Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM PDT
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William Jessup University 
2121 University Avenue
Rocklin, CA, CA 95765

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About the Presenter

Tammi Van Hollander is the owner of Main Line Play Therapy and she has presented play therapy workshops throughout the country. Tammi is a sought-after presenter who has done numerous podcasts and webinars, and she is the author of a multi-sensory children’s book titled “Casey’s Greatness Wings: Teaching Mindfulness Connection and Courage to Children.



California Association for Play Therapy 
California Association for Play Therapy 


Attachment-Based Play Therapy 

for Emotional, Behavioral & Sensory Challenges

Earn 6 CE's!

Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S

Workshop Description

This workshop will give participants a clear understanding of attachment theory and child development in order to decipher when treatment is necessary and help parents recognize that some of the behaviors their child is exhibiting are part of basic childhood development. We'll demonstrate how to integrate play therapy theories and incorporate creative strategies including sandtrays, bibliotherapy, mindfulness, and other expressive arts therapies through active learning and hands-on exploration. Play therapists and their mental health colleagues will leave with a toolbox filled with ready-to-use activities that they can implement immediately in daily practice with children, and also adapt for work with clients of all ages. Attendees should get ready to learn and have fun!

Workshop Information

Instructional Level: Introductory

Audience Pre-Requisites: None


9am-10:30am        Attachment Theory & Child Development

10:30-10:45am      Ethics of Touch

10:45am-11am        Break

11am-11:30am        Trauma & Neuroscience

11:30am-12pm        Sensory Processing D/O & Messy Play

12:15pm-1:15pm    Lunch

1:15- 1:30am          Therapeutic Powers of Play

1:30am-2pm            Intake to Family Assessments

2pm-3pm                Attachment-Based Intervention

3pm-3:15pm            Break

3:15pm-4:15pm       Interventions; Greatness Sticks Activity

4:15pm -4:20pm      Q & A

Learning Objectives:

After the session, participants will be able to:

1) Demonstrate at least 3 play therapy assessment activities that can be useful for setting therapeutic goals and treatment planning for your clients.

2) Describe 4 play therapy techniques that can be used to form healthy attachments, attunement, and regulation in play therapy clients.

3) Discuss the efficacy of using play therapy to treat behavioral symptoms seen in infants and young children.

4) Identify 3 ways sandtray play therapy can quiet a child’s nervous system when dealing with sensitive issues.

5)   Describe how play therapy can reframe trauma experiences, increase self-regulation and connect to a mind/body awareness.

6)  Summarize the importance of therapeutic touch and discuss ethical issues related to implementing therapeutic touch in play therapy.

For complete presenter biographies, learning objectives, activity schedule or additional information regarding the workshop please contact: calapt@calplaytherapy.org

Who Should Attend: Social Workers, Marriage, Family & Child Therapists, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, School Counselors, Psychologists, Students, and Interns.

Ticket Information
Member discount applies to active APT members ONLY! Membership Status will be verified. Membership discount can not be transferred, shared, or gifted to a non-member. 


Student rate for those currently enrolled in school. Proof of university enrollment may be requested.

Groups of 3 or more persons may receive $10 off the registration fees if registered online two weeks before the workshop. Registrations must be submitted together. PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY 10/12/19 OR REGISTRATION WILL BE CANCELLED 

Continuing Education
This workshop meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit  per day for Psychologists, MFTs & LCSWs  and LPCC's.  The California Association for Play Therapy (CALAPT) is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy (APT Approved Provider # 00-094). The California Association for Play Therapy is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Psychologists may receive 6 hours of continuing education credit for this workshop.The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes APA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs, MFTs and LPCCs The California Association for Play Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.  NO CREDIT FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE.

Cancellations and Refunds

Requests for refunds must be made in writing to the CALAPT, P.O. Box  12404, Newport Beach, CA 92658 or by e-mail: calapt@calplaytherapy.org.  Requests must be postmarked two weeks prior to workshop date in order to receive refund. There is a $25.00 administrative fee for refunds. No refunds for cancellations after the deadline.  There are no price breaks for partial attendance.

APT Membership Information
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The opinions expressed by presenters at the CALAPT events do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the CALAPT Board of Directors or its membership. CALAPT reserves the right to make changes to the conference schedule, speakers and presentation, if this becomes necessary.
If you have a disability and need accommodations per ADA/504, please provide notification 2 weeks prior to workshop date