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2020 IL-APT 2-Day Conference with Linda Homeyer

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Oak Park, IL 60301

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2020 IL-APT 2-Day Conference with Linda Homeyer

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The Illinois Association for Play Therapy is excited to offer a two-day training opportunity for mental health therapists and graduate students featuring Linda Homeyer Ph.D., LPC-S, and RPT-S . CEs will be available for Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, and Play Therapy with 6 CEs offered for each day of attendance. Lunch breaks make an excellent time to network with other therapists and check out our vendors. Don't miss out on this fantastic two-day conference for therapists presented by the Illinois Association for Play Therapy. Register today!

**Group Registration discount of 15% for organizations registering groups of 5 or more together for member or non-member tickets.**

Day 1: Play to Words: Understanding Play Therapy Case Documentation

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | CE Hours: 6

Description

Playing may be the cure, but words are the record. Come explore the world of play therapy documentation from intake through termination. Best practice issues will be explored. Discussion of the importance of what is written (and not). Focus will be given to understand the dynamics of a play session and how to translate the play into professional clinical words. Case examples and templates will be shared.

Learning Objectives

  • List the components of a play therapy client file
  • Develop one’s own checklist of play therapy specific clinical forms from intake through termination
  • Discuss decision making process for inclusion or exclusion of case information
  • Deconstruct a play therapy session, identify the clinical process by one’s theoretical approach, and write succinct clinical notes
  • Identify documenting working with parents: treatment plans and ongoing feedback
  • Discuss awareness of APT Best Practices as relates to professional legal and ethics.

Day One Schedule

8:30AM -9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00AM - 12:00 PM Morning Session

12:00PM-12:30PM IL-APT Annual Business Meeting

12:30PM- 1:30PM Lunch on your own

1:30PM-4:30PM Afternoon Session

Day 2: Trauma-Informed Sandtray Therapy for the Play Therapist

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | CE Hours: 6

Description

This workshop will provide play therapists an exploration of trauma-informed dynamics to ones’ ongoing play therapy work with clients of all ages, importance of integrating with counseling/personality theory, and client conceptualization. The focus will be integrating and conceptualizing the three stages of trauma-informed therapy work as play therapist’s use the sand tray. This includes use and importance of how the play therapist can use the “trauma narrative,” “life narrative,” and “family narrative” as a part of successful treatment. We will also explore the inclusion of spirituality/religion as a possible resource for trauma victims and their families. Case studies and examples will be given. Participants: Please bring 15-20 miniature figures with you. We will experience and play, too!

Learning Objectives

  • The play therapist will identify how using sand, sand tray, and miniature figures can assist client’s ability to co-regulate in play therapy sessions
  • List trauma-related miniature figures, both symbols of fear and symbols of safety
  • Assess and use spiritual/religious issues as a resiliency factor in play therapy trauma-treatment
  • The play therapist will discuss trauma, impact of ACE studies, and trauma-informed practice in sand tray
  • List the three steps of trauma work and how the play therapist can use this information in their play therapy process
  • Identify how to integrate the trauma narrative and life narrative in facilitative play therapy responses

Day Two Schedule

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Morning Session

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch on your own

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Afternoon Session

About the Speaker

Linda E. Homeyer, Ph.D., LPCS, RPT-S, is a Retired Professor of Professional Counseling at Texas State University, where she developed their play therapy and sandtray therapy programs. Dr. Homeyer is the recipient of the Association for Play Therapy’s Lifetime Achievement Award and designated as a Director Emerita. She presents locally to internationally on play therapy and sandtray therapy, has numerous publications, including: Sandtray Therapy: A Practical Manual (3 rd Ed.), and The Handbook of Group Play Therapy, co-authored and co-edited with Daniel Sweeney, respectively. Her publications have been translated into Chinese, Russian, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Homeyer is the director of the Door of Hope Counseling Center in New Braunfels.

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Just a few miles west of Chicago’s Loop, in beautiful and historic downtown Oak Park, The Nineteenth Century Club is located on Forest Ave, just one half block from Lake Street and is within walking distance of the Green Line. A large public parking garage is adjacent to the Club for a reasonable price.

Where can I stay for this event?

We have reserved a block of rooms at The Carleton of Oak Park Hotel.

Please call the hotel directly at (708) 848-5000 to make reservations. Ask for Dana Schuster or Katie Fox in the Sales & Catering Office and mention Group # 3170 to receive the discounted rate.

All reservations must be made by January 24th, 2020 to receive the discount.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please reach out to our event coordinator Keri Sawyer- ilaptvicepresident@gmail.com

What's the refund policy?

Refund of ticket price minus any service fees retained by our payment processor is available on or before February 15, 2020.

The Illinois Association for Play Therapy is an authorized CE provider for: Association for Play Therapy (APT Approved Provider #99-076); NBCC (ACEP # 5897); State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Social Workers (# 159.001204), Marriage & Family Therapists (#168.000234), and Counselors (#197.000278). ILAPT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

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