"Therapy of the Absurd": An Introduction to Play Therapy

When:  Jun 14, 2019 from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM (ET)
Play Therapy is an evidence-based intervention method that utilizes the natural language of children to accomplish therapeutic goals. The roots of Family Therapy included children in most if not all sessions to achieve the results of systemic therapy. A pioneer in family therapy Dr. Nathan Ackerman stated that, "without engaging the children in a meaningful interchange across the generations, there can be no family therapy." Family therapists often get little to no training in how to involve children in family therapy. This webinar will introduce Systemic Play Therapy as one intervention to use to start including children in family therapy sessions.

A unique link to join the webinar in Zoom will be provided in the confirmation and reminder emails to paid registrants. 

CE: 1.5 contact hour through AAMFT. 
Dr. Whitehead is also an Approved Provider of Association for Play Therapy (APT) CEs. His Provider number is: 18-537. If you would like APT CE Credit for this webinar, fill out the evaluation form, leave your email address and you will receive an APT CE Certificate.

If you are unable to participate on this date, please do not register. The webinar will be recorded and available for later purchase on Teneo.

Presenter: Michael Whitehead, PhD, LMFT, RPT-S is currently in full-time clinical practice at Sageview Youth Psychology in Richland, Washington. He also teaches part time in Northcentral University's Marriage and Family Therapy program. He has presented at the local and national level on topics ranging from parenting, behavior management, divorce, general family therapy, and play therapy. He also recently finished co-authoring a chapter on treating disruptive behavior disorders in the upcoming series "The Handbook of Systemic Family Therapy". His passion is making sure children with disruptive behavior disorders are treated compassionately and effectively.

Pricing Information

Registration Price
Lifespan Network Students $15.00
Lifespan Network Members $25.00
AAMFT Students $30.00
AAMFT Members $50.00
Non-Members $60.00
Special Waived
Volunteer $2.00


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