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The Marriage of CBT and Play Therapy-Merging CBT and Play Therapy in the Therapy Space

  • 24 Jul 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virtual Meeting


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The Marriage of CBT and Play Therapy-Merging CBT and Play Therapy in the Therapy Space

Presented by Erica Tatum-Sheade LCSW RPT™ and Ryan Sheade, LCSW

How do you move beyond just the basic of a theory? During this workshops participants will get a deeper overview of Cognitive Behavioral Theory and how it can be merged with Play Therapy. Learning how to align play therapy and CBT, beyond just having toys present, can assist play therapists in developing a deeper understanding of their client’s therapeutic process. Using the Therapeutic Powers of Play and CBT Theory will help create growth and healing in the play therapy space.

Learning Objectives: 

Participants will:

  1. Describe the foundation of cognitive behavioral theory and how to apply its tenets to play therapy
  2. Explain how the TPOP can be merged with CBT for younger children
  3. Utilize at least three play therapy techniques from a CBT perspective
  4. Analyze the TPOP to facilitate deeper understanding of cognitive theory

Level of training: Foundational

3 APT Live Webinar CE - Play Therapy Seminal Theory, Play Therapy Special Topics

This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar."

About our presenters: Erica Tatum-Sheade is a licensed Psychotherapist, Registered Play Therapist and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator. Erica has long been a tireless advocate for children in Arizona, first as a senior social worker with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and then as the co-owner of Integrated Mental Health Associates (IMHA), where she provides therapy for children and adolescents. In 2018, after seeing a growing need for support for young girls, she created a group curriculum called G.E.M.S.™ (Girls Empowered, Motivated, and Strong), where she teaches concepts of confidence, empowerment, self-esteem, and authenticity to girls from elementary through high school. She provides training and public speaking on mental health to the public and other helping professionals. Mrs. Tatum-Sheade sits on the boards of many organizations, including the Association for Play Therapy Arizona Chapter, the Sun Valley Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc, Black Therapists in AZ, and the suicide-prevention non-profit Kid in the Corner. She is also the co-Lead for the Rocky Mountain Southwest Regional Facilitators for the Daring Way

Ryan M. Sheade, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker that has been practicing psychotherapy in Arizona since 2004. Founding Integrated Mental Health Associates (IMHA) in 2014 with the intention of providing open, professional, and effective mental health treatment to as many people as possible. Ryan currently sees individuals, couples, and families and serves as Founder and Clinical Director for IMHA. Ryan was previously faculty, spending almost four years as adjunct faculty and then as a Faculty Lecturer in the Graduate School of Social Work at Arizona State University, teaching seven different classes including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, and Assessment of Mental Disorders. He has also served as a subject matter expert for curriculum development and taught courses at Grand Canyon University. Ryan continues to teach therapists through the Arizona Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training (AzIAPT), which he co-founded in 2017.  In addition to his clinical practice and supervision at IMHA, Ryan also serves as Director of the Therapy, Support, and Counseling Ministry (TSCM) of the Franciscan Renewal Center, a retreat center of the Franciscan Province of Saint Barbara.

AZAPT Members $50; Guests $60

Limited to 50 participants.

LIVE WEBINAR: Per APT guidelines, video cameras must be on throughout the presentation for contact CE. Participants will be awarded APT LIVE WEBINAR CE upon successful completion of a post test. This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar."

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 July 1, 2023. Cancellations are subject to a $20 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested. No refunds after July 1, 2023.

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Arizona Association for Play Therapy

10869 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 103-243

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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