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Grief and Attachment through a Gestalt Play Therapy Lens

  • 09/15/2023
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 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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Grief and Attachment through a Gestalt Play Therapy Lens

presented by Renee Turner, PhD, LPC-S, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™

Despite the natural occurrence of grief, clinicians wrestle with treating the nuanced and pervasive effects of grief, especially disenfranchised, traumatic, and non-death grief. In this workshop, attendees will conceptualize complex grief in children through a Gestalt Play Therapy lens. Attendees will identify attachment-focused, play and art-based engagements to address grief and unfinished business.

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

  1. Differentiate between types of losses (i.e., death vs. non-death; disenfranchised; complicated) that present in the playroom
  2. Identify play themes and play behaviors consistent in grieving children
  3. Describe Gestalt Play Therapy engagements to address disenfranchised grief

        Session limited to 50 participants.

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

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

        Please note that CEs are only for APT hours. 

        ABOUT OUR PRESENTER: Renee Turner, PhD, LPC-S, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor is a play therapy author, researcher, and trainer who specializes in trauma, grief and loss, embodied play therapy, and play therapy supervision. She practices from a relational Gestalt framework and relies on sandtray and expressive therapies to help clients integrate experiences.

        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 August 1, 2023.

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

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