Child Centered Play Therapy with Mary Ortwein, MS, LMFT on 4/26-4/27/19 Location TBD within the North Atlanta area - Registration by 1/31/19
The purpose of this two-day skills training workshop is to provide participants a comprehensive introduction to Child-Centered Play Therapy and to teach participants the principles and techniques for conducting all aspects of Child-Centered Play Therapy with children, from intake through termination. CCPT follows the principles of Client-Centered Therapy of creating a non-judgmental, emotionally supportive therapeutic atmosphere, but with clear boundaries that provide the child with psychological safety to permit the learning of emotional and behavioral self-regulation. Research has validated that this is a powerful method for decreasing a wide range of child problems, for overcoming traumatic experiences, for developing expressive freedom and creativity, and for building self-esteem and more mature, pro-social behaviors. The workshop emphasizes the building of participants? therapeutic skills through a process that combines lecture, demonstration and supervised practice via participant role-plays and mock play sessions.