In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the multicultural theories related to international play therapy practice including concepts related to social diversity, cultural imperialism, privilege, oppression and power differences. This course is designed as an introduction for any play therapist interested in providing play therapy services in collaboration with other play therapists in a global context. Using a cultural humility lens, participants will examine their own implicit and explicit biases, create personal accountability plans, and identify multiple culturally appropriate therapeutic skills to use in practice. Emphasis on intercultural learning processes and best practices for continual self-reflection and self-evaluation will be required during small and large group discussions and personal reflection assignments.Learning Objectives:
Compare and contrast the cultural backgrounds, influences, and biases (including but not limited to religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and race) of play therapy practitioners representing multiple countries from a global context.
Play therapists will be able to identify at least three different culturally appropriate therapeutic skills when engaging in multi-international settings and practice.
Play therapists will be able to list two or more examples of power/privilege, cultural imperialism, oppression, social justice, and international ethics.
From a perspective of cultural humility, play therapists will be able to critically analyze their own personal implicit biases and prejudices and to take action to make personal changes as self-awareness grows.
Continuing Education Credit:
**The Association of Play Therapy now requires 6 hours of training in the area of Play Therapy Cultural and Social Diversity Topics for your initial RPT credentialing application and two hours for all renewal applications. This course will cover the topics required by the Association for Play Therapy towards those requirements.**
NBCC credits are provided by Jennifer Taylor. 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.
Technical support for this course is provided by Jennifer Taylor of Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Services, LLC.
Do I need to be present for this course or can I watch the recording?
This course is being provided live on Zoom. Due to the highly experiential nature of this course and the sensitivity of discussions among course participants, THERE WILL BE NO RECORDING made available to participants who miss any portion of the course. * However, the course may be recorded by the instructors for quality assurance purposes and for review to improve the course in the future. No participant comments will be shared publicly.
How do I prepare for this class meeting?
This course has a brief, pre-course assignment that will be sent out 24 hours before the workshop begins. This assignment includes watching a short video AND submitting a written response to three reflective questions. Completion of this assignment is considered a requirement of the course and a certificate will not be issued without its submission.
Is there APT credit?
This live course follows the revised APT guidelines for a live webinar which include but are not limited to: are limited to no more than 50 attendees, attendee cameras must be on throughout the webinar; a post-test is required at the end of the training
Do I need to attend every date this course is offered?
This course is being offered multiple times. The material and content is the same during each presentation. Please do not register for more than one course date. Continuing education credit will only be provided for ONE course attendance, regardless of the number of courses that you attend.
What is the refund policy if I can't make the live class?
If you are unable to attend the course, you must notify the instructor, Jen Taylor at email@example.com within 72 hours of the US Eastern course start time to request either a) a full refund, or b) transfer to another section of this course, if space is available. There will be no refunds provided for students that do not attend the course as scheduled and do not email before the refund deadline (72 hours prior to the course start time).
I am a member of APT Kenya. What do I need to do to register?
Special note for Members of the Association of Play Therapy - Kenya. Please register by contacting Florence Ochanda with your preferred date/time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Your registration details will be confirmed by Jen Taylor.
What time is this class in my time zone?
Please note that all course times are listed in US Eastern Standard Time. Be sure to check your time zone for the course start/end times. (Use Washington DC or New York for the Eastern Time Zone).