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.

Join us by registering for an upcoming workshop here.

Parenting With Love & Leadership

PARENTING WITH LOVE AND LEADERSHIP sums it all up. A child’s two most fundamental emotional needs are unconditional love and unequivocal authority. Everything else is window dressing. The problem in … Continued

Family Play Therapy: Adlerian Style

The Adlerian belief in the ability to make new choices and to reinterpret situations, provides a vehicle for play therapists to work with children to get out of their boxes, … Continued

Child Parent Training

Child Parent Relationship Training – also called Filial Therapy is a researched, 10-week parenting course for parents with children under the age of 10 that teaches parents how to use some of … Continued

Child-Parent-Relationship Training : Discovery Group “A Monthly Support Group for CPRT Graduates”

You have worked hard during your 10-week CPRT training and are beginning to reap the rewards of “Special Play Time.” Maybe you’ve been able to maintain a weekly schedule, or … Continued

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 … 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 … 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 … 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.