Basics of Play Therapy

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This play therapy training is offered Live In-Person and Virtual via Zoom Platform. This training is geared towards play therapists, who did not have formal play therapy training as a part of their education. The basics of play therapy history, theory, toy selection, and skills will be included to expand knowledge for working with children in a way that is grounded in child-centered theory. There will be a focus on building the parent/ therapist alliance and areas to explore during intake to enhance play therapy practice. Participants will have the opportunity to practice basic play therapy responses and skills to implement in play therapy sessions.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe play therapy and its benefits for helping children heal
  2. Explain the history of play therapy and theory
  3. Utilize knowledge of how to make play therapy therapeutic through the selection of toys and designing of a playroom
  4. List important areas to explore during play therapy intake sessions
  5. Plan how to build a strong play therapy alliance for the play therapist and parent
  6. Identify Child Centered Play Therapy skills to use in play therapy sessions

Jaime Colatriano

LPC-S, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor™, EMDR TRAINED

Jaime Colatriano joined the Center for Counseling and Family Relationships in 2014. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Counseling in 2004.  Jaime also completed her Master’s degree in Counseling at the University of North Texas in 2010.  She received her License as a Professional Counselor in 2012 and became a Registered Play Therapist in 2013.  Jaime is EMDR Trained and is a Certified Prepare Enrich Facilitator to give couple’s assessments. Prior to becoming a counselor, she worked for an Early Childhood Intervention Program, for 5 years, where she utilized knowledge about typical child development and gained experience in collaborating with school districts to help children and their families obtain appropriate services.

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CCFAM Training has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7105. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CCFAM Training is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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This training is non-refundable, unless cancelled by training provider. Event will be cancelled if fewer than 5 participants.

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