Sat, Jan 30 | Zoom Experience

Mini-Series Part 1: How to Create a Play Therapy Room

This presentation will teach participants how to create a play therapy room from scratch, particularly on a low budget. Various toys and resources will be discussed to identify their appropriateness for use within the play therapy room.
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Mini-Series Part 1: How to Create a Play Therapy Room

Time & Location

Jan 30, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Zoom Experience

About the Event

Presenter Bio:

Kristin Ponish Trick, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Registered Play Therapist (RPT) has worked as a therapist in the psychiatric hospital, non-profit agency, and private practice settings over the past seven years. She currently works as a private practitioner and specializes in the treatment of posttraumatic stress and anxiety disorders, and is certified in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training. She is also trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Level 1 of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Kristin has conducted mental health presentations at the local, regional, and national levels and has been published three times by the Association for Play Therapy:  Group Play Therapy in an Outpatient Psychiatric Hospital Setting (December 2018); Play Therapy and EMDR (June 2019); and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy:  An Alternative Approach (set for release in March 2021). She is a member of the Far West Texas Association for Play Therapy and the Association for Play Therapy. She earned a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling and Bachelor of Science in Religion from Liberty University. She enjoys travelling, running, writing, cooking, and reading. She lives in El Paso, TX with her husband and dog.

Presentation Abstract:

Play therapy is a unique intervention which requires much forethought by therapists to be effectively utilized. This presentation will teach participants how to create a play therapy room from scratch, particularly on a low budget. Various toys and resources will be discussed to identify their appropriateness for use within the play therapy room. Since therapists practice in an array of environments (i.e., agency, private practice, hospital, schools), the presentation will include detailed information about how to adapt play therapy for use in each setting. Particularly due to the pandemic and quarantine, practical ideas for virtual play therapy will be discussed.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Participants will learn how to create a space for effective play therapy.
  • Participants will identify items to include and exclude from play therapy.
  • Participants will recognize multiple environments in which play therapy rooms can be created.
  • Participants will learn practical ways to engage children in play therapy if using virtual platforms.

Other Details:

This presentation is part one of a six part series.  In lieu of our annual conference we have put together this Zoom mini-series.  This presentation is not included in your membership but can be purchased here.  You may purchase one presentation at a time or a package which offers a discount.  Presentations in this mini-series are treated ala carte.  Register for the presentations that you desire and feel would help expand your play therapy knowledge.  We understand that everyone is in a different place with their training and hope this approach will allow you to take what best suits you at this time.   

Please RSVP below and you will receive an email with the zoom link to access the presentation on the day of.  If you have any other questions, please contact us at farwesttapt@gmail.com

FWTAPT is an approved CE provider for APT #99-074

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 2 CONTACT CE Hours.

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