Professional Education Workshops

Child and Play Therapy Series

Through a grant from Methodist Healthcare Ministries, The Ecumenical Center is able to bring in some of the top educators in the field of child and play therapy for one and two day workshops.

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Too Cool To Play? Creative Play Therapy Interventions for Adolescents

Despite the negative view that most of society has toward the teenage population, these children often have tremendous obstacles to overcome in their life and are in desperate need of support and encouragement. This workshop will help participants learn how to connect with teenagers and understand common developmental misconceptions that often encourage negative stereotypes. Developmental … Continued

CPRT – Child Parent Relationship Training

Child Parent Relationship Training (CPRT) Give your children what they need most: YOU In this 10 week course, you will learn how your child may benefit from Play Therapy. Receive hands-on training and see how to incorporate Play Therapy into your own family. When children have problems, sometimes they don’t have the words to talk … Continued

Understanding the Deeper Meaning of Children’s Play: Jungian Analytical Play Therapy

This workshop is intended to provide advanced play therapists a cursory understanding of Jungian Analytical Play Therapy with the intention to provide them with a relevant model and structure by which they can deepen their understanding of children’s therapeutic play. Learning Objectives Participants will: Gain a clear understanding of the development of a child’s psyche … Continued

Guiding Gifted Children Toward Achievement, Fulfillment and Contribution

Gifted children often have intense emotions to match their strong abilities. This presentation will give counselors tools for guiding parents and teachers so that they in turn can help gifted children achieve to their potential and contribute to their community.

Interventions in Play and Family Therapy to Enhance Resilience

In this two-day presentation, participants will learn how Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) honors and highlights the innate resources of the child to heal and thus fosters resilience in children. An Integrative Approach will be shared consisting of contributions from CCPT, Directive Play Therapy, CBT, Family Therapy, and Animal-Assisted Therapy can be blended to offer what … Continued

Play Therapy with Military Families: Understanding Culture, Lifestyle and Resiliency

This presentation will provide an overview of the multi-cultural aspects of counseling with the military population and discuss common issues in this group.

Body Oriented Play Therapy

Body-centered techniques are effective for traumatized children and those with impulsivity and attention issues.