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Monthly Workshop: Facilitating Growth in Children through Child-Centered Play Therapy presented by Dr. Elisabeth Liles

  • Fri, May 04, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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Topic:  Facilitating Growth in Children through Child-Centered Play Therapy
  Dr. Elisabeth Liles

Date:  Friday, May 4, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00PM
Location: Rancho Cordova City Hall,
2729 Prospect Park Drive,
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (map)

Doors Open at 9:00AM
Networking starts at 9:00 AM

This program will benefit LMFT, LPCC, LEP and LCSW licensees and pre licensees by providing training in both theory and techniques of working with young children. It satisfies the BBS requirements for treating children and working with families. All information provided is empirically-supported and well-established within the field.

Includes: Breakfast and meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Sacramento Valley Chapter of California Marriage and Family Therapist CAMFT CEPA CE Provider #62279 CE Credit will be awarded after the completion of the course via email.

No CEs will be awarded to persons arriving late or leaving early. Partial CE credit will not be awarded.

Workshop Information:

This presentation will provide a brief overview of the tenets and theory of child-centered play therapy. Using this context, participants will then learn the language of play therapy and specific skills for implementing play therapy techniques with young children. Techniques will include facilitative reflections, identifying themes and enlarging the meaning of children's play, setting therapeutic limits, and monitoring progress in therapy.

Play therapy is a specialized technique that transcends simply including play materials in a therapy session. It is founded on specific beliefs about children and their development, and it is empirically-supported when implemented from a knowledgeable framework. Research demonstrates that play therapy is the most effective way to work with young children (ages 3-7), and it requires training in play therapy skills in order for therapists to be effective in its implementation. In order for licensees to ethically provide therapy to young children, it is imperative that they have knowledge and training in specific play therapy skills.

9:00 am Registration Starts
9:00am - 9:45am - Networking
9:45am - 10:00am - Announcements
10:00am - 11:00am
- Workshop
11:00am - 11:10am - Break
11:10am - noon -
noon - Workshop Ends

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to respond therapeutically to young children using the specific play therapy language
2. Participants will be able to implement therapeutic limit-setting using the ACT method
3. Participants will be able to identify therapeutic themes in children’s play and use this information to enlarge meaning and monitor progress

Presenter Bio:
Dr. Elisabeth Liles earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2009. She is a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor (RPT-S) and has been practicing play therapy since 2004. Dr. Liles also has experience as a school counselor and high school teacher. Dr. Liles has published in the International Journal of Play Therapy and presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference on the topic of play therapy. She is also is currently an Associate Professor and Department Chair at California State University, Sacramento, where she teaches courses on play therapy and counseling children and youth. In addition to being an RPT-S, Dr. Liles is a National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

Early registration ends Thursday, April 26, 2018 Early registration rates:
2018 Licensed, Associate or Affiliate Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $20
2018 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $15
Non-Member: $30

Starting Friday, April 27, 2018 rates:
2018 Licensed, Associate or Affiliate Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $25
2018 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $20
Non-Member: $35

Registration Ends Wednesday, May 2, 2018
No Walk-in Registration unless announced. 

Registration Policy
Effective January 1, 2018 SVC-CAMFT event registration must be paid online except with prior approval.  Registration dates and fees may vary and are subject to change without notice.  Event discounts prices and discount periods may or may not be offered.  Event registration is deemed complete during the registration period in which registration payment is received.  Incomplete or unpaid registration will be cancelled and removed at the end of each registration period. 

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