There exists a multitude of techniques within the modality of play therapy, but what do we need to understand about the integrative rhythm of play therapy theory, intervention, and the complexities of the individual client? Join us in the beautiful mountains of Park City, Utah as we deconstruct and conceptualize the utilization of play therapy interventions within a mindful theory based approach designed to support individual client manifestations and address play therapy goals.
Understanding why you are doing what you are doing is crucial to practice play therapy in a competent, confident manner.
Join us as we dive into the whys and the whats that make play therapy work.
This retreat is perfect for the new or experienced play therapist. As a participant, you will go beyond your current skill set and develop a new perspective in your play therapy practice with individual, family, and group work.
Come ready to take a deeper exploration into the synthesis of play therapy theory and intervention.
Participants will leave with a toolbox of interventions, a solid understanding of how theory and practice interweave throughout, and have plenty of time for self-care and relaxation in the mountainous beauty of Utah!
1) Analyze the difference and similarities of the seminal play therapy theories.
2) Analyze various family systems through the lens of attachment theory to strengthen clinical assessment skills.
3) Conceptualize attachment patterns that impact parent-child relationships to further advance your clinical practice.
4) Implement play therapy interventions to foster engagement with parents in family play therapy in order to repair, and enhance the parent-child relationship.
5) Conceptualize how play therapy interventions align with play therapy theory.
6) Deconstruct play therapy interventions for alignment with client individualization.
5) Describe the theoretical and therapeutic goal purpose for implementation of a specific play therapy intervention.
6) Explain content, purpose and goal alignment of play therapy interventions to parents and third parties.
7) Describe at least 2 digital play therapy interventions to implement with clients.
8) Practice 4 play therapy interventions to implement with families.
9) Describe at least 4 play therapy interventions to implement with groups.
10) Identity integration processes and perspective when implementing play therapy interventions.
11) Determine the developmental stages of attachment needs and behaviors to identify maladaptive responses in children and families.
12) Explore various components of self-compassion and discuss its clinical applications and importance in working traumatized clients.
13) Apply mindfulness skills and practice in play therapy treatment to promote self-soothing and affect regulation.
14) Complete a journal prompt regarding the conceptualization of play therapy theory and technique.
15) Complete a reflective/experiential exercise regarding personal growth in theory/intervention/client coalescence.
16) Understand their own “fit” as a play therapist working from a theoretical knowledge and implementing play therapy interventions.