Let's Play Your Way! Cultural Considerations in Play Therapy
Presented by LaKaavia Taylor, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, Registered Play Therapist™, Certified CCPT-S, Certified CPRT-S
Play therapists often encounter children from different diverse backgrounds. During these encounters, play therapists must consider the impact of culture on the child and the play therapy process. Cultural competence is needed to build a therapeutic alliance and intervene in a culturally competent manner. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use play therapy knowledge, attitudinal traits, and skills in working with diverse child populations. Participants will also have opportunities to reflect on their own beliefs and cultural background.
Participants will be able to:
- Identify three ways a child’s identity and cultural background affect the play therapy process.
- Identify four cultural considerations for working with children from diverse backgrounds in play therapy.
- Describe how play therapy can promote and empower a healthy cultural identity. 4 -Discuss knowledge, skills, and methods needed to address cultural opportunities in play therapy.
Level of training: Intermediate
2 APT CONTACT CE - Play Therapy Special Topics
About our presenter: LaKaavia Taylor, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, Registered Play Therapist™, Certified CCPT-S, Certified CPRT-S is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the counseling program at the University of North Texas, where she earned her PhD in counseling with a specialization in play therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and a Registered Play Therapist. Dr. Taylor has counseling experience with children, adolescents, and families in various settings, including community agencies, schools, private practice, and university clinics. Her clinical expertise is multicultural counseling. She also has extensive experience working with children to address trauma, socio-emotional development, racial identity, and behavioral concerns. Dr. Taylor has specialized training as a Certified Child-Centered Play Therapist Supervisor and a Certified Child-Parent Relationship Therapist Supervisor. She is the first researcher in the field to conduct a randomized controlled trial exploring the effectiveness of play therapy with African-American children. Dr. Taylor has delivered presentations at numerous national and state professional conferences, published research on play therapy, and contributed to A Therapist’s Guide to Child Development: Extraordinarily Normal Years and Multicultural Play Therapy: Making the Most of Cultural Opportunities with Children. Through her current and past leadership positions in various counseling organizations, she engages in advocacy efforts for children and adolescents in counseling.
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, 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 after May 1, 2022.
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