PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS

YEAR LONG TRAINING IN PLAY THERAPY 2014-2015

with

CARLA SHARP, APRN, RPT-S, CST-T

PLAY THERAPY CENTER OF HAWAII, LLC

APT Approved Provider 04-153

CLASSES ARE HELD ON SATURDAY AFTERNOONS FROM 1:00 TO 5:00  PM at the PLAY THERAPY CENTER OF HAWAII BEGINS SEPTEMBER 13, 2014   AND ENDS AUGUST 15, 2015. THERE ARE 36 CLASSES IN ALL. 

1.  Introduction to Play Therapy

2.Understanding the Roots of Play Therapy in Freud, Rank and Jung

3.  Axline’s Eight Basic Principles

4.  Understanding Play from a Developmental Perspective

5. Play from the Second Stage: Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt; Limit Setting

6. Play from the Third Stage: Initiative vs. Guilt: the Role of Fantasy

7.  Responding and Reflecting: The Use of Words

8.  The Three Stages of Play Therapy

9. Session One: Meeting the parents. Session Two to Four: Using Art in Assessment: The Human Figure Drawing

10.  The Human Figure Drawing, Part II


11.  Using Art in Assessment: The Kinetic Family Drawing

12.Session Five: Using Play in the Assessment of the Family: My Build-A-House technique


13.  Build-A-House Technique, Part II

14.. Session Six Feedback and the presentation of the treatment plan

15. Use of Modeling Clay in Play Therapy

16.  Use of Puppets in Play Therapy

17.Use of Play in the Expression and Mastery of Anger 

18.Responding and Reflecting: Interpretation within the Metaphor

19. Understanding the Dynamics of Childhood Grief

20. Play Therapy Techniques with the Bereaved Child

21. Forming Play Therapy Groups with Children

22. Case Presentation: An 8 year old boy who lost his father

23. Understanding the Dynamics of Childhood Trauma: PTSD in Children

24. Play Techniques with Traumatized Children

25. Case Presentation: A 5 year old boy who witnessed severe domestic violence

26. Understanding the Dynamics of Childhood Sexual Abuse

27. Play Techniques with the Sexually Abused Child

28. Case Study: An 8 year old girl abused by her father

29. The Rationale for Integrating Family Therapy and Play Therapy: Fundamentals and History

30. A Model for Understanding Family Functioning

31. Techniques for Use in Assessment and Treatment, Family Art Therapy, Part I

32. Family Art Therapy, Part II:

33. Using Puppets in Family Assessment and Treatment

34. Reattachment Play Therapy, Part I

35. Reattachment Play Therapy, Part II

36. Case Presentation: Integrating individual and family play therapy: the case of an 8 year old girl and her mother

Total: 135 hours of instruction in play therapy by APT provider 04-153. (24 additional hours required to become an RPT).


Required Reading: Each class will include discussion of the reading assignments. All assignments will be from the following texts. Reading assignments are not optional.

Axline, Virginia. Play Therapy,Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1947

Burns, R.C. and Kaufman, S.H. Actions, Styles and Symbols,Brunner/Mazel New York, N.Y. , 1972.

Gil, Eliana. Helping Abused and Traumatized Children: Integrating Directive and Nondirective Approaches, New York, Guilford Press, 2006

Gil, Eliana. Play in Family Therapy,New York, Guilford Press, 1994.

Landreth, Gary. Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship, Accelerated Development, Muncie, Indiana, 1991 Order from 1-800-222-1166

Peterson, Linda W. and Hardin, Milton E. Children in Distress: A Guide for Screening Children’s Art. New York: W.W. Norton and Co., 1997.

Schaefer, Charles and Kevin O'Connor (eds.) Handbook of Play Therapy, Wiley + Sons, NY, NY, 1983

Sharp, Carla. The Build-a-House Technique,self-published, 2005.


Assessment of Student Learning:

Four tests will be given at announced intervals to help students assess their absorption of the material. These tests will be for student feedback only. A final exam will be a compilation of the previous tests and will be taken in August, 2010. Students must score 80% on the final exam in order to be given credit for 126 hours of instruction in play therapy.

Learning methods: PowerPoint presentations, experiential exercises, reading and class discussion. Optional practicum in year two or students may practice skills in their own clinical setting.

Learning Objectives: Each student will

  • understand the history of play therapy

  • learn to use Axline’s Eight Principles of Non-directive play therapy

  • be able to identify play from three developmental levels

  • interpret the human figure drawing

  • interpret the kinetic family drawing

  • learn to use play as a family assessment tool

  • learn other play techniques to aid in child and family assessment

  • appreciate the child’s use of metaphor to express their conflict

  • gain a beginning ability to interpret metaphor

  • become comfortable using modeling clay in play therapy

  • become comfortable using puppetry in play therapy

  • become comfortable using role play in play therapy

  • understand the psychodynamics underlying the victim of sexual abuse

  • understand the psychodynamics underlying the traumatized child

  • understand the psychodynamics underlying the bereaved child

  • learn how to apply play therapy principles to special populations

  • gain mastery in assessment of the family system

  • be able to integrate play therapy and family therapy

  • gain a working knowledge and practice of applying play techniques to family therapy

  • develop a working knowledge of biological attachment

  • gain theoretical understanding of how dyadic psychotherapy works

  • learn to apply play techniques in dyadic psychotherapy

  • gain confidence in his/her own play therapy skills

  • become a highly effective play therapist

Fees:

THIS TRAINING IS AVAILABLE FOR Hawaii Association for Play Therapy  MEMBERS ONLY.

Year One: 135 hours of instruction in play therapy

$2400.00 payable in 4 installments of $600.00 each due September 1, 2014, January 15, 2015,  April 15, and June 15, 2015.

or $2200.00 if paid in full by 9-1-14.

or Purchase the Play Therapy Training Package which includes the one year of training plus 35 hours of play therapy supervision needed to become a Registered Play Therapist. Fee is $3200.00 if paid in full by 9-1-14. 


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Enrollment Form

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Please sign me up for:

 ___Year One Training paid in full by 9-1-14……………………………………………..$2200.00

 ___Year One Training First Installment due by 9-1-14………………………………….$600.00

___Play Therapy Training Package paid by 9-1-14………………………………………$3200.00

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Please make check payable and mail to Play Therapy Center of Hawaii, LLC. To pay by credit card, please call me at 261-0066.