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

Event Dates: April 5, 2018 - April 6, 2018
Time: 9 am to 4:30 pm each day
Cost: Registration only: $70; Registration + 12 CEU: $135
CEU's Available: This workshop is approved for 12 continuing education units for LPC, RPT, LMFT, Social Workers, Educators, Clergy. You must attend both days to qualify for CEUs.

The Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of Texas for the following: LPC, LMFT, LSW, LCSW, LMSW, and LCDC. The Center is also an APT Approved Provider 08-217 and an approved provider of CPE by the Texas Education Agency, TEA CPE Number 902304.

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:

  1. Gain a clear understanding of the development of a child’s psyche
  2. Gain a clear understanding of the development of a complex and proto-complex
  3. Gain a clear understanding of the archetypal material involved in complex formation
  4. Gain a clear understanding of the symbolic nature of toys
  5. Gain a clear understanding of the connection between the thematic application of the toys and the child’s complex related issues
  6. Gain an understanding of a child’s work and the process of transformation
  7. Gain an understanding of the therapist’s role as witness, container, and interpreter


JP Lilly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist/ Supervisor in private practice. He is published in books and journals, and taught at Brigham Young University in the graduate schools of Clinical Psychology, Social Work, and MFT for seventeen years.

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