CCPT 102: Child-Centered Play Therapy Practice and Application

June 21-23, 2023

Denton, TX

Participants must have completed CCPT 101 in order to register.

Registration closed due to full enrollement. Email to be placed on our waitlist. 
Registration opens March 6, 2023 at 10:00 AM CT
Registration closes June 6, at 4:00 PM CT or when full capacity has been reached

Limited Enrollement

This is a 3-day advanced in-person training in the practice and application of Child-Centered Play Therapy. This intensive training on the application of CCPT will be an exciting time together to learn about the practice and application of CCPT. Content will include: understanding development, the process of CCPT (relational disruptions and enacting conditions), themes in CCPT, advanced limit setting, specific presenting problems/populations, parent consultation, advocacy/general research findings, and opportunities to practice, practice, practice!


June 21-23, 2023

Wednesday, June 21, 2023: 1:00 -4:00 pm CT
Thursday, June 22, 2023: 8:30-6:00 pm CT
Friday, June 23, 2023: 8:30-5:00 pm CT


  1. Participants will be able to describe how child development impacts play therapy.
  2. Participants will be able to distinguish between play behaviors and play themes.
  3. Participants will be able to demonstrate when and how to use limit-setting and choice giving from a child-centered perspective.  
  4. Participants will be able to demonstrate child-centered play therapy skills and attitudes.
  5. Participants will be able to cite and access research findings on the effectiveness of CCPT.
  6. Participants will be able to articulate the change process for various presenting problems.
  7. Participants will be able to integrate feedback into practice of CCPT.

Meet the Speaker

Leslie Jones, PhD, LPC-S, RPT, Certified CCPT-S, Certified CPRT-S

Leslie Jones is a Clinical Professor at the University of North Texas. Leslie has over 20 years of play therapy experience including teaching university courses, supervising counselors in training, and working with families and children in both community agency and school settings. She currently teaches courses in play therapy, child appraisal, and expressive arts. Leslie is graduate of the Association for Play Therapy Leadership Academy. She served as President of the Texas Association for Play Therapy and served on the Florida Association for Play Therapy board. Dr. Jones has presented nationally on play therapy and expressive arts. She is actively involved in the international certification program for Child-Centered Play Therapy and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy. 

Training Fees

This in-person 3-day training is only $720 per participant. This small fee gets you four days of advanced CCPT training and supervision, 18 CE hours, and one step closer to CCPT certification. 

Conference Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellation refund requests should be submitted to CPT in writing. The registration fee, minus a $50 administrative fee, will be refunded only if the request is postmarked by June 6, 2023. CPT reserves the right to cancel this conference in the event of unforeseen circumstances. If such occurs, CPT will attempt to notify registrants prior to the conference and refund all registration, workshop, and continuing education fees. In all instances, the liability of CPT is limited to refunding such fees.

CE Contact Hours

Completion of CCPT 102 fulfills all CCPT 102 educational requirements towards certification.

You will receive 18 total contact CE hours. For the purpose of Criteria Verification Forms for RPT Credentialing Applications, this training covers:
11 hours of Seminal or Historically Significant Theories, and
7 hours of Skills & Methods.

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 Licensed Social Worker (provider #6720), 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

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.


University of North Texas
Denton, TX


Option 1
Union Circle Garage located beside the Child Family Resource Clinic (CFRC) at 1155 Union Circle, Denton TX, 76203.  This garage is a Parkmobile garage meaning you must have the Parkmobile app downloaded on your smart phone prior to arriving at the garage. No Cash accepted. Rates are $2.25 per hour or $18.35 daily max.

Option 2
Highland Street Parking Garage is located on Ave A and Highland Street. This is about 1 block from the Greek Life Center (GLC). Cash and cards are accepted at this garage. Rates are $2 an hour or $16 daily max.

Option 3
You may also purchase a $5 daily parking permit. You’re required to print your parking permit before arriving on campus.
Follow the directions below for this option:
-    Go to:
-    Once there, Click on Get Permits under Permits.
-    Click on Create Guest Account (if you have already done this for a previous conference, you can log in with your information).
-    Click Proceed to login to your new account.
-    For new users, an email will be sent with a link to log in to your account.
-    Click Next under Purchase Permit.
-    Click TEMPORARY Daily Rate/ UNT Campus Denton.
-    Click Next.
-    Select Start Date.
-    Select how many days you will be using permit.
-    Click Next.
-    Add Vehicle information.
-    Click Next.
-    Add address.
-    Follow payment options.
-    Print out permit to place on dashboard.


Each participant will be responsible for his or her own transportation to and from training each day.

Commercial shuttle services from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport as well as rental car services are available to those that are interested. The shuttle services can be reached by contacting the airport (972) 574-8888 ext. 3, Super Shuttle (972) 615-2410, or Yellow Checker Shuttle (972) 233-6999. It generally takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour to reach Denton from the airport. The Dart is a train that travels between Denton and both airports in Dallas. Here is a link to Dart: Uber and taxi services may also be helpful to you.


SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denton
1434 Centre Place Dr. Denton, TX 76205
(1.9 miles from conference venue - 6 minute drive)

Enjoy group rate of $119 USD plus tax per night when booked on or before 5:00PM 6/6/2023*. Please call the reservation line at 1-800-771-9873 or make reservations HERE

Amenities include:
Free wireless internet, free breakfast, fitness center, pool, restaurant on-site, and more.

*Cancellation policy: Cancellations on individual reservations must be made 48 hours prior to scheduled arrival. In the event that the reservation is not cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival, one night’s room and tax will be charged

Best Western Plus Denton Inn & Suites
Enjoy group rate of $119.99 USD plus tax per night when booked HERE*
*You may cancel your reservation for no charge before 04:00 PM local hotel time on Tuesday June 20, 2023.

2910 W University Dr
Denton, TX 76201
(2.9 miles from UNT - 10 min drive)

Amenities include:
Free wireless internet, hot breakfast, outdoor pool and complimentary parking. Hotel is located next to Cracker Barrell.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites
4485 North I-35, Denton, Texas 76207

(4 miles from UNT - 12 min drive)

Enjoy group rate of $105-110 USD plus tax per night when booked on or before 5/30/2023. Click Here to book now.

Amenities include:
Free wireless internet, hot buffet breakfast, 24-hour fitness facilities, parking and more. (Shuttle is currently not in service)

International Participant Information

International participants to our conferences are some of the most treasured relationships we build with our conference attendees. We hope to provide each participant with quality play therapy training and simplifying the difficulties of attending our conference as much as possible. Often, international participants have additional barriers to attending our conference over domestic participants. Below are a few suggestions to ease the process.

  • Begin the process early to ensure all government documents and permissions that are obtained in a timely manner. Governmental organizations are typically slow and are not always responsive to quick turnaround periods.
  • Ensure you have an understanding of what all is needed to attend our conference. Do you need a passport? Do you need a visa? Double check that you have all required forms and documents.
  • Once registration is complete, we can provide you with a Letter of Invitation if it is needed. Please email us and include your name, what dates and workshops you plan to attend, and other information your government may need to approve your travel and attendance at our conference.

We are happy to help in a supportive role at the Center for Play Therapy. Let us know if you have any additional needs or requests that would ease your attendance to our conference. Looking forward to seeing you in Denton, Texas, USA!