Private Practice Essentials: The Nuts & Bolts of Play Therapy in Private Practice

It is the play therapist’s role to create a secure therapeutic frame from which the therapeutic work can progress. In this workshop, we will discuss the structural components for initiating play therapy treatment in private practice.

Presenter: Rosie Newman, LMHC, RPT-S

*This training meets the following APT continuing education requirements:
1 hour Play Therapy Seminal Theories
3 hours Play Therapy Skills and Methods


In this workshop, we will discuss the structural components for initiating play therapy treatment in private practice.

Learning Objectives:
1. Apply a structure of the initial call that acts as a structure for initiating the first 5 sessions of treatment
2. Demonstrate understanding in using goal-oriented language to aid in obtaining parent buy-in for the play therapy process
3. Assess for red flags and fit for initiating treatment in play therapy
4. Identify a plan to incorporate parents in play therapy treatment

Who should attend:
This is an introductory workshop that would be most beneficial for those starting a private practice or who struggle with structure in private practice, as well as for those looking for some extra support in practice basics. It will be a small intimate group setting with an 8 participant maximum.

Please come prepared to:
Learn and be open to role-playing. Role-playing is so valuable – especially in trying to explain play therapy! Participants will be asked to bring in a scenario of a new potential client to use in role-playing setting. This includes basic identifying information and presenting problems.

Handouts and Paperwork:
If you already have your own consent paperwork, bring it to use in the interactive session. If you don’t, you may choose to purchase the Seattle Play Therapy electronic and editable form. Participants will be provided a hard copy to practice with.

Handouts included in the Training Only option:
1. Initial call sequence/flow chart
2. Tips for explaining play therapy to parents
3. Email correspondence example
4. Structure for intake session

Handouts included in the Paperwork Bundle** option:
(Everything in the Training Only option plus)
5. Disclosure and Informed Consent
6. HIPAA Privacy Policy
7. Child Intake Form
8. ROI

**DISCLAIMER: These are word documents that you can edit and add your practice information. While these have been reviewed by an attorney, it is always best practice to have your own attorney review your documents before using them with clients.

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