June 5th and 6th, 2020
Dee Ray, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S, Certified CCPT-S, Certified CPRT-S is Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Counseling Program and Director of the Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas. Dr. Ray has published over 100 articles, chapters, and books in the field of play therapy, specializing in research specifically examining the process and effects of Child Centered Play Therapy. Dr. Ray is author of A Therapist’s Guide to Development: The Extraordinarily Normal Years, Advanced Play Therapy: Essential Conditions, Knowledge, and Skills for Child Practice, Child Centered Play Therapy Treatment Manual, and co-author of Group Play Therapy and Child Centered Play Therapy Research.
She is a founding board member and past president of the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling. She is current editor of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling and recipient of the American Counseling Association Don Dinkmeyer Social Interest Award, Association for Humanistic Counseling Educator Award, Association for Play Therapy Outstanding Research Award, Top 25 Women Professors in Texas Award, and many others. Dr. Ray supervises counseling services to community clients at her university clinic and leads a school outreach program providing play therapy to hundreds of children each year.
Dr. Dee Ray will lead this 2-day training aimed to provide you a strong foundation of the philosophical, conceptual, and practical components of child-centered play therapy.
- Begin the process of becoming certified in CCPT!
- This class is the first step in the CCPT certification process.
Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT; Landreth, 1991; 2002; 2012) is a developmentally responsive, play-based mental health intervention for young children ages 3 to 10 who are experiencing social, emotional, behavioral and relational disorders. CCPT utilizes play, the natural language of children, and therapeutic relationship to provide a safe, consistent therapeutic environment in which a child can experience full acceptance, empathy, and understanding from the counselor and process inner experiences and feelings through play and symbols. In CCPT, a child’s experience within the counseling relationship is the factor that is most healing and meaningful in creating lasting, positive change. The goal of CCPT is to unleash the child’s potential to move toward integration and self-enhancing ways of being. Child outcomes following CCPT include decreased symptomatic behaviors and improvement in overall functioning.
The CCPT model is designed to be administered by mental health professionals who have received extensive training and supervision in the CCPT protocol (Ray, 2011). Although CCPT is typically delivered in 16-20 weekly, 45 minute individual play sessions, the CCPT model has been successfully implemented in the school setting following a 16 session format delivered twice weekly for 30 minutes over 8 weeks. The CCPT treatment model can be provided in the context of longer treatment requirements and may be used in a small group format. The CCPT treatment manual (Ray, 2011) contains the CCPT protocol and CCPT skills checklist for use by CCPT-trained therapists and supervisors.
- Dates: June 5th and 6th, 2020
- Location: Elizabethtown, Kentucky (Address TBD)
- Time: The training will run from 8:30 AM EST until 4:00 PM EST both days. Lunch will be 1 hour long. Please arrive between 7:30 AM EST and 8:15 AM EST to sign-in both days.
- Cost: $280.00
- Lunch: Lunch will be on your own–there are several local options available.
- Cancellation Policy can be viewed here.
- Continuing Education:
- 12 Direct Play Therapy Contact Hours available through APT (Provider #: 95-004)
- NBCC has approved this training for 12 CE hours. (The Kentucky Boards of Social Work and Professional Counselors recognize NBCC approved trainings)
- 12 Continuing Education hours pending in Kentucky for Marriage & Family Therapist and Psychologist.