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The Marriage of CBT and Play Therapy-Merging CBT and Play Therapy in the Therapy Space

  • 05/17/2024
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Virtual


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The Marriage of CBT and Play Therapy-Merging CBT and Play Therapy in the Therapy Space

Presented by Erica Tatum-Sheade LCSW RPT™ and Ryan Sheade, LCSW

How do you move beyond just the basic of a theory?  During this workshops participants will get a deeper overview of Cognitive Behavioral Theory and how it can be merged with Play Therapy. Learning how to align play therapy and CBT, beyond just having toys present, can assist play therapists in developing a deeper understanding of their client’s therapeutic process. Using the Therapeutic Powers of Play and CBT Theory to help create growth and healing in the therapy space.

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

  1. Describe the foundation of cognitive behavioral theory and how to apply its tenets to play therapy
  2. Explain how the TPOP can be merged with CBT for younger children
  3. Utilize at least three play therapy techniques from a CBT perspective
  4. Analyze the TPOP to facilitate deeper understanding of cognitive theory

    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

    Please note that CEs are only for APT hours. 

    ABOUT OUR PRESENTERS: Erica Tatum-Sheade is a licensed Psychotherapist, Registered Play Therapist and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator. Erica has long been a tireless advocate for children in Arizona, first as a senior social worker with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and then as the co-owner of Integrated Mental Health Associates (IMHA), where she provides therapy for children and adolescents. In 2018, after seeing a growing need for support for young girls, she created a group curriculum called G.E.M.S.™ (Girls Empowered, Motivated, and Strong), where she teaches concepts of confidence, empowerment, self-esteem, and authenticity to girls from elementary through high school. She provides training and public speaking on mental health to the public and other helping professionals. Mrs. Tatum-Sheade sits on the boards of many organizations, including the Association for Play Therapy Arizona Chapter, the Sun Valley Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc, Black Therapists in AZ, and the suicide-prevention non-profit Kid in the Corner. She is also the co-Lead for the Rocky Mountain Southwest Regional Facilitators for the Daring Way.

    Ryan M. Sheade, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker that has been practicing psychotherapy in Arizona since 2004. Founding Integrated Mental Health Associates (IMHA) in 2014 with the intention of providing open, professional, and effective mental health treatment to as many people as possible. Ryan currently sees individuals, couples, and families and serves as Founder and Clinical Director for IMHA. Ryan was previously faculty, spending almost four years as adjunct faculty and then as a Faculty Lecturer in the Graduate School of Social Work at Arizona State University, teaching seven different classes including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, and Assessment of Mental Disorders. He has also served as a subject matter expert for curriculum development and taught courses at Grand Canyon University. Ryan continues to teach therapists through the Arizona Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training (AzIAPT), which he co-founded in 2017.  In addition to his clinical practice and supervision at IMHA, Ryan also serves as Director of the Therapy, Support, and Counseling Ministry (TSCM) of the Franciscan Renewal Center, a retreat center of the Franciscan Province of Saint Barbara.

    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, 2024.

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