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Sat, Feb 22


Project Vida

Advanced Principles of Theraplay® as a Play Therapy Modality

This 2 hour CEU presentation, presented by Lizet Lopez-Longoria, MEd, LPC, will cover basic theoretical foundations, goals and the treatment process through the Theraplay lens.

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Advanced Principles of Theraplay® as a Play Therapy Modality
Advanced Principles of Theraplay® as a Play Therapy Modality

Time & Location

Feb 22, 2020, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Project Vida, 3607 Rivera Ave, El Paso, TX 79905, USA


About the Event


The presentation Advanced Principles of Theraplay® as a Play Therapy Modality will showcase the history, research, and treatment process of Theraplay®. The U.S Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has rated Theraplay “effective” (highest rating) on the National Registry for Evidence Based Programs and Practices.  The presenter will review the theoretical foundation of Theraplay® to demonstrate the research behind this practice.  The participants will learn the structure of a Theraplay® session with videos and live demonstrations.  The presenter will demonstrate a session with a parent to help participants understand the therapist role in a Theraplay® session between a parent/caregiver and the child.  Participants will also learn the treatment process and learn how to set goals for treatment planning of the client. As a result, participants will be able to identify how Theraplay® differs from other modalities.


  • Participants will learn the theoretical foundation of Theraplay® and the research supporting it to further guide their play therapy practice. 
  • Participants will learn how to structure a play therapy session using Theraplay® principles. 
  • Participants will be able to set play therapy goals in working with caregivers when using Theraplay® principles. 
  • Participants will learn the basic Theraplay® treatment process and explore ways to incorporate it into their own play therapy practice.


Lizet López-Longoria began her professional career in business administration.  She took a sabbatical after having children. During this time she decided to pursue a career as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  During her LPC internship, she realized she loved working with children and using play therapy.  She is trained in Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), and Level One Theraplay.  She is currently working towards her Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credentialing. Lizet is currently the Lead Counselor for the BeWell program at Project Vida and provides counseling to students in the Socorro Independent School District. 


If you're a member of FWTAPT this presentation is included in your annual membership.  Memberships are valid through February 29, 2020.  If you're not currently a member you can visit our membership page to register.

FWTAPT is an APT approved provider #99-074.  This presentation features 2 CEU's.  

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