Crossroads Family and Play Institute

Crossroads Family and Play Institute

Play Therapy training, consultation and supervision in Northern Virginia. Play Therapy Trainings in Northern VA

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Training - Crossroads Family Counseling Center 09/12/2021

Training - Crossroads Family Counseling Center

SEPTEMBER VIRTUAL PLAY THERAPY TRAININGS

Play-Based Strategies to Address Racial Trauma in Black Youth Friday: September 17, 2021, Dr. April Duncan
10:00-11:30am EST
Back to the Basics: Child Centered Play Therapy
Saturday, September 18, 2021 by Dr. Maggie Parker
9am-12pmEST

APT Contact CE's
REGISTER HERE:
https://crossroadsfamilycounselingcenter.com/training/
For more information contact [email protected]

Training - Crossroads Family Counseling Center Virtual Play Therapy Training | September 17th, 2021, 10-11:30am ET Play-Based Strategies to Address Racial Trauma in Black Youth Race-based stress develops when Black youth have constant interactions with discrimination and prejudice. Left untreated, this can lead to racial trauma in Black youth. T...

[03/03/21]   Join us for this exciting and informative training!
Creating Safety in the Play Therapy Room through the Lens of Polyvagal Theory

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The key to connection is safety. Our nervous system is the foundation for safety, connection, and social engagement and especially important for play therapy clients. This training will introduce an understanding of the Polyvagal Theory based on Stephen Porges’ work and how it impacts connection, communication, and relationships. The ventral (front) side of the vagus nerve responds to cues of safety in our environment and interactions. It supports feelings of physical safety and being safely emotionally connected to others in our social environment. The dorsal (back) side of the vagus nerve responds to cues of danger. This training will help identify your play therapy clients Autonomic nervous system and help inform how you work with play therapy clients.
Learning Objectives:

· List the 3 principles of the Polyvagal Theory

· Define the Social Engagement System and its importance in play therapy and relationships

· Name the 4 Rs of a Polyvagal approach to play therapy

· Identify the 3 states of the Autonomic Nervous System

· Recognize the primary/current state of your play therapy client (s) and yourself

· Demonstrate at least 3 different play therapy interventions that can be used in play therapy and promote social engagement



Presenter: Amy Reamer, LMFT, RPT-S

Where: Virtual Training via Zoom

When: March 12, 2021

Presentation: 10-12am EST



This will be a virtual meeting. Participants must be present (visible) for the entire training and will be awarded contact CE upon successful completion of a post test. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 2 CONTACT CE Hours. CFCC is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. CFCC maintains responsibility for the program. APT Approved Provider 13-360. Class Size Limited to 40 Participants

For questions, please email [email protected]. Space is limited for each training and is not secured until you receive confirmation. No refunds.

Cost:

$50.00

$25.00 Student Rate (email Sheri showing student identification at [email protected])



About the Presenter:

Amy Reamer, LMFT, RPT-S is passionate about helping others heal their hearts from past hurts. She has personal and professional experience with adoption, developmental trauma and other developmental disabilities. She is a self-proclaimed "brain geek" and continuously finds fun ways to incorporate the latest neuroscience research into evidence-based practices specializing in the effects of early trauma or neglect on the brain and the best ways to help families by empowering connections and co-regulation. She is the owner/founder of Heart & Mind, a group practice in the Richmond, VA area, author of "Toby the Tiger Tamer" and the developer of the Tame Your Tiger Brain Training Program. Amy enjoys providing workshops, supervising therapists in play therapy and for licensure as a MFT in VA and consulting with others in the areas of adoption, developmental trauma, Polyvagal Theory and the Safe and Sound Protocol.

02/04/2021

Love this metaphor of using a turtle with young children and teaching them breathing techniques.

Puppets in Play, a fun #techniquetuesday activity to teach coping skills to kids.

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Virtual Play Therapy Supervision Group - Crossroads Family Counseling Center

Join Sheri Mitschelen, LCSW,RPT-S for a weekly Play Therapy Supervision/Consultation Group via a Zoom meeting on Wednesdays at 10:00-11:00am.

We will discuss activities to do via Telemental health and ways to support our play therapy clients during this time as well as each other.

For those clinicians working on their RPT or RPT-S this will count as one group supervision hour. This is a drop in group. Join us weely or when you need too.

Individual supervision/consultation is also available by scheduled appointment.

Cost: $50.00 per group supervision.
https://crossroadsfamilycounselingcenter.com/virtual-play-therapy-supervision-group/

crossroadsfamilycounselingcenter.com Join me for a weekly Play Therapy Supervision/Consultation Group via a Zoom meeting on Wednesdays at 10:00-11:00am. We will discuss activities to do via Telemental health and ways to support our play therapy clients during this time as well as each other. For those clinicians working on their RPT or...

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Five, Fun things to do with Easter Eggs - Crossroads Family Counseling Center

Five ,Fun Easter Egg activities for Families
Here are some activities that Families can do that are fun while maintaining social distancing.

https://www.crossroadsfamilycounselingcenter.com/five-fun-things-to-do-with-easter-eggs/

crossroadsfamilycounselingcenter.com Easter is a time of bringing friend and family together. Since this is a time when we are socially distancing here are some ideas of things you can do with your children that are simple and don’t require a lot of supplies. 1. Painting with Easter Eggs- This is a great activity to do with …

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Virtual Play Therapy Supervision Group
Led by: Sheri Mitschelen, LCSW, RPT-S

Join me for a weekly Play Therapy Supervision/Consultation Group via a Zoom meeting on Wednesdays at 10:00-11:00am starting Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

We will discuss activities to do via Telemental health and ways to support our play therapy clients during this time as well as each other.

For those clinicians working on their RPT or RPT-S this will count as one group play therapy supervision hour.

Individual supervision/consultation is also available by scheduled appointment.

Cost: $50.00 per group supervision.
*If cost is a factor please contact Sheri
Contact: [email protected]
Register at www.crossroadsfamilycounselingcenter.com

Sheri Mitschelen, LCSW, RPT/S is Owner and Clinical Director of Crossroads Family Counseling Center, LLC in Fairfax, VA. Sheri has over 30 years of experience working with children, Adolescents and families in a variety of settings such as: in-patient psychiatric hospitals, Mental Health Day Treatment, a Special Education School and Private practice. Sheri has post graduate training and certifications in Family Therapy, Child and Infant Mental Health, Play Therapy, Theraplay® and Adoption Competency. Along with her private practice, Sheri is an Adjunct Faculty member at George Mason University School of Social Work and Virginia Tech. Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Program. She is currently the President of the Virginia Play Therapy Association.

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[03/23/20]   Virtual Play Therapy Supervision Group
Led by: Sheri Mitschelen, LCSW, RPT-S

Join me for a weekly Play Therapy Supervision/Consultation Group via a Zoom meeting on Wednesdays at 10:00-11:00am starting Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

We will discuss activities to do via Telemental health and ways to support our play therapy clients during this time as well as each other.

For those clinicians working on their RPT or RPT-S this will count as one group play therapy supervision hour.

Individual supervision/consultation is also available by scheduled appointment.

Cost: $50.00 per group supervision.
*If cost is a factor please contact Sheri
Contact: [email protected]
Register at www.crossroadsfamilycounselingcenter.com

Sheri Mitschelen, LCSW, RPT/S is Owner and Clinical Director of Crossroads Family Counseling Center, LLC in Fairfax, VA. Sheri has over 30 years of experience working with children, Adolescents and families in a variety of settings such as: in-patient psychiatric hospitals, Mental Health Day Treatment, a Special Education School and Private practice. Sheri has post graduate training and certifications in Family Therapy, Child and Infant Mental Health, Play Therapy, Theraplay® and Adoption Competency. Along with her private practice, Sheri is an Adjunct Faculty member at George Mason University School of Social Work and Virginia Tech. Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Program. She is currently the President of the Virginia Play Therapy Association.

[03/06/20]   APRIL PLAY THERAPY TRAINING!

Families That Play Together, Stay Together:
Using Family Play Therapy Techniques

Including parents in the play therapy process can often be difficult. Parents often don’t understand the value of play or why they should be involved in the process. This training will discuss the challenges of working with parents and how to engage them in play therapy, do play therapy assessments and how to improve communication with family members through play. This is a beginner/Intermediate Training.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe how to explain and involve parents in play therapy.
2. Demonstrate 2 techniques to engage families in play therapy.
3. List 2 play therapy assessment techniques to use for assessing family dynamics.
4. Explain 2 play therapy activities to promote improved communication with family members.

Presenter: Sheri Mitschelen, LCSW, RPT-S

Where: Crossroads Family Counseling Center, LLC
3611 Chain Bridge Rd, Suite C
Fairfax, VA 22030

When: April 3, 2020
Registration: 9:00am-9:15am
Presentation: 9:15am-12:30pm

The program offers 3 contact hours in Play Therapy. Full attendance is required. CFCC is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. Provider # 13-360.

Registration at www.crossroadsfamilycounselingcenter.com. For questions, please email [email protected]. Space is limited for each training and is not secured until you receive confirmation. No refunds.
Cost:
$80.00 Early Bird Registration by March 6, 2020 by 5:00pm
$85.00 Regular Registration by March 27, 2020 by 5:00pm
$90.00 After March 27, 2020 and at On Site Registration (space not guaranteed)

03/06/2020

You're Invited!

Crossroads Family Counseling Center invites you to join us for our Open House during National Play Therapy Week on Wednesday, February 8th!

This is a perfect opportunity for you to meet our team and learn more about Play Therapy and how a Play Therapy room is set up. It's also a great time to ask questions about the services we provide. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a raffle with door prizes! Bring a friend and you'll be entered twice in the raffle!
Date & Time
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Time: 10:00 pm to 12:00 pm
Where: Crossroads Family Counseling Center, LLC
3611 Chain Bridge Road, Suite C
Fairfax, VA 22030

Please RSVP at: [email protected]

moms.com 02/19/2020

Playing With Slime Is Actually Good For Your Kid's Health, According To Experts

Slime is not only fun but good for your Health!

moms.com Play which allows kids to use their senses, enables them to learn and stay interested in exploring. Slime is a stimuli for kids

02/08/2020

It's the last day of Play Therapy Awareness week but every day should include some play. Hope you get a chance to read a good book ro read with a child. #playtherapyweek2020

02/08/2020

Play Therapy Week 2020

For Play Therapy Week here are some of my favorite books that I use in play therapy with children.

[02/06/20]   Child Parent Relationship Therapy: Play + Parents = Success!
March 7, 2020
This is a beginning workshop exploring the central tenets of
Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) and provide an overview of the ten week training as well as possible modifications to fit your practice needs. Participants will learn the theoretical rationale for CPRT, how to implement CPRT, and practice how to work with families within this approach. Participants will explore the curriculum, identify potential challenges, examine appropriate clients, and discuss the modifications available. Participants should be prepared to have lots of fun playing, and are encouraged to discuss the ways in which CPRT can fit into your own practice.

Objectives:

Participants will describe the theoretical and developmental rationale for using CPRT in play therapy sessions.
Participants will discuss how CPRT can be used with families and children’s multiple presenting issues and potential modifications.
Participants will demonstrate their ability to teach the basic tenets of CPRT including, reflecting feelings, meaning, and providing encouragement.
Presenter: Maggie M. Parker, PhD, LPC, Board Certified Supervisor, RPT-S, CCPT-S
Where: : Crossroads Family Counseling Center, LLC
3611 Chain Bridge Rd, Suite C
Fairfax, VA 22030

When: Saturday March 7, 2020
Registration: 9:00am-9:15am
Presentation: 9:15am-12:30pm

The program offers 3 contact hours in Play Therapy. Full attendance is required. CFCC is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. APT approved provider # 13-360.

02/06/2020

Play Therapy builds connection between a parent and child as well as repairs and strengthens relationships. #playtherapyweek2020

02/05/2020

Play Therapy gives children to express themselves creatively, take challenges and learn about themselves through play. #playtherapyweek2020

02/04/2020

Play Therapy gives children an outlet to express themselves throught play.

02/03/2020

Play Therapy Awareness week 2020. Children learn through Play!

02/02/2020

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healthy-holistic-living.com 01/07/2020

Pediatricians Say Kids Need Simple Toys, Not iPads And Electronics

So True!

healthy-holistic-living.com The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a report saying that simple toys hold the most benefits for children.

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January Play Therapy Training...

What You Can See In Child's Play:
Assessing and Engaging Children with Playful Activities

Play therapists will learn how to use structured play therapy assessments using, art, sand and games in their play therapy sessions. A developmental model will be used to identify children’s play socially, emotionally and behaviorally and play therapy themes. Assessment tools will assist to identify treatment goals in engaging children and families in play therapy. This qualifies as a play therapy skills and methods training.

Objectives:
1. Play Therapists will be able to identify and assess children’s developmental play and play therapy themes
2. Play Therapists will be able to demonstrate three play therapy assessment techniques.
3. Play Therapists will be able to discuss three strategies to engage clients in play therapy.

Presenter: Sheri Mitschelen, LCSW-RPT-S

Where: Crossroads Family Counseling Center, LLC
3611 Chain Bridge Rd, Suite C
Fairfax, VA 22030

When: January 10, 2020
Registration: 9:00am-9:15am
Presentation: 9:15am-12:30pm

The program offers 3.0 contact hours in Play Therapy. Full attendance is required. CFCC is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. APT Approved Provider 13-360.

Registration forms and instructions available at www.crossroadsfamilycounselingcenter.com. For questions, please email [email protected]. Space is limited for each training and is not secured until you receive confirmation. No refunds.

Cost:
$80.00 Early Bird Registration by December 10, 2019 by 11:59pm
$85.00 Regular Registration by January 3, 2020 by 11:59pm
$90.00 After January 3, 2020 and at On Site Registration (space not guaranteed)
$50.00 Student Rate with Student ID

About the presenter:
Sheri Mitschelen, LCSW, RPT-S is the owner and Director of Crossroads Family Counseling Center, LLC and Crossroads Family and Play Institute in Fairfax, VA. Sheri has over 30 year of clinical experience and is an Adjunct Faculty member at George Mason University and Virginia Tech. Marriage and Family Therapy program.

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