CPT Webinars

Upcoming Webinar Trainings 

Fall Multicultural Webinar Series

Attend all three upcoming webinars (Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 17) for a bundled price of $125 (or $50 each)! Register HERE or by clicking any of the webinar titles below. 

 

Playing While Black: Addressing the Needs of African American Children in Play Therapy

October 20, 2020 - 9am-12pm CST

African American children have unique needs that are often overlooked and misinterpreted in clinical settings. In particular, they face heightened risks of developing mental health concerns due to historical adversity, systemic oppression, cultural differences, and socioeconomic disparities (Harris & Graham, 2014). The intersection of these factors significantly impacts the overall psychological adjustment of African American children and families. Specifically, the social, emotional, and behavioral strengths needed to navigate racial stress and trauma, societal perceptions, and microagressons related to the lived experiences of being Black in American (Belgrave & Allison, 2015). However, African Americans often have limited access to culturally responsive counseling services. Therefore, clinicians need to be prepared to address the concerns of African American children. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use play therapy skills, interventions, and attitudes to address the unique needs and cultural strengths of African American children. Participants will also have opportunities to explore their own beliefs and biases.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will identify relevant play therapy skills and interventions needed to work effectively with African American children and families.
  2. Participants will describe the unique mental health needs of African American children.
  3. Participants will identify signs of racial-related stress and challenges that may appear in African American children's lives and play therapy sessions.
  4. Participants will identify playroom adaptations to create a culturally responsive play therapy environment.

Materials Needed

  • Paper  
  • Markers/crayons
  • Small miniatures or electronic access to clip art/images/pictures

Registration Deadline: October 9, 2020

You will receive 3 total non-contact CE hours.

Webinar Registration Policy: For all Fall Multicultural Webinar Series webinars, registration is final and refund will not be processed. However, you may give or sell your registration to another participant, if the original registrant notifies CPT of any registration transfers to a new attendee. 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.

Meet the Speaker

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

 

Supervising at the Intersections: Culturally Responsive Play Therapy Supervision

November 3, 2020 - 9am-12pm CST 

Intersectionality refers to the multidimensionality and interdependence of intersecting identities such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, gender identity, and ability status, which together create distinctive modes of power and discrimination (Collins & Bilge, 2016). Supervision is a culturally centered triadic relationship in which the intersecting identities of the supervisor, supervisee and the client interact, and inform both the supervisory and therapeutic process. This is particularly salient when the supervisee or the client holds one or more marginalized identities. While the instructional and evaluative components of supervision are essential to the supervisee’s clinical development (Bernard & Goodyear, 2014), so too are the relational elements, particularly the supervisee’s perceived sense of safety and trust in the supervisory relationship (Wong, Wong & Ishiyama, 2013). In addition to facilitating play therapy skill development, culturally responsive play therapy supervision incorporates culturally-attuned interventions, acknowledging the cultural dimensions of each member of the supervision triad and their potential influence on the quality of the supervisory relationship and therapeutic outcomes. In this workshop, participants will explore their dimensions of diversity and the impact of intersecting identities on the supervision relationship and the play therapy process.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will identify the key components of intersectionality theory and the socio-emotional impact of policies and institutional practices on supervisees and clients with marginalized identities
  2. Participants will explore their cultural dimensions and the potential impact of their salient identities on the supervisory relationship and therapeutic progress
  3. Participants will identify specific strategies for engaging in culturally responsive supervision

Materials Needed

  • Paper
  • Crayons or markers
  • Cup or other small container
  • Decorative beads

Registration Deadline: October 23, 2020

You will receive 3 total non-contact CE hours. These hours also count for supervision non-contact hours.

Webinar Registration Policy: For all Fall Multicultural Webinar Series webinars, registration is final and refund will not be processed. However, you may give or sell your registration to another participant, if the original registrant notifies CPT of any registration transfers to a new attendee. 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.

Meet the Speaker

 

Natalya Lindo, Ph.D., LPC, Certified CCPT-S, Certified CPRT-S, is an Associate Professor and Department Chair at the University of North Texas with fifteen years of experience as a researcher and clinician with specialized training in working with children and families, diverse and at-risk populations. Dr. Lindo’s primary research areas are School-based Play Therapy, Child Parent Relationship Therapy, Teacher Child Relationship Building and Career Development across the lifespan. Consistent with this research agenda, Dr. Lindo regularly conducts action-research projects in the public schools related to Child Parent Relationship Therapy and Teacher Child Relationship Building. Most recently Dr. Lindo developed the Child and Adolescent Career Construction Interview aimed at improving self-concept, occupational identity and career adaptability. With a focus on capacity building, Dr. Lindo collaborates with administrators and school counselors to develop school-wide mental health initiatives targeting children who are at risk for school failure.

 

Integrating Multicultural Awareness and Social Justice into Play Therapy

November 17, 2020 - 9am-12pm CST 

This webinar seeks to expand the multicultural and social justice competencies of play therapists through in-depth discussions of oppression and privilege. The audience will discuss clinical implications, case conceptualization, and advocacy plans.

Learning Objectives

Following the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Increase their awareness regarding issues of oppression and privilege.
  2. Describe the clinical implications of privilege and oppression on their clients
  3. Discuss ways in which they can integrate a multicultural and social justice framework when conceptualization clients

Registration Deadline: November 6, 2020

You will receive 3 total non-contact CE hours.

Webinar Registration Policy: For all Fall Multicultural Webinar Series webinars, registration is final and refund will not be processed. However, you may give or sell your registration to another participant, if the original registrant notifies CPT of any registration transfers to a new attendee. 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.

Meet the Speaker

Peggy Ceballos, Ph.D., NCC, Certified CCPT-S, Certified CPRT-S is an Associate Professor at the University of North Texas. She has clinical experience as a school counselor and as a community counselor working primarily with children and adolescents. Her research area is on multicultural issues in play therapy, including the effectiveness of child-centered play therapy and Child Parent Relationship Therapy interventions with Latinx families in school settings. She has conducted over 60 professional presentations and she has been the recipient of 11 professional awards, including the 2016 TCA Advocacy Award and the 2011 American Counseling Association (ACA) Best Practice Award for best research.

 

Directions for Webinars 

To register and pay for the webinar of your choice, follow the directions below.

1) Click on the title of the webinar you would like to register for above. This will direct you to the registration page.

2) Complete the registration information. 

3) You will receive a receipt email after payment processes. 

4) You will get an email with directions to access the webinar approximately one week prior to the webinar date.

5) Join us via the zoom link in your email at the start of the webinar! 

If you have questions or concerns at any point in the registration process, please email us at cpt@unt.edu

 

Attainment of Play Therapy Instruction Hours

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

Effective May 15, 2020 through December 31, 2020, 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 2020 Fall Multicultural Webinar Series webinars are non-contact hours.

For those already credentialed:

APT is temporarilty allowing any registrant with continuing education due between March 15, 2020 and December 31, 2020, 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