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Culturally Competent Play Therapy During

Culturally Competent Play Therapy During the Holidays

Our clientele is increasingly multicultural.  Learn how to incorporate best practice, culturally competent play therapy skills and techniques to your practice!


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

About this Event

The holiday season brings a host of additional stressors and issues of inclusion in these already difficult times.  Clinicians strive to be culturally competent, especially about beliefs and traditions tied to the holiday season.  This webinar will serve as a guide for play therapists to navigate a variety of holiday traditions, including play activities that are culturally sensitive. Play 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. Describe the movements through cultural knowledge, awareness, sensitivity and competence.

  2. Identify holiday traditions in a variety of beliefs, faiths and cultures.

  3. Demonstrate appropriate play therapy activities to link to culturally competent holiday traditions.


On Demand Webinar: Participants will be awarded 2 NON-CONTACT CE and/or Florida CEU's upon successful completion of a post test.

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

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

Parkland, FL 33067


Trainings & Workshops

Looking to learn more about Equine Assisted Psychotherapy/Learning, Art, Play and Sandtray Therapy techniques, grief & loss, trauma, compassion fatigue and other subjects - Berger Counseling Services is available to provide in-house trainings and on-site workshops using experiential activities and hands-on learning.  

Marla Berger

Training Topics Include:

  • Art Therapy Techniques

  • Play Therapy Techniques

  • Sandtray Therapy

  • Equine Assisted Services - Therapy, Horsemanship & Learning

  • Yikes! I Have Child On My Caseload - Art & Play Techniques

  • Compassion Fatigue & Vicarious Trauma

  • Untangling Trauma: Art & Play Therapy Techniques for Children, Teens & Families Dealing With Grief, Loss & Trauma

  • Follow My Lead: Art & Play Therapy Therapy Techniques that Engage 'Hard to Reach' Children and Teens

  • DIY Toolbox: Incorporating Art Therapy Techniques Into Your Treatment Planning

  • Addiction and Recovery: Creative Arts Techniques

  • Lessons From The Ranch: Dealing With Difficult Employees

  • Lessons From The Ranch: Building Leadership Skills

  • Lessons From The Ranch: Personalize Your Supervision Skills For Better Employee Outcomes

  • Keep It Clean! Incorporating Metaphor In Therapy

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