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Modern Play Therapy: Incorporating Digital Play in Practice
Presented by Rachel Altvater, Psy.D., RPT-S
The coronavirus pandemic forced thousands of play therapists to rapidly adjust their practice overnight. Tele-play therapy became a universal therapeutic go-to as a way to maintain a supportive and healing therapeutic space during an unprecedented time. Since this method of service delivery is in its infancy stage, many play therapists are at a loss for how to competently and ethically navigate this play therapy platform. This webinar will serve as a guide for play therapists to creatively implement digital interventions based on their chosen clinical approach. Play therapists will be encouraged to identify their core theoretical foundation to assist with conceptualization of problem behaviors and choice of appropriate tele-play therapy interventions. Play therapists will learn how to implement online, digital interventions to traditional, in-person playrooms to meet the modern child where they are in a digital era. Ethical considerations, diversity factors, and limitations will also be explored.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe chosen core theoretical framework for play therapy practice.
- Apply clinically sound tele-play therapy interventions based on theoretical framework and client problem behavior.
- Identify two diversity factors and two ethical considerations when navigating the tele-play therapy platform.
- Demonstrate application of digital tools via tele-play therapy and transition of these interventions back to in-office play therapy sessions.
Level of training: Foundational
2 CONTACT CEs toward the Techniques/Method Content Requirement
About our presenter: Dr. Rachel Altvater is a Licensed Psychologist in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, Registered Play Therapist–Supervisor, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She is the owner of Creative Psychological Health Services, an affiliate faculty member at Loyola University Maryland, and the president of the Maryland/DC Association for Play Therapy. Dr. Altvater published two articles in the International Journal of Play Therapy on her research of technology use in play therapy and is a contributing author in Integrating Technology in Modern Therapies: A Clinician’s Guide to Developments and Interventions, Digital Play Therapy: A Clinician’s Guide to Comfort and Competence, and Cultural Issues in Play Therapy (2nd ed.; in press). She is the recipient of the 2019 Emerging Leader Service Award from the Association for Play Therapy, the 2018 Outstanding Play Therapy Research Award from the Maryland/DC Association for Play Therapy, and the 2018 Distinguished Alumna of the Year from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, D.C. Campus.
AZAPT Members & Participants $35
Limited to 40 participants.
Your spot will not be guaranteed without completion of registration.
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 2 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 September 21, 2020. Cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested.