Play Therapy with Adoptive Families
presented by Marshall Lyles, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S
This virtual session will overview some commonly occurring needs of adoptive families presenting for play therapy services. The content will show how play therapists can take steps outside of client contact to increase sensitivity to possible dynamics related to adoptive families’ journeys, including deeper awareness of attachment complexities. Also, some adaptations to common play therapy skills will be discussed so that services can be accommodated to remain relevant to the shifting themes that occur throughout the treatment plan.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Discuss common presenting needs for adoptive families seeking play therapy
- Discuss modifications to common play therapy skills to adjust for potential attachment-related presentations
- Apply attachment theory constructs to common play therapy clinical theoretical approaches
Session limited to 40 participants. | 3 APT CE | Intermediate Level
Please note that CEs are not for anything other than APT hours.
ABOUT OUR PRESENTER: Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S has 20 years of practice in family and play therapy. Drawing on lessons learned from working with attachment trauma in a variety of mental health settings, Marshall regularly teaches on trauma, expressive therapies, and attachment-informed family work around the globe. In addition to maintaining a small clinical practice, Marshall also conducts supervision and consultation sessions with counseling professionals who are pursuing EMDR certification and RPT status, often with a particular focus on the use of sandtray therapy. Marshall has published in professional journals and magazines in addition to contributing to the books Counseling Families: Play-Based Treatment and EMDR with Children in the Play Therapy Room: An Integrated Approach.
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.
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Skill Level: All skill levels