Texas Ethics, Research, and APT Best Practice Guidelines Applied to Play Therapy

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This play therapy training is offered On-Demand as a go at your own pace course for non-contact hours. Play therapists face numerous ethical dilemmas involving both children and their families. Participants will apply the Texas state board rules and codes of ethics for LPC/LMFT/LSW, principles from research in play therapy and in the counseling field, and APT Best Practice Guidelines to over 35 play therapy vignettes involving ethical dilemmas. The training is offered with a video and a handout that includes matching format sections for Texas board rules and codes of ethics followed by ethical dilemma vignette interactive discussions. This training also includes a journal article on ethics in play therapy for participants in the on-demand version of the training.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify board rules and codes of ethics for each Texas license, principles in play therapy and counseling field research, and APT Best Practice guidelines
  2. Apply principles from board rules and codes of ethics, play therapy and counseling field research, and APT Best Practice Guidelines to play therapy ethical dilemma vignettes
  3. Evaluate personal play therapy professional practices and how to comply with the highest ethical standards

Dr. Rhonda Johnson


Dr. Rhonda Johnson has been leading Texas Ethics courses throughout the state of Texas since 2012 for counseling associations, agencies, hospitals, school counselors, play therapy associations, non-profits, and private groups. She is the owner of CCFAM Training, established in 2012, specializing as a Live, Virtual, and Online CEU provider with a focus on supervision, Texas Ethics, play therapy, and children who have experienced trauma. Through CCFAM Training, Dr. Johnson also provides private practice coaching and consulting for mental health professionals in leadership and supervisory roles, as well as supervision for LPC, LMFT, RPT, and practicum students.

Dr. Johnson is also the owner of a large group private practice, the Center for Counseling and Family Relationships, which was established in 2007. She has been working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in private practice since 1999. Dr. Johnson became a TBRI Practitioner in 2011 for her specialty of working with children who have been adopted domestically or internationally, children in state foster care, and children who have experienced trauma.

Approved Continuing Education Provider

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.

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