Inviting Parents to Play Using Attachment-Centered Play Therapy: APT Approved Training for Professionals

Inviting Parents to Play Using Attachment-Centered Play Therapy: APT Approved Training for Professionals

Date: July 13, 2018 9-4:30

Location: Argosy University

121 Election Rd. Suite 300, Draper UT

Parents are a powerful force to be reckoned with and inviting them to be a part of the play therapy process is a critical component to creating lasting change in the child’s world. So why is this so hard to do?? Clinicians new and seasoned alike struggle with allowing and inviting parents to participate in play therapy for a multitude of reasons but learning skills in building a strong alliance with the parents is a MUST in child and family therapy. In this dynamic workshop, participants will learn the hows, whys, whens, and what-to-dos of parent-child play therapy utilizing Attachment Centered Play Therapy. You will learn attachment centered play therapy interventions, as well as take a look at your own roadblocks in a hands-on, experiential, nurturing learning environment. Get ready to learn and play!

Learning Objectives:

Participants will learn how to introduce and maintain parent involvement in play therapy

Participants will learn how to introduce and explain what Play Therapy is to parents in an easy to understand language

Participants will learn play therapy techniques that parents and children can do together inside and outside of the play therapy session

Participants will increase their understanding of attachment theory and different attachment styles that impact parent’s ability to engage and be involved in their child’s treatment

About the Presenter:

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Throughout her career, she has focused on providing therapy to children, teens, and their families. She is currently the Clinical Director at Wasatch Family Therapy. Ms. Mellenthin is a sought after supervisor, training graduate students and interns in play therapy, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern California MSW program. She is currently the President of the Utah Association For Play Therapy. In addition to being an experienced play therapist and professor, Ms. Mellenthin frequently presents professional play therapy and family therapy trainings and appears on local and national TV and radio as an expert on children and family issues.

Wasatch Family Therapy APT Approved Continuing Education Provider Number: 14-372

This training provides 6 hours of play therapy training by Association for Play Therapy

Registration/Check in 8:30 am

1.5 hour lunch break (on your own) from noon-1:30 PM

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