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Fri, Sep 29


Berger Counseling Services, LLC

Culturally Competent Play Therapy for Grief & Loss

Supporting children, teens and adults through grief & loss can be difficulty to navigate. Learn how to help through play, art and sandtray therapy techniques. Counts towards APT Skills & Methods, Special Topics

Culturally Competent Play Therapy for Grief & Loss
Culturally Competent Play Therapy for Grief & Loss

Time & Location

Sep 29, 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT

Berger Counseling Services, LLC, 7522 Wiles Rd Suite B213, Coral Springs, FL 33067, USA

About The Event

Presented by Marla Berger, LMHC, ATR, RPT-S, Eagala Advanced Certified

About this Event

Grief and loss are ever present - yet we often are not taught how to help children, teens and adults. Cultural norms, counter-transference and societal pressures combine to make talking about death, divorce and loss difficult. Models of grief and loss, talking with bereaved children and teens, as well as typical versus atypical grief reactions will be processed. This webinar will serve as a guide for therapists to infuse their practice with art, play and sandtray activities that will support bereaved and grieving individuals. Clinicians will learn how griefwork shows up through CCPT and Adlerian Play Therapy. Therapists will be able to incorporate learned skills into their clinical approach and techniques into in person and online telehealth services. Ethical considerations, diversity and limitations will also be explored.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Define grief, loss, trauma
  2. Identify how grief themes come up in CCPT and Adlerian Play Therapy
  3. Incorporate correct lanugage with children, teens and adults
  4. Describe at least two art, play and sandtray activities to incorporate into grief and loss services
  5. Identify cultural considerations with play and art therapy techniques unique to bereavement
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of Task-based grief models and how they can be incorporated into play therapy services

Limited to 15 participants. Your spot will not be guaranteed without completion of registration with payment.

This is a LIVE CONTACT workshop approved by APT for 6 CONTACT CE Hours & Florida  LMHC, LMFT & LCSW CEU's.

APT Approved Provider #20-618  & Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy  and Mental Health Counseling BAP#50-20533

Play therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals


9:00am-10:30am Introduction to Grief, Loss & Trauma

10:30am-10:45am break

10:45am-12:00pm Define Task Based Model & incorporate into CCPT and Adlerian Play Therapy

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm-2:30pm Activities for children, teens and adults through CCPT and Adlerian lens

2:30pm-2:45pm break

2:45pm-4:30pm Cultural considerations, linking to client goals and outcomes

4:30pm Goodbyes

Cancellation Policy: All  cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than one month prior to workshop to receive a 100% refund. Requests made after will receive 50% refund or transfer to a later workshop. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be  requested.

About our presenter: Marla Berger, LMHC, ATR, RPT-S™, Eagala Advanced Certified

​Marla is a Licensed Mental  Health Counselor, Registered Art Therapist, Registered Play Therapist -  Supervisor™, EMDR Trained, PATH Int'l Certified Therapeutic Riding  Instructor, Qualified Supervisor, Natural Lifemanship Certification  Student and an Eagala Advanced Certified Professional. In other words,  she loves experiential therapies! Marla founded Berger Counseling  Services in 2009 and has presented locally and nationally on experiential services, trauma and bereavement.

Berger Counseling Services

Coral Springs & Parkland, FL 33067



  • Registration

    Registration includes 6 APT CE & Florida LMHC, LMFT & LCSW CEU's to participants eligible to receive.

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