CCPT 101: Basics in Child-Centered Play Therapy

February 9-10, 2024 - Portland, Oregon

Registration Opens November 15th, 2023.
Registration Closes January 22, 2024 or until full capacity has been reached.
To register, click here or email Dr. Jayne with any questions.

Children often have difficulty verbalizing their thoughts and feelings, which may produce obstacles for the child therapist or counselor. Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) is a unique evidence-based counseling approach in which the relationship between therapist and child is the foundation for therapeutic change. In CCPT, the healing factor is identified as the relationship between play therapist and child. Relationship is based on clear communication between therapist and child, yet the child communicates through play. The therapist provides attitudinal conditions and developmentally appropriate materials to facilitate free expression and self-directed play of the child. In a safe environment, the child moves toward self-enhancing behaviors and ways of being. This workshop is intended to present step-by-step introductory methods on how to help children accurately express themselves to the counselor in their own language of play. This workshop will offer a process for developing healing relationships with children, as well as help counselors use play therapy to reach treatment goals. Play therapy will be described and demonstrated in detail regarding its use and effectiveness with challenging children who present in both community and school settings. Participants will learn the CCPT treatment protocol as well as actively engage in CCPT skills throughout the workshop experience. 

This workshop serves as the introduction to CCPT certification. Participants will earn continuing education credits as well as complete the first educational component toward CCPT certification. Completion of this workshop allows the participant to have a greater understanding of CCPT and begin to practice basic CCPT skills. Participants who wish to practice CCPT as a therapeutic approach will need to complete CCPT 102: Child-Centered Play Therapy Practice and Application. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will describe and demonstrate the use and effectiveness of CCPT in community and school settings.
2. Participants will identify and discuss the use and implementation of CCPT protocol.
3. Participants will demonstrate CCPT skills and attitudes.
4. Participants will describe the historical antecedents of play therapy.
5. Participants will be able to identify appropriate play materials for the playroom. 
6. Participants will be able to identify the procedures for limit setting. 

Meet the Speaker 

Dr. Kimberly M. Jayne LPC, LPCC, NCC, RPT-S™, PMH-C (she/they) is the owner of Kimberly Jayne Counseling, LLC, an Associate Professor of Counselor Education at Saybrook University, and the Play Therapy Program Director for Helen Gordon Child Development Center. Kimberly has extensive experience teaching and supervising play therapists, working with children and families in play therapy, and researching and writing about child-centered play therapy.


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7528 N Charleston Ave
Portland, OR 97203

Training Fees

This full, 2-day training is only $320 per participant. This small fee gets you two full days of in-depth CCPT training, 12 contact CE hours, and one step closer to CCPT certification.

CE Contact Hours

Completion of CCPT 101 fulfills all CCPT 101 educational requirements towards certification. 

Additionally, you will receive 12 total contact CE hours.
For the purpose of Criteria Verification Forms for RPT Credentialing Applications, this training covers:
8 hours of Seminal or Historically Significant Theories, 
3 hours of Skills & Methods, and
1 hour of Culture and Social Diversity

The UNT Center for Play Therapy offers Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) training according to the evidence-based model recognized by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare. Training in the evidence-based model of CCPT requires following approved treatment protocols. The UNT Center for Play Therapy advises therapists to consider where they seek CCPT training as some trainings do not teach according to the evidence-based model. For more information on the recognized protocols and training,  search Child-Centered Play Therapy at Title IV or CEBC.

We are an approved provider for Association of Play Therapy (APT provider 95-004), National Board Certified Counselors (Provider #3016), Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (In accordance to Texas Administrative Code, Title 22, Part 30, Rule 681.142), Texas State Board of Social Workers (In accordance with Texas Administrative Code, Title 22, Part 34, Rule 781.509), and Texas Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (In accordance to Texas Administrative Code, Title 22, Part 35, Rule 801.264). 

Attainment of all levels of CCPT Certification, as well as CPRT-Level 2 Certification and above, require mental health licenses. However, individuals who do not have mental health licenses/are not currently pursuing a mental health licensure are eligible to complete CCPT 101, CPRT 101, and CPRT 102. Additionally, individuals who do not have mental health licenses are eligible to attain certification as a Level 1- Certified CPRT Associate/Parent Educator. PT CE credit is only eligible for mental health professionals or full-time graduate students in the mental health field.

Also, The Center for Play Therapy offers an international CPRT and CCPT certification for mental health professionals working in other countries. The Center for Play therapy ensures that internationally certified CPRT and CCPT therapists are knowledgeable and experienced in CPRT and CCPT, respectively; however, we do not ensure that international therapists are licensed in their field of study. The designation for international certification is Certified I-CPRT and Certified I-CCPT.

CANCELLATION POLICY Registration cancellation refund requests should be submitted to Kimberly Jayne in writing. The registration fee, minus a $50 administrative fee, will be refunded only if the request is emailed by midnight on February 1, 2024. No-shows will not receive a refund or CE credit. Attendees are expected to be present for the entire duration of both training days. CEs will only be awarded for full attendance both training days. Kimberly Jayne Counseling, LLC reserves the right to cancel this workshop series in the event of unforeseen circumstances or if fewer than 8 participants have registered as of 14 days before the start of the program/workshop. If such occurs, Kimberly Jayne Counseling, LLC will attempt to notify registrants prior to the workshop and refund all registration fees. In all instances, the liability of Kimberly Jayne Counseling, LLC is limited to refunding such fees.

Registration is open November 15, 2023 - January 22, 2024
or until full capacity has been reached.

Register here. Contact with questions.