CPT Webinars

Fall 2021 Multicultural Webinar Series

Using Play Therapy to Support Children with Disabilities | Working with Children with Asian Cultural BackgroundMentoring African-American Play Therapists in Supervision

Using Play Therapy to Support Children with Disabilities

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 9:00 AM -12:00 PM CDT

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Registration Closes October 18, 2021 at 5:00 PM CDT

In this interactive presentation, the presenters will discuss their experiences using play therapy with children with disabilities, including blindness, deafness, cerebral palsy, severe developmental delay, and more. Attendees will learn practical modifications to the playroom when working with this population, and how to advocate for children with disabilities to receive play therapy services, including increasing sensitivity to diversity issues.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will identify three reasons why play therapy is an effective approach when working with children with disabilities
  2. Participants will identify three practical modifications to their playroom that can accommodate children with disabilities to effectively express themselves
  3. Participants will identify three resources to support children with disabilities and their families through advocacy

CE Hours:

You will receive 3 total non-contact CE hours for this presentation.
For the purpose of Criteria Verification Forms for RPT Credentialing Applications, this training covers: 3 hours of Play Therapy Special Topics

Webinar Fee: 

This online live webinar is $50 or get all three webinars for $125!
Bundle registration ends October 18, 2021, at 5:00 PM CDT.

Meet the Speakers

Rochelle Ritzi, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S, CCPT-S, CPRT-S, CFRC

Dr. Rochelle Ritzi is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, National Certified Counselor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Certified First Responder Counselor, and an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas, Texas A&M Commerce, and Palo Alto University. Rochelle holds a Doctoral degree in Counseling, with a specialty in Play Therapy from the University of North Texas. There, she became a Certified Child-Centered Play Therapist Supervisor, and a Certified Child-Parent Relationship Therapy Supervisor. Rochelle is a co-owner/founder of Bright Spot Counseling Center in Richardson, Texas, where she works with individuals and groups of all ages. She also enjoys being involved in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing culture and is fluent in ASL.



Josh Hawkins, MS, LPC-S, RPT-S, CCPT-S, CPRT-S, CHST

Josh Hawkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in Texas and Colorado. He is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Certified Humanistic Sandtray Therapist, and a Certified Child-Centered Play Therapist Supervisor and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy Supervisor. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Counseling program at Texas A&M Commerce. He earned his Master’s degree in Counseling from Southern Methodist University, and has received specialty training in Play Therapy, Activity Therapy, Group Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, and Marriage and Family Counseling. In his training and extensive counseling experience, he has developed expertise working with children, teens, adults, and families dealing with varying presenting concerns. Josh is a co-owner/founder of Bright Spot Counseling Center in Richardson, Texas, where he works with individuals and groups of all ages.

Working with Children with Asian Cultural Background

Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

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Registration Closes October 19, 2021 at 5:00 PM CDT

Asian is the fastest-growing racial group in the U.S. and it is likely that play therapists will have more opportunities to work with children and families from an Asian cultural background. In addition, the recent surge of Asian hate crimes has drawn more attention to their experience of historical adversity and systemic oppression. Existing literature, although limited, on the mental health of young Asian children and their families within the U.S. has shown that Asian American youth tend to have a higher risk of suffering from depression and anxiety and of having interpersonal relationship struggles than their White counterparts. Yet, some of the common perceptions of this population such as “model minority” and “forever foreigners” have been masking Asian children’s emotional, behavioral, psychological, and social struggles. Although it is an arduous task to discuss “Asians” due to the huge disparity within the Asian diaspora, this workshop aims to address clinical considerations for working with Asian children and their parents/caregivers within the context of play therapy. Participants will also have opportunities to explore their own beliefs and biases and learn how to engage in advocacy work in order to make mental health services less taboo and more accessible to this population.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will identify at least two unique mental health needs of children with an Asian cultural background.
  2. Participants will identify three clinical considerations for working with Asian children.
  3. Participants will identify three clinical considerations for working with parents/caregivers in the play therapy process.

CE Hours:

You will receive 3 total non-contact CE hours for this presentation. For the purpose of Criteria Verification Forms for RPT Credentialing Applications, this training covers: 3 hours of Play Therapy Cultural and Social Diversity Topics (effective January 2023) or 3 hours of Play Therapy Special Topics.

Webinar Fee: 

This online live webinar is $50 or get all three webinars for $125!
Bundle registration ends October 18, 2021, at 5:00 PM CDT.

Meet the Speakers

Yumiko Ogawa Ph.D., LPC (NJ), ACS, RPT-S, BC-TMH, Certified CCPT-S, Certified CPRT-S

Dr. Yumiko Ogawa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counselor Education at New Jersey City University. She has over 20 years of experience in providing play therapy and working with families at various settings including schools, community agencies, private practices, and disaster response sites. Over the past three years, she has been partnering with a non-profit organization, KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), to provide play therapy to unaccompanied and undocumented minors. Yumi has been providing play therapy trainings in the U.S., Japan, and the Philippines. She is one of the founders of Play Therapy in Asia Summit.

Yi-Ju Cheng, Ph.D., LPC (TX, NJ), NCC, RPT, Certified CCPT-S; Certified CPRT-S

Dr. Yi-Ju Cheng is an Assistant Professor of the Counseling Services Programs at Rider University. She has worked clinically in schools, private practice, and community agencies. Yi’s research interests and recent publications center on individual and group play therapy, adolescent counseling, and multicultural-related issues in the counseling profession. She serves as an editorial board member for the Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling and as a reviewer for the Association for Play Therapy Magazine. She is a current board member of the Research committee and University Education committee for the Association for Play Therapy. Yi is also a board member for the New Jersey Association for Play Therapy. Yi serves as a trainer for the international certification program for Child-Centered Play Therapy and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy.

Mentoring African-American Play Therapists in Supervision

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

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Registration Closes November 2, 2021 at 5:00 PM CDT

Join us for an interactive presentation in which participants will gain insight into the experiences of Black play therapists, receive tools for supervising African-American Play therapists, and participate in various expressive activities. The presenters will specifically focus on culturally responsive supervision interventions, helping participants to increase their cultural competence for the purpose of practicing cultural humility, and engage in critical discourse regarding the needs of Black play therapists in supervision.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to describe the experiences of African American play therapists and how said experiences affect the supervisory relationship.
  2. Participants will be able to apply at least two different culturally responsive strategies for creating an inclusive supervision environment.
  3. Participants will explain and practice demonstrating cultural humility in supervision for African American play therapists who experience privilege, power, and oppression in play therapy.

CE Hours:

You will receive 3 total non-contact CE hours for this presentation. 
For the purpose of Criteria Verification Forms for RPT Credentialing Applications, this training covers: 3 hours of Play Therapy Special Topics.

Per APT CE requirements this webinar meets supervision CE requirements.

Webinar Fee: 

This online live webinar is $50 or get all three webinar for $125!
Bundle registration ends October 18, 2021, at 5:00 PM CDT.

Meet the Speakers

LaKaavia Taylor, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, RPT, Certified CCPT-S, Certified CPRT-S

Dr. LaKaavia Taylor is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Counseling Program at the University of North Texas, where she enjoys teaching and supervising graduate-level counseling students. Dr. Taylor has research and clinical expertise with African American children in play therapy. Additionally, she has extensive counseling experience with children, adolescents, and families in schools and community mental health settings. Her areas of focus are trauma, racial identity, and socioemotional development. Dr. Taylor has presented at numerous national and state conferences. Through her current and past leadership positions in various organizations, she engages in advocacy efforts for children and adolescents in counseling. 

Charmaine Conner, Ph.D., LPC (TX), NCC

Dr. Charmaine Conner is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (TX) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) with experience providing mental health services to children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings: residential, private practice, and non-profit agencies. She specializes in play therapy, servicing children who are transracially adopted, children who have experienced trauma, and children who have demonstrated academic and behavioral concerns. Her clinical experiences have afforded her with the knowledge and skills to provide diverse examples when teaching and supervising students. Dr. Conner was selected as a 2018-2019 Doctoral Fellow with the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellowship Program (MFP). Her commitment to serving underserved populations and infusing social justice practices into the counseling profession has continued through her scholarly publications, presentations at professional conferences, and mentorship with former students and supervisees.

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1) Click on the title of the webinar you would like to register for above. This will direct you to the registration page.
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If you have questions or concerns at any point in the registration process, please email us at cpt@unt.edu. 

CE Hours

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 Play Therapy Instruction Hours

For those working on the attainment of instructional hours towards credentialing:

Effective May 15, 2020, through December 31, 2021, APT Approved Providers may temporarily offer "contact" hours for online continuing education if the training meets all of the conditions set forth by APT. Although our webinars are offered via a synchonous telehealth format with interactive capabilities and meet the two hour minimum, they are not limited to 40 participants or less. Therefore, in accordance with Approved Provider Standards, our 2021 Fall Multicultural Webinar Series webinars are non-contact hours.

For those already credentialed:

APT is temporarily allowing any registrant with continuing education due between March 15, 2020 and December 31, 2021, to submit all non-contact training hours to fulfill the 18 hours of play therapy continuing education. 

For complete details, please refer to APT at www.a4pt.org

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