Washington Association for Play Therapy

 Promoting the Healing Power of Play in Washington

Cascadia Training - Introduction to Play Therapy: Theory, Application, and Techniques

  • January 08, 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Shoreline Conference Center - 18560 1st Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98115

6 CEs. 
$140.00 Registration Fee

This course is for those wanting the background theory and therapeutic processes to ensure effective play therapy to children and adolescents.

Children are the foundation to the world's future.  In every culture, children engage in different forms of play.  Through this seminar, you will learn the theories, strategies and applications of play therapy in clinical sessions.  The connection between play therapy and its therapeutic impact on children and adolescents will become clear.  Mental health counselors, school counselors, childcare providers and graduate students can all benefit from this training.

This dynamic and interactive workshop is based upon up to date empirical data.  Participants will experience practical and recent examples of topics that are explored.  Samples of appropriate toys, handouts, books, etc., will be available for participants to view.

Course Objectives 

  • Learn the what's, why's and principles of play therapy
  • Explore the development theories within play therapy, including relevant and acceptable current play therapy models
  • Examine what play therapy can reveal...the intangibles
  • Review the techniques and intricacies of play therapy
  • Apply play therapy techniques to children of all cultures
  • Understand the intricate nature of communication between the child and the therapist. 

The Presenter:
Cary McAdams Hamilton, MA, MFT, LMHC, CMHS, RPT-S has worked in private practice, non-profit mental health service providers, juvenile justice, public education, residential treatment center and county assistance programs.



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