.*
- Participants will be able to assess when it is clinically appropriate to use play therapy interventions with clients.
- Participants will be able to identify play interventions that will help clients meet their targeted treatment goals.
By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:
identify at least 2 key factors that distinguish play therapy from play based interventions.
identify at least 3 instances in which to implement directive and no directive interventions.
implement at least 5 play therapy interventions with clients of all ages and in various modalities.
This is an introductory course designed for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, pre-licensed associates, and graduate mental health students.
To request accommodations for special needs, please email the Program Administrator at Cristal@FluentInPlayTherapy.com.
To obtain the grievance policy or report a grievance please email Cristal@FluentInPlayTherapy.com or call 510-516-4345.
Course Completion certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form and passing of a post-test. Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Full refund if canceled 45 days before training, minus $50 administrative fee; after that date there will be no refund unless space is filled from the waiting list. Participants may cancel via Cristal@FluentInPlayTherapy.com. If a course must be cancelled, the course participants are notified via email no later than one week in advance. In the event that an instructor has an emergency and must cancel a course with less than a week notice, participants will me notified immediately via email and include information regarding a rescheduled date.
CAMFT/CEPA - LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, LEP
Course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit, for LMFTs, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Cristal Alvarado is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #10003384) to sponsor continuing education for LMFT's, LCSW;s, LPCC;s, and LEP's. Cristal Alvarado maintains responsibility for the program and all its content.
8:30 – 12:00 pm Part 1 – Engaging Elementary and School Age Children Through Play
8:30 am – 9:30 am : Introductions and Play Therapy Basics
9:30 am – 10:00 am : Nondirective Play with Experiential Activities and Case Studies
10:00 am – 10:15 am – Break - not CEU eligible
10:15 am – 12:00 pm : Directive Play with Experiential Activities and Case Studies
10:15 am - 12:00 pm : Questions, Experientials, Case studies
12 pm – 1 pm : Lunch Break - not CEU eligible
1:00 pm – 4:30pm Part 2 – Engaging Teens Through Play
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm : Introductions and Play Therapy Basics
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm : Nondirective Play with Experiential Activities and Case Studies
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm – Break - not CEU eligible
3:15 pm – 4:20 pm : Directive Play with Experiential Activities and Case Studies
4:20 pm - 4:30 pm : Questions, Experientials, Case studies