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Fri, Jan 27


Berger Counseling Services, LLC

Introduction to Play Therapy Techniques

Learn how to expand your play therapy knowledge in your services in a unique setting - an actual Play Therapy office!

Introduction to  Play Therapy Techniques
Introduction to  Play Therapy Techniques

Time & Location

Jan 27, 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM EST

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

About The Event

Ever wonder how play therapy techniques can enhance your clinical skills and build your toolbox? This workshop is a hands-on, experiential way to deepen your knowledge of play therapy services for all ages.  Learn how to expand the conversation through reflection, process issues through the powers of play and bring your authentic, playful self into the play room. Therapists will leave with play activities to incorporate with their clientele that will aid in with a variety of presenting  concerns, ages and situations.  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.

Participants should be able to…

  • Define Play Therapy and the steps to become a Registered Play Therapist
  • Describe at least two play therapy activities to incorporate into services with children, teens and adults
  • Identify cultural considerations with play therapy techniques 
  • Describe at least two ways that play therapy activities can be done in person and virtually
  • Define Reflection, Clean Language and other processing methods by the end of the workshop
  • Utilize effectively at least three processing methods by the end of the workshop
  • Demonstrate how to link activities to client's goals and outcomes

This workshop will be located at Berger Counseling Services' office in Coral Springs and limited to 10 participants. Your spot will not be guaranteed without completion of registration with payment.

LIVE: This  will be a  LIVE, in-person workshop. Participants must attend the entire presentation and will be awarded LIVE CONTACT CE's upon successful completion  of a post test. Approved by APT for 6 LIVE 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 the power of play therapy

10:30am-10:45am break

10:45am-12:00pm Introduction to reflection, Clean Language and processing methods

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm-2:30pm Activities for children, teens and adults

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 30 days prior to the 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.  All attendees who are not able to attend live will be provided credits for on-demand workshop for 6 NON-CONTACT CE's.

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, FL 33067


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