Play Therapy with Adoptive Families
Presented by Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S
This presentation will overview some commonly occurring needs of adoptive families presenting for play therapy services. The content will show how play therapists can take steps outside of client contact to increase sensitivity to possible dynamics related to adoptive families’ journeys, including deeper awareness of attachment complexities. Also, some adaptations to common play therapy skills will be discussed so that services can be accommodated to remain relevant to the shifting themes that occur throughout the treatment plan.
Participants will be able to:
- Discuss common presenting needs for adoptive families seeking play therapy
- Discuss modifications to common play therapy skills to adjust for potential attachment-related presentations
- Apply attachment theory constructs to common play therapy clinical theoretical approaches
Level of training: Intermediate
2 APT CONTACT CE - Play Therapy Special Topics
About our presenter: Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, has 20 years of practice in family and play therapy. Drawing on lessons learned from working with attachment trauma in a variety of mental health settings, Marshall regularly teaches on trauma, expressive therapies, and attachment-informed family work around the globe. In addition to maintaining a small clinical practice, Marshall also conducts supervision and consultation sessions with counseling professionals who are pursuing EMDR certification and RPT status, often with a particular focus on the use of sandtray therapy. Marshall has published in professional journals and magazines in addition to contributing to the books Counseling Families: Play-Based Treatment and EMDR with Children in the Play Therapy Room: An Integrated Approach.
AZAPT Members $40; Nonmember Guests $50
Limited to 40 participants.
VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting so participants can see each other. Participants will be awarded APT 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 May 1, 2021. Cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested. No refunds after May 1, 2021.
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