$tX,$uxtnd annual Play Therapy Institute, which provides participants a foundation in the basics of Adlerian Play Therapy, will be held at Plymouth State University July 27-29.
Participants will gain the knowledge and tools needed to use Adlerian play therapy effectively with children and adolescents. Presenters will weave both school and mental health or clinical settings into the training, providing opportunities for school counselors and mental health clinicians to work with one another.
In addition to theory, Friday’s training will address ethical issues in working with children and adolescents. The training will include lecture, discussion, role playing, video demonstration and small group discussion. Clothing suitable for “playing” is recommended.</b<
The presenters are Linda Navelski, a licensed clinical mental health counselor in Maine and New Hampshire who is certified as a K-12 school counselor, and Mary Anne Peabody, a licensed clinical social worker who is also certified as a K-12 school counselor.
Navelski is a founding member and president-elect of the Maine Association for Play Therapy. She has taught in the PSU counselor education program since 2000.
Peabody served as the first president of the Maine Association for Play Therapy and currently serves on the national Play Therapy Association Registration and Continuing Education Committee. She has a private practice specializing in play therapy and play therapy supervision and is a noted publisher of therapeutic games.
On completion of the training, participants may earn 15 APT continuing education hours or 15 National Board for Certified Counselors contact hours. Graduate credit is also available.
Cost for the institute is $249 which includes three breakfasts, two lunches and the workshops. Dormitory housing is available at an additional charge of $33 – $44 per night, depending on room size.
For more information logon to www.plymouth.edu/graded/institutes or to register, call (603) 535-2734.