This course is included in the 2017 Play Therapy All Access Pass.

$197.00

Play Therapy Summit All Access Pass

Course description

** This course is being retired.  In order to obtain APT credit, you must complete the course by March 1, 2020.**

In this video interview, Clair Mellenthin explains that through the lens of attachment theory, participants will gain a new understanding of how children and families interact and bond to one another in healthy vs maladaptive ways. We will be looking at the manner in which trauma, abuse, and neglect impact the bonds of attachment within the family system and how the power of attachment-based play therapy can help to heal these wounds. Participants will learn new and innovative play therapy techniques and leave with a creative toolbox of tips, techniques, and a clear understanding of how attachment styles impact relationships.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will learn how attachment theory applies to play therapy and to view family systems through the lens of attachment.

2. Participants will be able to conceptualize attachment patterns that impact modern parent-child relationships.

3- Participant will learn skills in becoming more competent and confident in engaging parents in family play therapy.

4- Participants will learn effective evidence-based play therapy techniques that can be used immediately with their client populations.

 

Reviews (10)

this was a great overview I can not wait for her book to come out

by TANYA CREWS

by Sally May

by Jenna Olafson

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this was a great overview I can not wait for her book to come out

by TANYA CREWS

by Sally May

by Jenna Olafson

by Rachel Ross

thank you, Clair (and Jen)! i loved this course, and so glad i have access to it later, because i want to listen again. Also, this is giving me more of a sense of some of the play therapists I often see on our play therapy Facebook page, but I don't know well. Come to Florida, Clair! Sandy

by Sandy Trzcinski

i use child centered play daily and lots of foster children are referred to me. I have been requesting that DCFS also make a referral for the bio parents or at least give me access to the bio parents to work towards attachment healing. This course is exactly what I needed to learn tonight.

by Donna Morgan

Claire is always great and gives a simplistic overview to complexities of trauma. FYI, I use the hand prints all the time in my practice and love it.

by Tammi Van Hollander

This course had some good insights! There were moments where i did not feel super engaged, however, overall, I picked up some incredible insights on how to incorporate parents into the play experience, while finding relief to know that a child can truly only progress as far as the parents have progressed.

by Amanda Cosel

It was definitely an informative training.

by Kim Street

This session gives a nice overview of Attachment Centered Play Therapy complete with useful intervention demo.

by Sharon Montcalm

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S

Guest Speaker

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Throughout her career, she has focused on providing play therapy to children, teens, and their families. She is currently the Director of Child & Adolescents at Wasatch Family Therapy.

Ms. Mellenthin is a sought after supervisor, training graduate students and interns in play therapy, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern California MSW program. She is the Past-President of the Utah Association For Play Therapy and remains an active member on the Board of Directors. She is the author of My Many Colors of Me Workbook. In addition to being an experienced play therapist and professor, Ms. Mellenthin frequently presents


Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Services is an Approved Provider with the Association for Play Therapy. (APT Approved Provider 12-331).  Play therapy credit available to mental health professionals only as listed in each course description.  Courses that do not qualify for play therapy credit are clearly listed. 

Jennifer Taylor has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider ACEP No. 6928.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly marked.  Jennifer Taylor is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 



Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Throughout her career, she has focused on providing play therapy to children, teens, and their families. She is currently the Director of Child & Adolescents at Wasatch Family Therapy.

Ms. Mellenthin is a sought after supervisor, training graduate students and interns in play therapy, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern California MSW program. She is the Past-President of the Utah Association For Play Therapy and remains an active member on the Board of Directors. She is the author of My Many Colors of Me Workbook. In addition to being an experienced play therapist and professor, Ms. Mellenthin frequently presents professional play therapy and family therapy trainings and appears on local and national TV and radio as an expert on children and family issues.

Course Contents

1 Video

1 Survey

1 Quiz

6 Texts

1 PDF

1 Audio

1.0 hr