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Thrive Behavioral Health 
1114 Benfield Blvd.
Suite G
Millersville, MD 21108

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Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars 

Filial Play Therapy - 2 Day 


Filial Play Therapy is a well-researched and highly effective psycho-educational skills training model that integrates "the magic" of Child-Centered Play Therapy and direct parent involvement in the change process. In Filial, the therapist trains parents to become the healer of their own child in a process which enhances the parent/caregiver and child relationship.  The focus is on the present, emphasizing appropriate skills for positive parent/child relationships and for increasing positive attachment. Filial Therapy is an evidence-based model. This 2 day training will include brief lectures, live and videotaped demonstrations, skill building practice sessions, case discussions with video clips which will illustrate both individual and group models of this modality.



  1. Identify basic tenets of Child-Centered Play Therapy
  2. Demonstrate the basic 4 skills taught to parents
  3. Describe two circumstances when FPT would not be the initial treatment of choice
  4. Discuss the process of teaching parents to conduct play sessions based on Child-Centered Play Therapy
  5. Discuss how to help parents understand their children's play
  6. Explain how to provide constructive feedback to parents facilitating parent skill development


Presenter:  Karen Pernet, LSCW,RPT-S

Karen Pernet, LSCW,RPT-S, has been in practice for over 25 years and is a national Filial Therapy trainer. She was awarded the 2009 Outstanding Contribution to Filial Therapy Practice & Training Award from the Family Enhancement & Play Therapy Center. Her training have been described as lively, encouraging, responsive to individual needs, informative, interactive and fun.



  • EARLY BIRD (until October 27, 2017): $298.00
  • LATE REGISTRATION (October 28 and after): $323.00


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: 12

NBCC: 12 Clock Hours/1.2 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; approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences in California to offer CEUs for MFCCs and LCSWs. Approval #PCE 1466. 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.