What Does Their Play Say? 3/9/2018, 1pm-4pm, Rogers, AR, Click Image to Register

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What Does Their Play Say? 3/9/2018, 1pm-4pm, Rogers, AR, Click Image to Register

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In child-centered play therapy, it is assumed that "toys are used like words by children, and play is their language (Landreth, 2012, p. 12). One challenge for play therapists is determining what meaning a child may be conveying through their play. In this presentation, participants will learn about the definition of play themes, the relevancy of play themes, and common categories of play themes. Case examples will be presented to provide participants with the opportunity to consider how to apply play themes in the practice of child-centered play therapy.

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Presentation Title: What Does their Play Say? Using Themes in Child-Centered Play Therapy

Presentation Description: In child-centered play therapy, it is assumed that "toys are used like words by children, and play is their language (Landreth, 2012, p. 12). One challenge for play therapists is determining what meaning a child may be conveying through their play. In this presentation, participants will learn about the definition of play themes, the relevancy of play themes, and common categories of play themes. Case examples will be presented to provide participants with the opportunity to consider how to apply play themes in the practice of child-centered play therapy.

Learning Objectives: 

(1) Participants will be able to describe what a play theme is and their usefulness in child-centered play therapy. 
(2) Participants will be able to describe common examples of play themes in play therapy. 
(3) Participants will be able to analyze and apply play themes to play therapy case examples.

Date & Time: March 9th, 2018, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (3 hours CE*)

Location for Training: John Brown University Rogers Center, 2807 W Ajax Ave #200, Rogers, AR 72758 United States

Presenter(s) Biography: Nick is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Arkansas. He is also a Registered Play Therapist through the Association for Play Therapy. Nick is an Assistant Professor of Counseling at John Brown University.

*The Arkansas Association for Play Therapy (ArAPT) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6346. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ArAPT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. ArAPT is also an APT Approved Provider (07-199).

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