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History and Theory of Play Therapy

  • 08/26/2022
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Virtual


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  • A participant registering as “student” must be a full-time student at a college or university and provide a written letter, transcript or schedule from their University verifying the status.
  • Complimentary Registration for Speaker and Conference Committee Members

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History and Theory of Play Therapy

presented by Juliet Fortino, MC, 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 underpinnings of play therapy work are 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:  

  1. Describe the history and progression of play therapy
  2. Explain the basic fundamentals of play therapy
  3. Identify at least 5 seminal play therapy theoretical approaches and apply these theories to case examples
  4. Create a personal theoretical foundation of play therapy for use in practice

    Session limited to 50 participants.

    3 APT Non-Contact CE - This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar."

    Basic Level | Play Therapy History, Seminal Theory

    Please note that CEs are only for 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 25 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. Juliet speaks locally and nationally on a variety of play therapy topics.

    VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual workshop. Participants will be awarded APT NON-CONTACT CE after successful completion of a post test. This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar." Participants must be visible throughout the presentation. 

    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 August 5, 2022.

    EMAIL LIST: By registering for this training, you are giving MIAPT permission to add your email to our email list.

    ADA/Section 504: If you have special needs, please contact

    Skill Level: All skill levels

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