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Fun with Foundations: History and Theories of Play Therapy

  • 15 Nov 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual Meeting


Fun with Foundations: History and Theories of Play Therapy

Presented by: Danyale Weems, LCSW, RPT-S, EMDR Certified

Let's be real, play has been around as long as humans have existed. Play therapy has been around since Freud. Part of becoming a play therapist is knowing and learning our history and foundation. Knowing why you are doing what you are doing and being able to communicate this to caregivers and others in the community maintains the credibility of what we do as Play Therapists. In this workshop participants will learn how play therapy began, developed and grew to be what it is today. Participants will learn the historical and seminal theories under the umbrella of play therapy. Participants will have a brief overview of the therapeutic powers of play and how they came to be. Participants will learn and practice play therapy activities connected to the theories.    

Learning Objectives 
Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify 4 main areas within Therapeutic Powers of Play and their applicability in play therapy
  2. Identify Seminal and Historical Theories Connected to Play Therapy
  3. Demonstrate 2 play therapy techniques/interventions connected to theories

Level of training: Foundational/Intermediate | Play Therapy Skills and Methods, Play Therapy Seminal or Historically Significant Theories

This training is approved by APT Approved Provider 97-035 for 3 CE hours.

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

About our presenter: Danyale Weems, LCSW, RPT-S™, EMDR Certified and an EMDR Consultant in training owns a private practice in rural Georgia where she specializes in working with children, adolescents and their families with complex trauma and neuro-developmental disorders. She has advanced training and education in clinical supervision and provides supervision to Social Workers, Counselors and Play Therapists. Danyale currently provides supervision and consultation across the country. She has partnered with her local University to create awareness around using play therapy as a primary way of healing for children and families. Danyale provides trainings locally and state-wide. She has provided trainings for the GA NASW, Tanner Hospital System, GA LPC Chapter, and University of West GA..

AZAPT Members $50; Guests $60

Limited to 50 participants.

LIVE WEBINAR: Per APT guidelines, video cameras must be on throughout the presentation for live webinar 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 November 1, 2024. 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 November 1, 2024.

By registering for this training, you are giving AZAPT permission to add your email to our email list and permission for AZAPT to use any photographs or screenshots taken during the training for promotional purposes.

Arizona Association for Play Therapy

10869 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 103-243

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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