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A three-hour training focused on engaging parents in play therapy treatment and home strategies.  This training looks first at ways parents can be involved in play therapy sessions with the child, in parent sessions, and through parenting strategies at home. Then it shifts to focus on resistant parents who are difficult to engage or struggle to follow through on strategies.

Learning Objectives

  1.  Clinicians will be able to identify 3 ways to include parents in play therapy treatment.

  2. Clinicians will be able to identify 3 ways parents can support play therapy goals at home.

  3. Clinicians will be able to describe sources of parent resistance and 2-3 ways to address these obstacles.

Instructor Bio:

Robyn D Rausch, LPC-S, RPT-S, trainer Robyn has 8 years of experience in play therapy. She has been working with kids with mental health difficulties most of her life and has a great passion for helping families build resilience and regulation. She currently works with Renewing Hope Counseling in Houston, Texas and advocates through her business, Calming Communities. She practices Adlerian Play Therapy through Relational Cultural Lens and includes a lot of neuroscience as the foundation for skill building. For more information about Robyn, check out her page www.calmingcommunities.com

Robyn Rausch, LPC-S, RPT-S