Washington Association for Play Therapy

 Promoting the Healing Power of Play in Washington

Seattle Networking Meeting

  • June 08, 2016
  • 7:00 PM
  • Seattle

Western Washington Networking Meeting 

 â€œConversations about Culture and Play Therapy"

June 8, 2016

 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

1707 N 45th St, Suite 100 Seattle WA 98103

 * Entrance is in the back on the building in the Wells Fargo parking lot

Please join us for our next networking meeting with Katie Maynard, MSW, LICSW
DATE & TIME: June 8, 2016, 7:00-8:45PM

TOPIC: Conversations about Culture and Play Therapy

1.5 FREE CE Clock Hours Provided (APT-APPROVED PROVIDER #11-296)

Please email info@wa4pt.com for further information.

Come join us for a discussion of how cultural sensitivity can strengthen your practice, client relationships, and personal growth.

 Learning Objectives:

This networking session will use real scenarios as well as participant examples to explore how culture shapes the experience of play therapy for both the client and the therapist.  We will discuss how to put cultural sensitivity and humility into action in our daily practice with children and their families.  Special attention will be given to the areas of parent participation, culturally-influenced play themes, beliefs about mental health, taboo topics, and stocking the playroom with inclusive materials.

*   Learn about the ethical and professional mandates for cultural sensitivity in play therapy

*   Identify 3-4 ways that enhanced cultural sensitivity positively impacts how we perceive and respond to our clients as a play therapists

*   Discuss ways to pursue clinical growth in this area, as well as what to do when you experience a cultural miscommunication or misunderstanding


Social workers, psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, school counselors, nurses, interns, undergraduate and graduate students

Students are highly encouraged to attend. If you are new to play therapy or still learning, please come with your curiosity and questions!

** Students: Did you know you can begin to accrue APT Approved CEs that will count toward your RPT credential even before you graduate with your Master's Degree?!

Cost: Free!!!

The Seattle meeting will be facilitated by Katie Maynard, MSW, LICSW.  Katie has been providing individual and family therapy for 16 years and is certified as a Child Mental Health Specialist as well as an Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist.  She has worked as a play therapist  in a variety of diverse settings, including Central Youth and Family Services and the Immigrant and Refugee Program at Youth Eastside Services.  She currently works in private practice in Seattle.

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