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Conference Schedule

Daily Itinerary

8 am - Registration begins

8:30 am - Presentations begin

12 - 1:30 pm - Freetime for lunch (Clinic tours offered during lunch on June 27 and 28)

1:30 - 4 pm - Presentations continue


June 26

8:30 am - 12 pm: Jeff Ashby - The Ethics of Play Therapy in a Changing World

A number of changes in culture (e.g., social media) and mental health practice (e.g., managed care) have offered new ethical challenges for play therapists. Using case examples, discussion, and lecture, participants in this workshop will consider how their ethical codes relate to new issues and challenges of the age. Special emphasis will be placed on developing professionals’ understanding of decision-making processes used in arriving at ethical courses of action in the context of these changes. The workshop will highlight issues of informed consent, confidentiality, and boundaries/multiple relationships. After the workshop, participants will be able to: 1) Apply the ethical construct of informed consent across a variety of play therapy settings. 2)Apply the ethical construct of competence across a variety of play therapy settings. 3) Apply the ethical construct of confidentiality across a variety of play therapy settings. 4) Apply the ethical construct of multiple relationships across a variety of play therapy settings. 5) Articulate the additional challenges to these ethical constructs by changes in the culture and nature of practice.

1:30 - 4 pm: Jeff Ashby - Playful Play Therapy Supervision: Approach and Application

In this experiential workshop, participants will learn (or review) models of play therapy supervision and learn techniques to facilitate the development of supervisees. Participants will practice supervision skills, understand the multiple roles the supervisor has in play therapy supervision, and develop skills for assessing play therapist supervisee development. In addition, we’ll work to create playful supervision interventions based on the skill and developmental levels of play therapists supervisees.After the workshop, participants will be able to:1) Discuss the unique aspects of supervision for play therapists. 2) Identify and apply developmental supervision models for working with beginning and experienced play therapists. 3) Identify personal strengths as a play therapy supervisor. 4) Understand the varying roles of the supervisor, including didactic and evaluative responsibilities. 5) Describe the evaluation of play therapy practice. 6. Practice play therapy supervision interventions.


June 27

8:30 am - 12 pm: Jeff Ashby - Sounds Like Fun!! Play Therapy with Pre-Teen and Teen Clients Adventure Based Play Therapy with Teens and Tweens

In this exciting (and probably loud) workshop, the participants will get to experience a wide variety of activities and interventions to use preteen and teen clients. Our focus will be on new and creative strategies that play therapists can use to “hook” pre-adolescents and adolescents into engaging fully in the therapeutic process. Through these playful interventions, clients can gain a sense of belonging, develop positive identities, increase self-esteem, and build meaningful relationships. You will also learn strategies for helping families of tweens and teens improve communication and interactional patterns. After the session, participants will be able to: 1) Identify primary issues and challenges of working with adolescent age clients in play therapy. 2) Understand a rationale for using adventure play therapy techniques with adolescents. 3) Apply a model for selecting play therapy techniques with pre-adolescent and adolescent clients. 4) Use selected art and expressive arts techniques with pre-adolescent and adolescent clients. 5) Use selected adventure/experiential therapy techniques with pre-adolescent and adolescent clients. 6) Learn techniques for engaging resistant adolescents.

12 - 1:30 pm: Appreciation Luncheon for Online Play Therapy Certification graduates.

1:30 - 4 pm: Jeff Ashby - Sounds Like Fun!! Play Therapy with Pre-Teen and Teen Clients Adventure Based Play Therapy with Teens and Tweens (Continued)


June 28

8:30 am - 12 pm: J.P. Lilly - Jungian Play Therapy Part 1

The majority of the presentation will be spent in didactic lecture, as well as small group discussions and activities. During this presentation, the 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 formatio.n 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.

12 - 1:30 pm: Lunch and informational meeting about the Online Play Therapy Certification Program at University of Wyoming.

1:30 - 4 pm: J.P. Lilly - Jungian Play Therapy Part 1 (continued)

6 - 8 pm: Georgia Mann - Painting Playshop

Georgia Mann will facilitate a painting play-shop for participants who will be invited to paint their own archetypal figurine. Play-shop is designed to nurture the soul in a creative space of fun, relaxation & artistic exploration. Participants will complete ceramic archetypal figures as co-creations to take home.


June 29

8:30 am - 12 pm: J.P. Lilly - Jungian Play Therapy Part 2

1:30 - 4 pm: J.P. Lilly - Jungian Play Therapy Part 2 (continued)

 

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