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    • 05/12/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual

    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.

          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 level

        Past events

        02/24/2023 Annual State Conference 2023
        01/20/2023 Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy: It’s More than Worksheets!
        12/02/2022 Using Pop Culture, LEGO, and Video Games in Play Therapy
        08/26/2022 History and Theory of Play Therapy
        06/03/2022 Bringing Nature into Play Therapy Supervision: Revitalize Your Self, Play, and Practice!
        05/06/2022 West Regional Workshop 2022
        04/22/2022 The Culture of Technology in Play Therapy
        03/25/2022 The Importance of Getting the Whole Picture in Play Therapy
        03/18/2022 Utilizing Child Centered Play Therapy to Advocate and Support Transgender and Gender Expansive Children and Adolescents
        02/25/2022 Annual State Conference 2022
        01/28/2022 Play Therapy with the Sexually Acting Out Child
        12/03/2021 Adlerian Play Therapy through a Neurobiology Lens
        11/12/2021 Co-Regulation in Play Therapy: Harnessing the Power of Relational Neuroscience to Improve Your Practice
        10/22/2021 Play Therapy Supervision Training
        09/17/2021 Paws in the Playroom: Animal Assisted Play Therapy
        08/20/2021 Nuts and Bolts of Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy
        06/25/2021 Addressing Grief and Loss in the Play Room
        05/14/2021 Play Therapy with Adoptive Families
        04/30/2021 Why You Playin’- Using Play to Empower and Build Self Esteem with Girls
        03/19/2021 History and Theory of Play Therapy
        02/20/2021 Playful Supervision: Play Therapy Supervision
        02/20/2021 Use of Play Therapy and Creative Therapies to Help with Anxiety
        02/19/2021 Using Polyvagal Theory in Play Therapy
        02/19/2021 Play Therapy & Traumatized Children: Finding the Eye in the Hurricane
        02/18/2021 Play Therapy with the Sexually Acting Out Child
        02/18/2021 Anxiety, Pinterest, and Play Therapy
        02/18/2021 Identifying & Utilizing the Therapeutic Powers of Play in Play Therapy
        02/17/2021 Using Play Therapy with Trans and Non-Binary Clients
        02/17/2021 Using Play Therapy to Prepare Child Witnesses for Court
        02/17/2021 Movies and Music and Play Therapy, Oh My!
        02/17/2021 Sponsor Opportunities - Annual (Virtual) State Conference 2021
        02/17/2021 Continuing Education for 2021 Virtual Annual Conference
        11/13/2020 Virtual Workshop: Play Therapy Basics using Neuroscience to Shift Clinician and Parental Paradigms of Behavior: A Hands-On Approach
        05/01/2020 East Regional Workshop: Experiential Trauma-Informed Play Therapy: Theory, Evidence, Assessment, and Treatment
        02/28/2020 Friday Night Supervision - Annual State Conference 2020
        02/28/2020 Annual State Conference 2020
        02/28/2020 Sponsor Opportunities - Annual State Conference 2020
        02/28/2020 Vendor/Exhibitor Opportunities - Annual State Conference 2020
        11/08/2019 West Regional Workshop 2019
        04/26/2019 East Regional Workshop: Using Lego® in Play Therapy
        02/15/2019 Friday Night Supervision - Annual State Conference 2019
        02/15/2019 2019 Annual State Conference
        11/09/2018 West Regional Workshop
        05/18/2018 East Regional Workshop: Top 12 Creative Play Therapy Interventions for Teens & Tweens
        02/16/2018 22nd Annual MIAPT Play Therapy Conference

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