Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

Kick off Member Meeting and Workshop: "Attachment and Parenting: It's Never too Late! Play Therapy Interventions" by Rochelle Ritzi, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S, CCCPT-S, CCPRT-S

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Join us for our kick off meeting for the 2019-2020 High Plains Chapter year! This meeting is a special workshop event open to both members of the High Plains chapter and non member guests. Participants must either be licensed/certified mental health professionals or be enrolled in a mental health graduate program. We are honored to host Rochelle Ritzi, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S, CCCPT-S, CCPRT-S as she presents “Attachment and Parenting: It’s Never too Late! Play Therapy Interventions.” Workshop will be offered live in Lubbock, TX or live web-based workshop.

3 CE hour workshop

SATURDAY

OCTOBER 26

9:00-12:30

Lubbock, TX and live web-based workshop

Patternson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive, Lubbock, TX

Cost: $30 grad students, $35 professional members, $55 nonmember guest

(Membership dues can be purchased here).

TO REGISTER for Workshop VISIT HERE

Healthy attachments are key to healthy relationships. The quality of the dynamics within a child’s early relationships with their parents/caregivers impact the overall mental health, functioning, and quality of future relationships for that child. However, it’s never too late to build and strengthen relationships. And, as a play therapist, you can help facilitate this process. Working with parents/guardians to repair and strengthen their child’s attachment can be some of the most rewarding work a play therapist can do. This presentation will explore how a play therapist can work with parents to form those healthy attachments, no matter how old the child. 

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • List at least 3 links between healthy early attachments to healthy future relationships.

  • Describe at least 3 signs and symptoms of attachment problems/disorders. 

  • Utilize at least 3 play therapy interventions to help parents/guardians build/strengthen their attachment to their child.

 
Schedule:

8:45-9:00 Check in

9:00-9:15 High Plains Member Meeting

9:15-10:45 Instruction

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:30 Instruction and Evals

3 HOUR CE CREDIT

3 hour direct contact CE hours will be provided.

Sponsored by The Playroom Lubbock (APT Approved Provider 17-509, LPC, LMFT) CE Credits will be offered only to licensed mental health professionals or mental health graduate level students.

About the Presenter:

Rochelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, National Certified Counselor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas, Texas A&M Commerce, and Palo Alto University. She is also a private practice clinician. She earned her doctoral degree at the University of North Texas where she also became a Certified Child-Centered Play Therapist Supervisor, and a Certified Child-Parent Relationship Therapy Supervisor. Rochelle is a past president of the Texas Association for Play Therapy, has successfully conducted field advancing international research, and regularly presents regionally and internationally. She has also given several keynote presentations, and is published in the field of counseling.

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"Speed Interviews" and Introduction to Play Therapy
Nov
8
9:00 AM09:00

"Speed Interviews" and Introduction to Play Therapy

  • Lubbock Christian University Behavioral Science Building Room 105 (map)
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The High Plains Chapter for Texas Association for Play Therapy welcomes undergraduate and graduate students to bring their questions and curiosities to this free event. We will have several child therapists available for college students to “interview” in a speed interview format. Each student will have the opportunity to chat with several child therapists. We will also provide a brief introduction to play therapy. If you would like to participate in this event, please RSVP by completing the form below. You may direct questions about this event to highplainstapt@gmail.com.

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Celebration Member Meeting and 1 CE Hour
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Celebration Member Meeting and 1 CE Hour

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Join us as we celebrate, connect, and learn! We are offering a free 1 hour experiential workshop titled "Introduction to Sandtray in Play Therapy" provided by APT approved provider, The Playroom Lubbock (17-509).

Our member meeting and CE workshop will be conducted both live at a hosted location and via webinar. We encourage members to attend at a live hosted location (to be determined).

RSVP is required and the form is located below.

Locations:

You may attend live via webinar. On August 22nd we will email a webinar link to those who have submitted their RSVP from the website.

Lubbock: We will be meeting at The Playroom Lubbock (6520 University Ave, 79413, which is 66th and University in the same building as Gayle's Wedding. Parking and entrance in the back)

Midland: Child Advocacy Center (1700 North Big Spring StreetMidland, TX, 79701)

Amarillo: If you are interested in meeting together at a central location in Amarillo, email Ashley Wade at ashleywadelpc@gmail.com

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Introduction to Sandtray in Play Therapy

Mental health students or professionals in the school, agency, or private practice may participate in this introduction to Sandtray workshop on Thursday, August 22 from 6:00pm-7:45pm at the High Plains Chapter member meeting.

Presenter: Kelly Martin, MEd, LPC-S, RPT-S

Training Description:

Participants will obtain a foundational knowledge of sandtray play therapy basics: rationale, history, and philosophy. Participants will be introduced to sandtrays and miniatures, and participate in individual and group sandtrays. 1 CE direct contact credit hour will be provided for APT, LPC, LMFT, LSW.

Learning Objectives:

1. Explain the rationale and brain science behind sandtray in play therapy. 

2. Identify materials needed for sandtray play therapy.

3. Practice basic play therapist responses and skills in the sandtray

Schedule:

6:00-6:15 Greeting/Welcome

6:15-6:45 Instruction

6:45-7:00 High Plains Chapter member meeting

7:00-7:30 Instruction, evaluations

7:30-7:45 Celebration

Participants must be active High Plains members. Members must RSVP to attend this meeting and workshop. (See form below)

Sponsored by The Playroom Lubbock (APT Approved Provider 17-509; LPC 3088; LMFT 1132; LSW 7393)

Presenter

Kelly Martin, MEd, LPC-S, RPT-S is the founder of The Playroom Lubbock, a collaborative therapy practice for children and adolescents where she provides parent consultations and play, activity, and sandtray therapies. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Lubbock Christian University and her Masters in Education in Counseling from University of North Texas. Kelly is the board President of the High Plains Chapter for the Texas Association for Play Therapy and a recent graduate of the Association for Play Therapy Leadership Academy.

To RSVP for this event, please fill out the form below:

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Name
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I am interested in attending *

If you are NOT a current, active member of the High Plains Chapter, but you are interested in attending AND are eligible to receive membership, please purchase partial membership dues and complete the form above. Dues are found here.

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May
11
9:30 AM09:30

Member Meeting and Live Webinar Workshop: Minding the Brain in Play Therapy with Robyn Gobbel

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Minding the Brain in Play Therapy

Presented by Robyn Gobbel, LMSW, RPT-S

Join us for our final member meeting and workshop for the 2018-2019 year. When play therapists understand children’s behaviors through the lens of the relational neurosciences, we are able to develop more effective ways of supporting children in integration and ultimately a reduction in symptoms. This workshop will help play therapists feel confident in teaching children to love and understand their brain, empowering them to detach from believing they ARE their behaviors. We will practice fun and playful ways to teach children how to move back into regulation after “flipping their lid.”

Robyn will be joining us via live webinar hosted at two location: one in Lubbock and one in Midland. Participants must be present at either location. We will stream the live webinar for participants. Bringing your own laptop/head phones is optional.

This workshop is open to either members or non-members of the High Plains chapter. Participants must either be licensed/certified mental health professionals or be enrolled in a mental health graduate program.

3 CE hour workshop

May 11, 2019

9:30-1:30

Lubbock, TX AND Midland, TX

Lubbock: 16703 FM 179, Wolfforth, TX

Midland: One Hope COC 2503 W. Ohio Ave, Midland

Cost: $30 members, $35 non members, $25 student

To Register Visit Here

This is one of the two workshop events that we offer for another 3 hours of continuing education with an additional cost. Up to 9 hours were offered at no additional cost earlier in the term year.

Objectives:

  1. —Participants will develop an understanding of brain development and how this relates to their play therapy client.

  2. Participants will learn about a play therapy intervention to teach children about their brain.

  3. Participants will learn 3 ways to help children through play therapy how to regulate after “flipping their lid.”


    Schedule:

9:15-9:30 Check in

9:30-11:00 Presentation

11:00-12:00 Member meeting and bring your own lunch

12:00-1:30 Presentation

3 Hour CE Credit

3 hour direct contact CE hours will be provided.

Sponsored by The Playroom Lubbock (APT Approved Provider 17-509; LPC 3088; LMFT 1132; LSW 7393). CE Credits will be offered only to licensed mental health professionals or mental health graduate level students.

About the Presenter:

Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S specializes in complex trauma, attachment and adoption. Robyn’s diverse clinical training includes EMDR (including EMDR adapted for children with attachment trauma), Somatic Experiencing, DEEP Experiential Therapy, and Theraplay. She is a Trust Based Relational Intervention Educator and a Circle of Security Parent Educator. Robyn is a dedicated student of attachment theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology, studying extensively with Bonnie Badenoch, PhD. She is a trained in Alert Program and has completed Yogapeutics Aerial Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training. Robyn brings together her clinical training and experience to create an attachment-rich, sensory-sensitive, and neuroscience-supported healing environment for children and families.

To Register: Visit Here

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Member Meeting and Workshop: Practical Play Therapy: Short Term Interventions for the School and Community Agency
Mar
30
8:30 AM08:30

Member Meeting and Workshop: Practical Play Therapy: Short Term Interventions for the School and Community Agency

Practical Play Therapy: Short Term Interventions for the School and Community Agency

Presented by Kelly Martin, MEd, LPC-S, RPT-S

This workshop is officially sold out.

Join us for our March member meeting and workshop. Participants will obtain a foundational knowledge of the rationale for using play therapy and expressive art techniques with child or adolescent clients. Attendees will participate in experiential activities that can be used to integrate into their work with clients in the school, community agency, or even private practice setting. This workshop is open to either members or non-members of the High Plains chapter. Participants must either be licensed/certified mental health professionals or be enrolled in a mental health graduate program.

3 CE hour workshop

March 30, 2019

TIME UPDATE

8:30am – 11:45am

Amarillo, TX (Region 16 Service Center)

Cost: free to members, See registration form field below

$25 non members (To register as a non member click here)

Objectives:

  1. —Gain an increased understanding of the brain science that supports play therapy

  2. —Experience play activities treated as a metaphor

  3. Preview the theory of Child-Centered Play Therapy

  4. —Describe the attributes of a play therapist

  5. —Learn how to incorporate play therapy and expressive arts in the schools

  6. Describe the application of play therapy and art within the individual or group setting.

  7. Practice fundamental play therapy techniques and approaches


    Schedule:

8:15-8:30 Check in

8:30-10:00 Presentation

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:45 Presentation

3 Hour CE Credit

Sponsored by The Playroom Lubbock (APT Approved Provider 17-509; LPC 3088; LMFT 1132; LSW 7393). CE Credits will be offered only to licensed mental health professionals or mental health graduate level students.

About the Presenter

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Kelly Martin has her Masters in Education from University of North Texas where she was trained in play therapy by Garry Landreth, Dee Ray, and Sue Bratton. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. Kelly has 12 years of mental health experience as an elementary school counselor and a private practice practitioner. Kelly founded the Playroom Lubbock where she works with children and families, and facilitates play therapy continuing education workshops, and offers Yoga Calm classes to children and teens. Kelly is also trained in Child Parent Relationship Therapy. Kelly currently serves as Board President for the High Plains Chapter for Texas Association for Play Therapy.

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Member Meeting and Workshop: Sensory Informed Play Therapy
Jan
12
9:30 AM09:30

Member Meeting and Workshop: Sensory Informed Play Therapy

Sensory Informed Play Therapy

Presented by Kelly Martin, MEd, LPC-S, RPT-S and Krista Torres, MEd, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC

Join us for our January member workshop and meeting.

3 CE hour workshop

January 12, 2019

9:30am – 1:30pm

Lubbock, TX (SW of town off 179)

Cost: free to members, See registration form field below

$25 non members (To register as a non member click here)

Objectives:

  1. Learn about sensory processing and integration and its effects on child behavior

  2. Understand the neurobiology of sensory processing and the intersection with trauma, attachment disorder, and autism spectrum disorder

  3. Identify play therapy interventions for children with sensory challenges

  4. Practice basic play therapy facilitative responses

  5. Learn helpful interventions for working with parents and caregivers during the play therapy process

  6. Identify the difference between sensory meltdown and a behavioral meltdown

    Schedule:

9:15-9:30 Check in

9:30-11:00 Presentation

11:00-12:00 Member General Meeting and Lunch 

12:00-1:30 Presentation

Lunch

Please bring your own sack lunch!

3 Hour CE Credit

Sponsored by The Playroom Lubbock (APT Approved Provider 17-509; LPC 3088; LMFT 1132; LSW 7393). CE Credits will be offered only to licensed mental health professionals or mental health graduate level students.

REGISTRATION FORM FOR MEMBERS ONLY

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Member Meeting and Workshop: Incorporating Food in Play Therapy
Nov
10
9:30 AM09:30

Member Meeting and Workshop: Incorporating Food in Play Therapy

Incorporating Food in Play Therapy

Presented by Cheryl Willoughby MA, LPC-S, RPT-S

Join us for our November member workshop and meeting.

3 CE hour workshop

November 10, 2018

9:30am – 1:30pm

Child Advocacy Center

Midland, TX

Cost: free to members, See registration form field below

Not a member? Check out our Member Registration page and then come back here to register for this event below.

Objectives:

  1. Identify and explore how integrating food into play therapy can assist with fostering attachment, practicing mindfulness, and addressing disordered eating.

  2. Engage in and discuss games/activities/techniques that utilize food in play therapy.

  3. Identify and explore benefits and barriers to inclusion of food in play therapy.

  4. Explain how to work with parents in responding to food issues.

Schedule:

9:15-9:30 Check in

9:30-11:00 Presentation

11:00-12:00 Member General Meeting and Lunch 

12:00-1:30 Presentation

Lunch

Please bring your own sack lunch!

3 Hour CE Credit

Sponsored by The Playroom Lubbock (APT Approved Provider 17-509; LPC 3088; LMFT 1132; LSW 7393). CE Credits will be offered only to licensed mental health professionals or mental health graduate level students.


Workshop Registration: For members only. Please submit your first and last name to reserve your seat!

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Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

Member Drive Social Event (Lubbock)

Join us for an informal social event to hear more about the High Plains Chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy. We will be meeting on the patio of Albarrons restaurant in Lubbock, TX. We invite regional mental health professionals and mental health graduate students who are potentially interested in becoming a member of the High Plains Chapter. There is no cost to attend. Food and drinks will be at your own expense. Please RSVP on our Facebook event page or email kristatorreslpc@yahoo.com

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Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

Play Therapy Social and Membership Drive (Midland/Odessa)

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This event is for those whose work is child's play. The High Plains Chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy would like to invite you to the club. Come by, have a snack, talk shop, network, or simply visit with others interested in play therapy. We will have a few things to nibble on, information on becoming a Registered Play Therapist, and an opportunity to learn more about upcoming play therapy training in the Permian Basin. It just won't be the same without your smiling face.

August 3 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

One Hope Church of Christ Auxiliary

2503 W. Ohio Avenue, Midland, TX

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