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Introduction to Play Therapy

Jill Osborne, Eds, LPC, CPCS, RPTS

September 13, 2019


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Basic introduction to play therapy and counseling children, play therapy skills, setting up a play therapy room and play therapy resources. How to identify the difference between the clinical and non-clinical child population. We will also review the requirements for becoming a Registered Play Therapist, and how to include parents in the counseling process. This extended 6 hour version will include practical application of the material via role play, video, and experiential activities so that participants will be able to use the play therapy skills they learn in their present work settings.

Workshop Objectives

  1. Participants will discuss basic play therapy and child therapy skills.
  2. Participants will be able to set up a play therapy room and create a safe place for children to participate in therapy.
  3. Participants will describe how to structure a play therapy session.
  4. Participants will be able to identify the difference between clinical vs. nonclinical population.
  5. Participants will be able to explain play therapy to parents.
  6. Participants will analyze complimentary interventions to play therapy.
  7. Participants will be able to identify different approaches to play therapy.

Presenter: Jill Osborne, EDS, LPC, CPCS, RPTS

Jill Osborne  supervises and teaches counselors in training and mental health professionals about play therapy, and becoming licensed professional counselors.  She brings creativity, experience, and faithfulness to the table.  Jill specializes in play therapy and expressive therapies to help children, adults and families heal from traumatic and challenging situations.  Jill has 17 years of experience in the Mental Health Field,  13 years of Play Therapy Experience, and a passion to see you, the professional become the best play therapist/ Licensed Professional Counselor you can be.

Jill Osborne, LPC, LLC is an APT Approved Provider Number: #: 16-453



_6_ Clock Hours for the National Board of Certified Counselors

_6_ Contact Hours of APT CE  Jill Osborne, LPC, LLC is an APT Approved Provider Number: #: 16-453


9:00 am: Start and Introduction

9:00-10:45 am Discussion and introduction to theories of play therapy, history, and basic child centered play therapy skills

10:45-11:00 break

11:00-11:45: Setting up a play therapy room and finding toys, and will also include how to use play therapy in unconventional settings (such as in homes or schools)

11:45-12:15: Observe a play therapy session

12:15: 1:30: Lunch

1:30 pm-2:30 pm Role play

 2:30 pm-3:15 pm: Play in clinical and non-clinical populations, basic play themes and trauma play

3:15 pm-3:30 pm break

3:30-4:00 pm  Working with Parents, Becoming a Registered Play Therapist, finding resources and techniques

4:00 pm-4:30 pm: Q&A time, Case discussion

4:30 pm end and evaluations/certificates


Early registration (before August 30) – $109.00 (includes CE credits)

Registration (after August 30) – $119.00 (includes CE credits)

Registration for currently enrolled graduate students (before August 30) – $69.00

Walkup registration the day of the conference – $129.00

“Cornerstone Professional Training Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider ACEP No. 6247.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Cornerstone Professional Training Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.”