Parent Sessions: Why Parent Collaboration is Crucial in Play Therapy & How to Find Success

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Parent Sessions: Why Parent Collaboration is Crucial in Play Therapy & How to Find Success

June 9, 2021 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Play Therapy Parents

Parent Sessions: Why Parent Collaboration is Crucial in Play Therapy and How to Find Success

June 9th, 2021

9:00am - 2:00pm

Cost: $115

Presenter: Jennie Null, LMFT, RPT-S

CEs: 4.5 CONTACT CE hours total

  • Play Therapy Skill and Methods – 4.5 hours

Breaks: 11:30am-12:00pm

Workshop Level: All

Location: Lower Level Training Room of Estle Center. Masks and social distancing will be required.

This training is an in-person event. Registrants will be notified if trainings are moved to virtual events in response to COVID-19.

APT Approved Provider 16-457

This training is designed for all play therapists in all settings that seek to elicit collaboration and engagement from parents during the course of treatment using play therapy. We will cover why parent consultation is critical based on seminal play therapy theories. We will also explore the use of Adlerian play therapy to assess parent’s personality priorities, crucial c’s and needs and how this information can assist to tailor feedback to be more receptive and to overcome barriers to overall engagement of parents.



  1. Participants will identify the role of parent sessions in play therapy from a developmental and Adlerian Play Therapy perspective
  2. Participants will identify what appropriate ways of sharing information from play therapy sessions with parents that still promotes trusting and positive therapeutic relationship with child
  3. Participants will apply understanding of personality priorities and crucial c’s to designing parent feedback throughout duration of play therapy treatment
  4. Participants will identify their own beliefs, bias, areas of transference, personality priorities, and crucial c’s that can impact the success of engaging parents as partners in the play therapy process
  5. Participants will practice skills learned through role playing common “play therapy scenarios” in which family/caregiver participation would improve the outcome

APT Approved Provider 16-457

Payment and Cancellation Policy: Payment is due at the time of registration. Cancellations made at least 30 days before date of course will receive a full refund of registration cost. Cancellations made less than 30 days before date of course may transfer their registration fees to an alternative course or request for a partial refund. In the event a registered participant does not cancel and does not attend (no-show), the registration fees will not be eligible for refund or transfer.  *All refunds and transfers are at the discretion of Meraki Institute of Learning and Tanager Place


June 9, 2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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