Play Therapy in a School Setting
May 2nd, 2019
9 AM to 4:30 PM
Register Now – Only $129
Providing play therapy in a school brings with it unique opportunities as well as challenges. This training will provide play therapists in schools (social workers, school counselors, school psychologists, student interns and other mental health professionals) with the tools they need to implement play therapy in their school setting.
- Explain the need for play therapy in schools and the benefits it provides.
- Discuss the barriers that therapists face when providing play therapy in schools and ways to address these.z
- Utilize best practices for working collaboratively with other school professionals.
- Summarize the main play therapy theories utilized in schools, including Child-Centered, Adlerian and Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy, as well as the pros and cons of each.
- Demonstrate new play therapy techniques for working with students based on the main play therapy theories.
- Explain how sandtray play therapy is a useful modality in schools.
Stephanie Williams, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with over 15 years of experience in counseling and play therapy. She is an Approved Provider by the Association for Play Therapy and provides play therapy trainings on a variety of topics. Stephanie also provides clinical supervision for mental health professionals working toward their RPT, SB-RPT and/or LCSW in Missouri. In addition to her clinical work with children and families, she has over 5 years of experience in managing and supervising staff and programs. Stephanie also developed and taught a play therapy sequence of graduate level classes for the University of Missouri – St. Louis.