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Partnering with Parents in the Play Therapy Process with the Brain in Mind

  • 05/12/2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 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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Partnering with Parents in the Play Therapy Process with the Brain in Mind

presented by Dalena Dillman Taylor, PhD, LMHC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™

Working with parents in the play therapy process can be challenging. And the first six years of life are the most influential period of neuronal growth and the most vulnerable to maltreatment. Whereas, many parents want a quick fix, therapy takes time. In this interactive, experiential workshop, the presenter will discuss how to engage parents in effective discipline practices that are grounded in relationship based on their child’s specific needs; examine play therapy and parent consultations through a neuroscientific lens, specifically the Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) framework pioneered by Dan Siegel (2012); outline specific interventions to be used in parent consultations that are complimentary to neuroscience research that supports the positive growth of children, and guide participants in connecting these philosophies through case examples, activities, and discussion in their work with parents.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:  

  1. Name the four phases of Adlerian play therapy
  2. Describe at least two parent-specific skills for parent consultations in the play therapy process
  3. Link IPNB levels to the Adlerian play therapy phases
  4. Describe unique techniques to respond to the different personality priorities in parent consultations

        Session limited to 50 participants.

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

        Intermediate Level | Seminal/Historically Significant Theories, Play Therapy Special Topics

        Please note that CEs are only for APT hours. 

        ABOUT OUR PRESENTER: Dalena Dillman Taylor, PhD, LMHC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida. She founded and directs the UCF PLAY Lab working with Master’s and Doctoral Students engaging in research related to play therapy. Dalena is a wife and mother to three precious daughters who put her skills as a play therapist to work daily. She is a skilled educator, researcher, and approaches her work as a trainer and consultant with a passion dedicated to helping counselors grow their own skills to better serve their child clients.

        VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual workshop. Participants will be awarded APT LIVE WEBINAR 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 May 1, 2023.

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

        Skill Level: All skill level

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