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Play Therapy & The Courts

Presented by: Michael Ollom, LISW, RPT-S

This three-hour workshop will focus on what a Play Therapist needs to know when working with children and families that are involved in the court system, specifically family court. The presenter will address best practices, informed consent, and how to avoid harming your practice and the children you work with.

This workshop is designed to help you:

  • Describe at least three imperative questions a Play Therapist should ask at the initial screening phase of treatment.
  • Explain the differences between the two types of custody recognized by the court system as well as three subcategories, and why this is important to a Play Therapist.
  • Compare three different categories of Play Therapy clients involved with the court system.
  • Recognize how confidentiality, conflict of interest, and informed consent of Play Therapy clients can be specifically impacted by court involvement.
  • Explain what role a court clinic plays in the lives of children who may be seeing a Play Therapist and describe two types of consultations performed by many court clinics in New Mexico.
  • Name and describe three important roles, besides Play Therapy, that Play Therapists may perform for families that are in transition, and how to find appropriate training to practice these.

This workshop is being hosted by: Child Counseling and Play Therapy Institute of New Mexico

3 CE Contact Hours approved by APT

Date: Saturday July 18,2020

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Format: Online Class Only

Cost: $60

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