History and Theory of Play Therapy
presented by Juliet Fortino, LPC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™
Our play therapy predecessors guided the play therapy field and educated future play therapists in skill, theory, and technique. The history of play therapy and its development over the years is an integral part of the novice play therapists’ education. Additionally, the theoretical underpinning of play therapy work is critical to practitioners developing a sound foundation leading to successful play therapy engagement with clients. This workshop will explore the history of play therapy and the theories we use to cultivate a well-rounded play therapy practice.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Describe the history and progression of play therapy
- Explain the basic fundamentals of play therapy
- Identify several seminal play therapy theoretical approaches and apply these theories to case examples
- Create a personal theoretical foundation of play therapy for use in practice
Session limited to 40 participants. | 3 APT CE (2 hours of History, 1 hour of Seminal Theory) - Please note that CEs are not for anything other than APT hours.
ABOUT OUR PRESENTER: Juliet Fortino, MC, LPC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™ works with Children and Families involved with Department of Child Safety and the various child mental health agencies in the Tucson community in a private practice setting. She has 23 years’ experience working with child trauma, abuse, attachment, and play therapy. She currently uses play therapy in individual and family therapy to help children heal from their previous traumas. She has extensive experience working with children of all ages, including the 0-5 age group. She speaks locally and nationally on a variety of topics.
VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting. Participants will be awarded APT 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.
MIAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 99-050. MIAPT maintains responsibility for the program.
PHOTO RELEASE: By registering for this training, 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 MIAPT 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 $15 administrative fee. Cancellation requests must be made in writing. No refunds after March 1, 2021.
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Skill Level: All skill levels