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History and Theory of Play Therapy
Presented by Juliet Fortino, MC, LPC, RPT-S
Our play therapy predecessors guided the play therapy field and educated future play therapists in skill, theory, and technique. The history of play therapy and its development over the years is an integral part of the novice play therapists’ education. Additionally, the theoretical underpinning of play therapy work are critical to practitioners developing a sound foundation leading to successful play therapy engagement with clients. This workshop will explore the history of play therapy and the theories we use to cultivate a well-rounded play therapy practice.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe the history and progression of play therapy
- Explain the basic fundamentals of play therapy
- Identify several seminal play therapy theoretical approaches and apply these theories to case examples
- Create a personal theoretical foundation of play therapy for use in practice
Level of training: Foundational
3 CONTACT CEs - 2 hours of History and 1 hour of Seminal Theory
About our presenter: Juliet Fortino, MC, LPC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor works with children and Families involved with Department of child Safety and the various child mental health agencies in the Tucson community in a private practice setting. She has 23 years experience working with child trauma, abuse, attachment, and play therapy. She currently uses play therapy in individual and family therapy to help children heal from their previous traumas. She has extensive experience working with children of all ages, including the 0-5 age group. She speaks locally and nationally on a variety of topics.
AZAPT Members $45; Nonmember Guests $55
Limited to 40 participants.
VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting so participants can see each other. Participants will be awarded CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours.
AZAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 97-035. AZAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph, video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote AZAPT.
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than October 25, 2020. Cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested.