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SC Association for Play Therapy 21st Annual Conference

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Luther F Carter Center for Health Sciences

200 West Evans Street

Florence, SC 29501

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Unlocking the Wisdom of the Body: Body-Informed Interventions in Play Therapy

Presented by: Dr. Renee Turner, LPCS, RPTS

Dr. Renee Turner is a Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor specializing in the advocacy and treatment of children of all ages. She specializes in the supervision and professional development of post-graduates and has 15 years of experience working in the areas of grief and loss, bereavement and hospice work, complex trauma, and identity and spiritual issues. In her clinical work, Dr. Turner integrates existential, Gestalt, and expressive therapies to create a dynamic, experiential form of therapy.

Dr. Turner is particularly passionate about promoting and increasing the field of play therapy and presents locally and nationally on the ethical application of play therapy, sandtray therapy, and expressive therapies with children, adults, and families. She actively participates in leadership at the local, state, and national levels and received the 2017 Association for Play Therapy Emerging Leader Service Award for her continued dedication to play therapy. In 2016, she created the Central Texas Chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy where she continues to serve as a member of the Advisory Board. She is also President-Elect of the Texas Association for Play Therapy and currently serves as Chair of the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Awards and Recognition committee. She is a reviewer for the quarterly Play Therapy Magazine published by APT, an approved APT Education Provider, and is an APT Leadership Academy graduate. She actively supervises LPC-Interns and post-licensed individuals pursuing the Registered Play Therapist designation.

March 8, 2019 (Friday)

8:30-8:45 Registration, CE Sign In and Coffee

8:45-9:00 Announcements

9:00-10:30 Introduction: Neurobiology of bottom up play therapy

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Orienting: Grounding and embodiment play

12:15-1:15 Lunch Onsite/ Working Lunch: Optional Play Therapy Interactive Session

1:15-2:45 Listening: Playful interventions for body attunement

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:30 Regulating: Integrating body-informed principles into play therapy

4:30-5:00 Questions, Closing Announcements, Evaluation and Check Out

Embodied Play Therapy Part One: Integrating body-centered principles into play therapy

After this training, attendees will be able to: 1) Understand the neurobiological underpinnings of embodied practices in play therapy 2) Differentiate top-down processing from bottom-up processing in play therapy 3) List three grounding and orienting techniques to build a felt sense of safety in the playroom. 4) Learn and practice multiple methods of utilizing body scanning in play therapy sessions. 5) List multiple ways to integrate body mapping into play therapy sessions using toys and sandtray figures. 6) Identify when and how to incorporate music and movement into play therapy for emotional and physical regulation

Hot Trends in the Playroom: Slime, Calm-down Jars and Orbeez (12:15-1:15)

Optional: 1 Clock Hour CE Certificate Awarded for those participating only.

Description: Mental health professionals who implement play therapy with children and adults, are constantly seeking new ways to help manage anxiety and stress. Play therapists have the amazing yet challenging task of supporting clients in a therapeutic setting that is both productive and fun for kids of all ages. Helping children and adults develop effective coping skills can be especially calming and stress- relieving when incorporating some of the hottest trends in toys.

Objective: Participants will create slime, miniature calm-down jars and Orbeez and be able to discuss how these play therapy activities can be used in the playroom as fun activities while giving a soothing, calm and mindful experience.

Facilitator: Dawn White, MA, LPC, RPT: Ms. White after 23 years as a science teacher in middle and high school classrooms in Chesterfield County, she embarked on a new professional path and started a second Master’s degree at Columbia International University, completing a dual degree in clinical counseling and marriage and family therapy in 2010. It was during the second Child and Adolescent Therapy course in early 2010, that she attended her first SCAPT Conference and recognized how her experience as a teacher was being uniquely merged with her new career as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She began a small private practice in Chesterfield County in November 2010. Within two months she realized the value of the extra training in play therapy as over half her clientele were children and families. While she presently continues to practice privately, Dawn joined PFM Counseling in January 2013, as an in-house therapist at Palmetto Family Medicine in Cheraw. In February 2015, Dawn became a Registered Play Therapist, and she is in the final phase of certification as an Emotionally Focused Therapist. She serves as the current SCAPT President Elect.

March 9, 2019 (Saturday)

8:30-8:45 Registration, CE Sign In, and Coffee

8:45-9:00 Announcements

9:00-10:30 Introduction: Trauma, Embodiment, and Play

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Childhood Eating Disorders and Embodiment Practices

12:15-1:15 Lunch Onsite: SCAPT Business Meeting, Awards Ceremony & Networking- All Attendees

1:15-2:45 Integration: Voice Dialogue for disowned/ disembodied parts

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:30 Love Thyself: Embodied Self Care

4:30-5:00 Questions, Closing Announcements, Evaluation, and Check Out


Embodied Play Therapy Part Two: Addressing trauma, body shame, and counselor burnout

After this training, attendees trainees will be able to:
1) Recite research regarding the long-term impact of trauma, body shame, and adverse childhood experience on children and adolescents
2) List key issues present working with children and adolescents with eating disorders &/or body image issues in play therapy.
3) Learn at least two art/play therapy interventions to utilize with children with eating disorders &/or body image issues as part of play therapy sessions.
4) Describe the voice dialogue technique as applied to play therapy
5) Identify symptoms of burnout, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue in the play therapy
6) List strategies for embodied self-care


Continuing Education Information:

Play Therapy CE-This entire event is sponsored by the SC Association for Play Therapy (APT Approved Provider #99-06 ) and provides continuing education specific to play therapy. This conference carries 12 Continuing Education Clock Hour Credits (CONTACT) and 1 Continuing Education Clock Hour Credit (CONTACT-Optional) specific to Play Therapy. (www.sca4pt.com) and SCAPT is responsbile for the program content.

LPC CE--SCAPT is recognized by the SC Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation, Division of Professional and Occupational Licensing, SC Board of Examiners for the Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, and Psycho-Educational Specialists to offer continuing education (Provider #4586) for this conference.

Optional LPC CE- 1 Continuing Education Clock Hour Credit provided by the Palmetto Family Works, LLC. Palmetto Family Works, LLC is recognized by the SC Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation, Division of Professional and Occupational Licensing, SC Board of Examiners for the Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, and Psycho-Educational Specialists to offer continuing education (Provider #4513). Upon request, you may forward a copy of this certificate to your licensing board as proof of attendance. Any questions are to be directed to Jennifer Elkins at (843) 661-6030 or Email: palmettofamily@yahoo.com.


For more information about the conference contact the SCAPT President

Dr. Saundra Penn (drsaundrapenn@gmail.com or 1-704-688-2761)

Registration Includes:

FREE Continuing Education Certificate, Morning Coffee, Snack & Lunch both days onsite


Nearby Hotels:

Hotel Florence: 126 W Evans St, Florence, SC 29501 (843) 629-0100 (closest to venue)

Home 2: 900 Woody Jones Blvd, Florence, SC 29501 (843) 664-9008 (near I-20 exit)

Courtyard by Marriott: 2680 Hospitality Blvd, Florence, SC 29501 (843) 662-7066 (near 1-20 exit)

There are many more in Florence. Please book early, we do not have any rooms on reserve!


NO Purchase Orders will be accepted for this Conference. A check can be mailed two weeks prior, or brought on the day of the conference from an agency made out to SC Association for Play Therapy or SCAPT. No one will be able to sign in on the day of the conference without payment. The attendee is responsible fo making sure that fees are paid in order to attend. Any agency agreements for payment are between the agency and the attendee, and NOT with SCAPT.


Link to Conference Flyer (PDF)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1usQ4gUJ9a2sxUKSsn0Z0R8FRjb8APO72/view?usp=sharing

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