C lick to view this em ail in a browser California Association for Play Therapy 8th Annual Northern California Regional Play Therapy Conference Saturday, March 21, 2015 8:00 am to 3:30 pm Featuring: Katrinca Ford, LMFT Gabrielle Guedet, PhD, LMFT Victoria Keyser, PsyD Toni McCormick, LMFT Karen Pernett, LCSW, RPT-S, SEP Jodi Smith, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S Register by 2/21/15 to receive Early Registration Discount Venue Information: Registration Information: **Register by 2/21/15 to receive Early Registration Discount** University of Phoenix 2482 Constitution Dr Livermore, CA 94551 MAP IT Come and play with us! Early Registration APT Member $90 Early Registration Non APT Member Registration Fees after 2/21/15: APT Member $110 $150 Conference Schedule: 8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration 8:30 am - 11:30 am Session 1 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Session 2 Workshop Information: Session 1A ~ All Levels “You Are Our Lifeguards:” Filial Play Therapy with a Fost/Adopt Family (3 CE) Presenter: Karen Pernet LCSW, RPT-S, SEP Case example of a fost/adopt family will demonstrate how Filial Play Therapy can be adapted to meet the attachment needs of children with developmental trauma. Included are a review of Filial, video of sessions, and use of additional directive interventions. Learning Objectives: After the session, participants will be able to (1) List and describe the four basic skills which are taught to parents in Filial Play Therapy (2) List three play therapy interventions for a child’s disregulated nervous system (3) Name two ways that Filial Play Therapy helps adoptive parents establish a stable home for their traumatized children. (4) Describe how externalizing play and internalizing play manifest in the play therapy office. Non APT Member $170 Student $110 Student Group Discount $100 (group of 3 or more, registrants must sign up together) Online Registration Workshop Information: Session 1B ~ Intermediate What They Have to Teach Us: Children of Gay and Lesbian Families in Play Therapy (3 CE) Presenter: Katrinca Ford, LMFT This workshop looks at myths and realities of growing up in a gay / lesbian headed household today. Explores ways play therapists may promote a healthy climate for gay / lesbian families in our playrooms and in our communities. Learning Objectives: After the session participants will be able to: (1) Identify three stereotypes about gay men and lesbians and how they interfere with the work of play therapy when left unexplored. (2) Discuss three factors contributing to the tension between secrecy and openness experienced by children in gay / lesbian families and how they might present themselves during play therapy. (3) List at least two ways gay and lesbian parenting has contributed to our understanding of healthy families. (4) Identify three resources for information and support for parents and children in gay / lesbian headed families when they seek help from play therapists. Session 2B ~ All Levels Presenters: Victoria Keyser, MSW, PsyD Jodi Smith, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S Creative Interventions for Children with Sexual Behavior Problems: A play therapy approach (3 CE) Presenters: Gabrielle M. Guedet, PhD., LMFT Toni McCormick, MSW, LCSW This workshop will focus on utilizing play therapy to treat children experiencing grief and loss. Developmental considerations This workshop will focus on exploring the origins of sexual behavior problems in children 12 and under, distinguishing sexual Session 2A ~ All Levels Play Therapy for Grief & Loss (3 CE) specific to this topic will be discussed. Several playful and creative activities will be presented and practiced during the workshop. Learning Objectives: After the session, participants will be able to identify: (1) Rationale for utilizing play therapy with clients experiencing grief & loss issues. (2) Common issues that arise when utilizing play therapy with children experiencing grief & loss. (3) Three play therapy interventions to address grief & loss issues. Play is the highest form of research ~ Albert Einstein children 12 and under, distinguishing sexual behavior problems from normal childhood sexual play and exploration, assessing sexual behavior and the use of effective play therapy interventions that are supported by current research. Learning Objectives: After the session, participants will be able to: (1) Gain an overall general understanding of sexual behavioral problems in children 12 and under, including current theories and research findings. (2) Have a working knowledge of assessments used with children, treatment modalities, treatment components, and best practices incorporating play therapy that lead to increased outcomes. (3) Increase knowledge of general public policy considerations, labeling, misperceptions, and isolation that can effect treatment of children with sexual behavior problems. (4) Identify key considerations in the treatment of children 12 and under and play therapy strategies for integrating the primary caregiver and the family in treatment. Conference Presenters: Gabrielle Guedet, PhD, LMFT Conference Presenters: Katrinca Ford, LMFT Katrinca Ford brings to this workshop 12 years of experience as a play therapist, 35 years of professional experience working with children, a lifetime of experience as a member of the gay and lesbian community and 25 years of experience as a mom. Katrinca has a private practice in San Ramon CA for where specializes in work with young children. Victoria Keyser, MSW, PsyD Victoria Keyser earned her MSW in 2005 and her Psy.D in 2011. She has focused her clinical work in children’s Dr. Guedet, MFT is a licensed therapist, who has been working with children (0 – 18 years) for approximately 29 years. Dr. Guedet has extensive work in areas of childhood physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, immigrant refugee populations, and at-risk children. In 2013 Dr. Guedet began working with children with sexual behavior problems. Toni McCormick, LMFT Toni McCormick is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Auburn, CA. Toni has provided both community and office based services for children and families with a focus on issues of trauma/neglect/abuse, depression and anxiety, sexual behavior mental health and has extensive experience in working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings. Victoria currently coordinates a grant funded school-based counseling program and is an adjunct professor at the University of La Verne. Additionally, she has been a volunteer therapist for Comfort Zone Camps since 2009, where she utilizes her play therapy background to provide grief counseling to young children in camp settings. Karen Pernett, LCSW, RPT-S, SEP Karen Pernet, LCSW, RPT-S, a 25 year practitioner, is in private practice in Oakland and is co-founder of two play therapy training programs: Growth Through Play Therapy and Connecting to Play Therapy. She is a Filial Therapy certified trainer and was co-recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Contributions to Filial Therapy Practice. Karen has presented on Filial Therapy internationally, at APT conferences and throughout California. Who should attend? Play Therapists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, School Counselors, Psychologists, Students, and Interns. Cancellations and Refunds: Requests for refunds must be made in writing to the CALAPT Treasurer, Patricia Temple, 1550 S. Harbor Blvd., Suite 210, Sacramento, CA 95691. Requests must be postmarked no later than two weeks prior to the workshop date in order to receive refund. There is a $25.00 administrative fee for refunds. There are no price breaks for partial attendance. If you have a disability & require accommodations per ADA/504, please provide notification 2 weeks prior to the workshop. Contact the Northern California Conference Coordinator, Debbie Lignell, MA, LMFT at [email protected] depression and anxiety, sexual behavior problems, divorce/custody, and foster/adoption. Toni works extensively with families to increase attachment and communication within the family system, through the use of play. Toni is a certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapist and has incorporated the use of play therapy, along with horses, in her treatment. Toni is playful by nature and working to complete her registered play therapist credential. Jodi Smith, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S Jodi Smith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. She has been working with troubled and at-risk children, teenagers and their families, in various capacities, for over 15 years. She has worked extensively with children in a wide variety of settings including residential treatment centers, hospital settings, and in schools. She is currently the Director of Norton-Fisher Child & Family Programs for West End Family Counseling. Additionally, she maintains a private practice in Claremont and is a adjunctprofessor for USC School of Social Work. Continuing Education: This workshop meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and LCSWs per day as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider # PCE 1007). CALAPT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Psychologists may receive 6 hours of continuing education credit per day for this workshop. Six hours of continuing education are offered on Saturday as required by the Association for Play Therapy (APT). The California Association for Play Therapy (CALAPT) is approved by APT to offer continuing education specific to play therapy (Provider # 00-094). CALAPT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Partial credit (fewer than 6CEs) is not available for this workshop. Hotel Information Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 3000 Constitution Dr Livermore, CA 94551 (855) 799-6861 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Courtyard by Marriott 2929 Constitution Dr Livermore, CA 94551 (855) 809-3511 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hilton Garden Inn 2801 Constitution Dr Livermore, CA 94551 (855) 809-3512 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Comfort Inn 2625 Constitution Dr Livermore, CA 94551 (855) 809-3507 APT Membership Information: Contact www.a4pt.org or [email protected] Opinions expressed by presenters at CALAPT Workshops do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the CALAPT Board of Directors or membership. 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