Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EST
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Thrive Behavioral Health 
1114 Benfield Blvd.
Suite G
Millersville, MD 21108

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Sonia Hinds 
Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars 

Putting it All Together – Comprehensive Self-Evaluation of the Play Therapy Process 


Am I as prepared as I think I am as a registered play therapist? Attend this enlightening and empowering training experience to find out. Participants will have an opportunity to challenge their play therapy knowledge and skills by engaging in self-assessment. Participants will respond to clinical scenarios and apply interventions to case studies. This will be followed by a rich discussion of concepts and authentic learning opportunities that will enhance play therapy skills for professional and clinical challenges. Why attend this session? You will have opportunities to have your most burning questions answered about the practice of play therapy, solve dilemmas, learn new concepts and obtain validation of your clinical skills and conceptualizations. There is no pass/fail grade. The purpose is self-assessment and enrichment.

Topic areas to be included but not limited to: History and theory of play therapy, child-centered principles, directive play, psychodynamic principles (transference, countertransference), use of metaphors, Gestalt play therapy, grief and loss issues, use of art, ethical dilemmas, trauma focused evidenced-based practices, sexual abuse, parenting strategies, documentation, court testimony and more!

This training is an Intermediate to Advanced level and is strongly recommended for CBPS Track A participants who are ready to apply for their RPT Credentials.


  • Demonstrate the process for deconstruction and supervision of play therapy session(s). 
  • Identify solutions to common dilemmas in play therapy.  
  • Describe how to determine, at the individual case level, what's working and what's not clinically in your play therapy sessions (and what to do about it).  
  • Discuss ethical practices in play therapy.
  • Analyze case studies and apply interventions based on theoretical knowledge. 
  • Identify the process for parent consultation with parents and professionals. 

Presenter:  Jodi Mullen, PhD., LMHC, RPT-S

Certified Professor and Supervisor of Child Psychotherapy and Play Therapy.  Director of Integrative Counseling Services, PLLC, in central New York, where she conducts psychotherapy and supervises staff. Associate Professor at State University of NY at Oswego, where she teaches and develops comprehensive syllabi and coordinates the play therapy certificate and mental health counseling programs.  Author with J. M. Rickli of various play therapy texts, including “How Play Therapists can Engage Parents & Professionals” (Rev. ed.), 2011.


  • EARLY BIRD (until December 1, 2017): $150.00
  • LATE REGISTRATION (December 2 and after): $175.00

ADA Accommodations: Please let us know at least three weeks in advance of ADA needs.

Cancellation Policy: Written cancellation must be received in our office at least ten working days prior to the training. A $25.00 processing fee will be deducted from your refund. Otherwise, a voucher will be given. If you do not notify us a minimum of ten business days prior to the training of your intent to cancel, you will not receive a refund or credit.  

Continuing Education:  

Social Workers/Psychologists/MFCCs/Play Therapists CE Hours: 6

NBCC: 6 Clock Hours/0.6 CEUs

CBPS is approved by the District of Columbia and the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Category I continuing education programs; CBPS is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. CBPS solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Provider #5763; approved by the National Association of School Psychologists, approval #1067. APT Approved Provider 97-034. CBPS is recognized by SED’s State Board for Social Work, provider #0122 and Mental Health Counselors, provider #MHC-0009 in New York. CBPS maintains responsibility for this training.