Virtual Annual State Conference 2021
Play Therapy & Traumatized Children: Finding the Eye in the Hurricane - Brian L Bethel, PhD, LPCC-S, LCDC III, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™ & Julie A. Oates, M.Ed, LPCC-S, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™
Unfortunately, trauma has become a pervasive experience in the lives of children. While no one is immune from aversive experiences, children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to a diversity of challenges as a result of traumatic events. While there is a myriad of symptoms associated with trauma, hypervigilance an anxiety is common for children who have been traumatized. This training will highlight the ubiquitous nature of anxiety and trauma and offer mental health clinicians specific play therapy strategies for addressing these clinical obstacles. Moreover, this presentation will highlight the incorporation of play therapy theories and techniques with other research supported practices for trauma specific paradigms.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate 6 specific play therapy techniques for children with anxiety.
- Explain strategies for incorporating play therapy strategies with other specific trauma -paradigms.
- Cite current research associated with play therapy and traumatized children.
Session limited to 40 participants. | Intermediate
PRESENTER BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Brian L. Bethel, PhD, LPCC-S, LCDC III, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™ is a Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor (LPCC-S), a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC III), and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) with specialized training in counseling children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Bethel earned his PhD In Counselor Education and Supervision from Ohio University where he also earned dual master’s degrees in Clinical Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling. With over twenty years of clinical practice, Dr. Bethel brings a diversity of strengths to his clinical practice. As the founder and director of Interplay Counseling and Consultation Services, LLC., Dr. Bethel operates a private counseling practice and provides educational services to community organizations. He has dedicated much of his professional career to working with individuals impacted by trauma and continues as a mental health clinician for a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center that serves children and families across southern and southeastern, Ohio. Julie Oates, M.Ed, LPCC-S, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™ is a Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor (LPCC-S), a Licensed Chemical and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) with specialized training in counseling children, adolescents, and families. Ms. Oates currently serves as an outpatient therapist with Adena Counseling in Chillicothe, Ohio. In addition to her clinical duties, Ms. Oates is a trained forensic interviewer and former Executive Director of a nationally accredited child advocacy center. Ms. Oates earned her master’s degree in clinical counseling from Ohio University and is currently completing doctoral studies in Counselor Education and Supervision. With over twenty years of clinical experience, Ms. Oates has dedicated much of her career to working with children and families who have been impacted by trauma.
WORKSHOP LOCATION: This will be a virtual meeting. Participants will be awarded CONTACT CE after successful completion of a post test. Participants must be visible throughout the presentation. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours.
If you want Continuing Education, you must register separately. Continuing Education is available for $25. You only need to register ONCE, which will be valid for all sessions scheduled during the virtual conference.
- A single fee is applicable to all workshops you attend if you meet CE requirements.
- You must attend via Zoom with your video on & face visible for the entire workshop.
- You must set your Zoom name to match your Registration & State License
- You must pass a Post Test with 80% by 2/27/2021.
HANDOUTS: Our policy is to email all handouts. Please include a valid email address with your registration to receive the handouts.
PHOTO RELEASE: By registering for this conference, you are giving permission for MIAPT to use any photographs (screenshots) that are taken at the event containing your likeness for as long as MIAPT deems appropriate and desirable. Photographs may be used on the MIAPT website, social media pages, and/or newsletter for any purpose. By completing the registration, you are also consenting to waive any rights to the photographs indefinitely. If you do not wish to have your photo used, it is your responsibility to notify Angelita Valdez at registration of your request to be omitted.
CANCELLATION POLICY: If you notify MIAPT you are canceling, and we are able to fill your spot, you will receive a refund for the registration fee minus $25 administrative fee. Cancellation requests must be made in writing.
Michigan Association for Play Therapy: MIAPT is a professional organization striving to advance the theory and practice of play therapy through activities such as conferences, seminars, and networking in order to serve the mental health needs of Michigan children, families, schools and communities. For more information on the Conference visit our website at www.miapt.org.
Attendance Monitoring: Attendance monitoring is achieved through participants keeping video feed turned on at all times with participant's face visible, signing the CE Application Form which attests adherence to attendance monitoring.
Play Therapy Credit: To receive APT CE credit, participants must complete and achieve a passing score of a post-quiz. Questions regarding CE credit, the program, learning objectives, or grievance issues, contact The Institute at email@example.com.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: This workshop for mental health professionals is co-sponsored by the MI Assn. Play Therapy and the Institute for Continuing Education. CE credit is offered for the disciplines listed below. Full attendance is required for the sessions in which you participate. The CE processing fee is $25 and requires a separate registration to MIAPT. CE verification is mailed to attendees following the program. If you have questions regarding CE credit, please contact The Institute at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of attendees to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets the regulations of their state licensing/certification board.
NOTE: Do not submit the CE processing with your completed CE packet. MIAPT will supply The Institute for Continuing Education with a listing of participants who paid the fee to MIAPT with registration.
Psychology: The Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute maintains responsibility for the program. Counseling: The Institute is recognized as a provider of continuing education by the Ohio Board Social Work and Counseling, provider RCS 030001. NBCC credit is not offered. Social Work: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized as a provider of continuing education by the Ohio Board of Social Work and Counseling, Provider RCS 030001. Marriage/Family Therapy: The Institute is recognized by the Ohio Board MFT, Provider RTX 100501. Play Therapy: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by The Association for Play Therapy to sponsor continuing education specific to play therapy. The Institute maintains responsibility for the program. APT Approved Provider 98-040. Nursing: The Institute for Continuing Education is an approved continuing education provider by the California Board of Nursing, Provider CEP 12646. It is the responsibility of nurses to check with their state board to determine if CE credit issues by an approved provider of the CA Board of Nursing, meet regulations of their board.
ADA/Section 504: If you have special needs, please contact email@example.com.
Skill Level: All skill levels
CE Packets are accepted by MAIL only. Email packets will not be accepted. A complete CE packet should include: 1) CE Application form; 2) Attendance Log; 3) Completed Evaluation Form for the session you attend. Mail Packets to: The Institute for Continuing Education, PO Box 1369, Fairhope, AL 36533.