National Play Therapy Week 2022
The Multicultural Playroom: Intentionality and Steps to Ensure Your Playroom is Culturally Inclusive presented by Dee C. Ray, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S
Play therapists are called upon to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse child population. In addition to the facilitation of multiculturally-inclusive play therapy through skills and approaches, the play therapist is responsible for providing an environment of inclusivity – the playroom. This session will present findings from a recent study on creating a culturally-inclusive playroom and steps for how play therapists can implement best practices for ensuring children of multiple intersectional identities feel a sense of safety and belonging in the playroom.
Participants will be able to:
- through a play therapy lens, define a multicultural playroom
- identify 7 ways a play therapist can ensure the playroom is culturally-inclusive
- identify toys and materials that are culturally-inclusive in play therapy
- identify toys and materials that are culturally-questionable in the playroom in play therapy
Level of training: Beginning
3 APT Non Contact CEs - Play Therapy Special Topics
About our presenter: Dee C. Ray, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S is Distinguished Teaching Professor and Elaine Millikan Mathes Professor in Early Childhood Education in the Counseling Program and Director of the Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas. Dr. Ray has published over 150 articles, chapters, and books, specializing in research specifically examining the process and effects of Child Centered Play Therapy in schools. She served as board member for the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling and Association for Play Therapy, founding editor of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling, and an American Counseling Association Fellow.
VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual session. Participants will be awarded APT NON-CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test.
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 (screen shot), 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 January 11, 2022. 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 or partial refunds will be considered after January 11, 2022.