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Fri, Apr 07


Berger Counseling Services at Twine Barn

Nature Play Therapy

Learn how to incorporate nature into your play therapy services in a unique setting - Berger Counseling Services' Equine Assisted Psychotherapy barn in Parkland, FL!

Nature Play Therapy
Nature Play Therapy

Time & Location

Apr 07, 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT

Berger Counseling Services at Twine Barn, NW 82nd St, Parkland, FL 33076, USA

About The Event

Ever wonder how play therapy can incorporate the great outdoors?  We're surrounded by flora & fauna, but it can feel intimidating to add our natural resources into our play therapy services. This workshop is a hands-on, experiential way to incorporate nature play therapy into your services with all ages.  Learn how to expand the conversation through reflection, process issues through the powers of play and bring your authentic, playful self into your outdoor setting. Therapists will leave with nature 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 Nature Play Therapy 
  • Describe at least two nature play therapy activities to incorporate into services with children, teens and adults
  • Identify cultural considerations with nature play therapy techniques 
  • Describe at least two ways that nature play therapy activities can be done in person and virtually
  • Define processing nature metaphors 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' equine assited psychotherapy program at Twine Barn in Parkland, FL. 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 nature play therapy

10:30am-10:45am break

10:45am-12:00pm Activities for children, teens and adults 

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm-2:30pm Introduction to reflection, Clean Language and processing methods

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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