Saturday May 6, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814

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Niki Picogna 
MD/DC Association for Play Therapy 

The Many Facets of Play Therapy: Theory, Techniques, and Translation

"A strong play therapist is first instructed in Child Centered Play Therapy followed by a strong eclectic training that is considered within an eco-systemic framework. It then follows that the treatment is prescriptively applied in child's care and competently integrated with the child's systems through the skills of proficient play therapy translation." Teri V. Krull

With Distinguished Presenter: 

Teri V. Krull, LCSW, LLC is the Director for the Center for Positive Regard, a 30 year practice and professional education center in Mesa, Arizona. A member of APT since 1985, she was co-founder and first president of AZAPT; She served 6 years on the APT National Board and served as National Board Chair in 2000. She currently serves on the National APT Foundation Board. She is an international presenter in play therapy, parent coach, play therpay adjunct faculty to Child Psychiatric Residents and has produced 4 educational play therapy films for long distance learning. She has received the Outstanding Leader in Play and the Outstanding Service Award from AZAPT. Most recently she was honored with the Arizona District and State NASW 2010 Lifetime Acheivement Award.


Much of what we do as play therapists is professionally intuitive and deeply secured in the context of the Axline based child centered theory. Within the play therapy community, we tend to rely on professional understanding as we do our work with children. This workshop emphasizes our responsibility to define what we do in ways that are not only relationship based but neurologically and cognitively sound therefore securing optimal health of the child.

This workshop will provide the participants with theory instruction, technique instruction, and will introduce a play therapy translation grid for the use in the application of techniques. This grid will assist the play therapist in accurately identifying the benefit of each technique to the specific child client and will also instruct in how to translate the value of play therapy to others.

Learning Objectives: 

 Participants completing this workshop will be able to:

  1. Explain the value of child centered and directive play therapy: appreciating the use of directive techniques in the context of the child centered process.
  2.  Explain the basic components of Eco-Systemic, Developmental, and Integrative Play Therapy as it relates to system collaboration.
  3. Apply 4 play therapy techniques for use with translation exercises.

Cancellation Policy: For 100% refund, written cancellation must be received at least 14 days prior to the training. Otherwise, a credit will be given for a future training.  If you do not notify a board member prior to the training of your intent to cancel, you will not receive a refund or credit.

Cost: 6 CEs and light refreshments during registration included in cost

 Before 3/31/17- $125 for All Registrants;  After 3/31/17- $150 for APT members; $175 for Non-APT Members; $100 Flat Student Rate


This activity is being co-sponsored by IDEALS/National Institute of Relationship Enhancement (NIRE) and the MD/DC Association for Play Therapy. IDEALS/The National Institute of Relationship Enhancement® (NIRE) is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NIRE maintains responsibility for the program and its content. NIRE has been approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Category I continuing education programs. IDEALS/NIRE is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. APT Approved Provider # 95-009. IDEALS/NIRE maintains responsibility for this program. The National Institute of Relationship Enhancement® (NIRE) has been approved as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5560. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NIRE is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.