APT content area: Supervision, Ethics, Skills and Methods, Special Topics

Description & Objectives

This webinar will explore ethical principles specifically relevant to the practice

of play therapy while looking at the responsible integration of expressive therapy

theory and play therapy clinical theories. Making use of sandtray therapy materials

and poetic medicine techniques, participants will experience right brain contact with

the tensions and opportunities held in ethical practice guidelines.

1. Describe ethical codes especially relevant to the practice of play therapy

2. Discuss the ethical integration of play therapy clinical theories and expressive

therapy thought

3. Discuss the benefits of right brain exploration of play therapy ethical guidelines


Instructor Bio:

Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, has 20 years of practice in family and play therapy. He has extensive speaking and training experience and has worked in a variety of mental health settings. Most of Marshall’s clinical practice has focused on attachment trauma and its effect on family relationships. Marshall conducts supervision and consultation sessions with counseling professionals and leads training in both parenting and professional settings; much of his consultation and training focuses on the use of sandtray therapy within a trauma-informed context. Additionally, Marshall studies and works with poetic medicine and clay handbuilding. He is EMDR-certified and TBRI-trained and uses these with foster and adoptive families. To hear more about how Marshall's trauma therapy career has been shaped into its present state, click here. As Marshall is nearing the completion of his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, more writing opportunities are emerging and this has become a passionate point of interest for him. If you are interested in engaging in clinical services with Marshall, go to Nurture Family Counseling's site for more information.

Marshall Lyles, MA, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S