• Play Therapy Workshop

Play Therapy Workshop


    Friday,  October 26th, 2012 
    9am to 5pm (registration starts from 8:00am) 
    PLACE: New Jersey City University Student Union Center MPR B (get the directions below)


    This workshop will focus on the perceptual world of the child, the dynamic elements of the relationship that facilitate the play therapy process, structuring the relationship in the playroom, “reading” themes in children’s play, the four healing messages needed by a child who is hurting, child-centered play therapy skills, helping children develop self-control and self-responsibility, the ACT model of therapeutic limit setting, the language of facilitating change in children, and guidelines for selecting appropriate toys and materials.

    Workshop activities will include spontaneous demonstrations by Dr. Landreth dealing with specific problems in the play therapy experience, skill building exercises, and critique of video tapes of Dr. Landreth’s play therapy sessions.  Handouts will be provided.  (See the brochure for this workshop.)

    Learning Objectives: 

    After the workshop, attendees will be able to… 

    • discuss the basic tenets of Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT)
    • discuss the criteria of selecting toys/materials for CCPT 
    • discuss the steps of therapeutic limit setting 
    • discuss how to return responsibility to a child in CCPT 
    • discuss personal disposition necessary for becoming an effective play therapist 
    • discuss ethical and legal obligations of Child Centered Play Therapist

    Below is a short video of Garry L. Landreth, explaining an introduction to Play Therapy.

    Click on the Video to start playing. 




    Garry L. Landreth 
    Garry L. Landreth, LPC, RPT-S, internationally known for his writing and work in promoting the development of child-centered play therapy, is a Regents Professor in the Department of Counseling and founder of the Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas.  Dr. Landreth is a frequent speaker at Play Therapy conferences around the world.  His more than 150 journal articles, books and DVDs include the recent 3rd edition of his award-winning book Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship, which has been translated into several languages.  Dr. Landreth’s other recent books are Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT): A 10-Session Filial Therapy Model and an accompanying Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Treatment Manual.  His CPRT Model received the Parent Education Best Practices Award.  Dr. Landreth is Director Emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy (APT) and received the APT Lifetime Achievement Award and APT Research Award. 


    The Counseling Program and the the Educational and School Psychology program would like to thank ALL Early Bird Registrants for taking the time to register for our Upcoming Healing The Hurting Child Workshop with Garry Landreth. We are very excited to report that we have reached our maximum capacity for this event!

    Children Playing in Snow - Illustrated by Ilijah-Tafari McCullough, Age 8REGISTRATION DETAILS:
    Note:  Registration is now closed.
    (registration includes lunch and 7 hrs CEUs)

    Early Bird Fee (till October 12th, 2012):

    • Professional $65
      Student $45

    Late Registration Fee (From October 13th, 2012):

    • Professional $75
    • Student $55
    Additional Details: 
    • Lunch will be provided at the workshop site. 
    • We do not accept cash payment or a purchase order.
    • If you are a student, please present your valid student ID at the registration desk on the day of workshop.



    Refund of $50 for a professional ($65 minus $15 processing fee) and $30 ($45 minus $15 processing fee) for a student will be issued to those who cancel by October 12, 2012.  Refunds will not be issued if you cancel after October 12, 2012.

    Please allow 4-6 weeks to receive the refund.  

    CEUs and CPD:

    This workshop provides Continuing Educational Units (CEUs) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) from the following boards/organizations.

    • Association for Play Therapy (APT)
    • National Board for Certified Counselors  (NBCC) 
    • National Association of School Psychologist (NASP)


    You can register either 1) online or 2) download the registration form and mail it with the check.  You will receive a confirmation e-mail for your registration.  


    • Get directions to NJCU.
    • Please park at the parking garage under Michel B. Gilligan Student Union Building (map 8) from Culver Avenue.
    • Parking validation will be issued at the registration desk. Please bring your parking ticket to the registration desk (a parking validation will not be issued to the current NJCU students.)
    • Please follow the signs from the parking garage to the Student Union Multipurpose room.
    • More parking is available on the Parking Lot 3A on Westside Ave.  From this parking lot, you can either walk or take a free shuttle to the campus. 


    Play Therapy Workshop Flier - Picture


    Bird Flying - Illustrated by Ilijah-Tafari McCullough, Age 8


    New Jersey City University
    Educational Leadership and Counseling Program
    2039 Kennedy Boulevard
    Rossey Hall #536
    Jersey City NJ, 07305
    201-200-3405 (Fax)

    NJCU reserves the right to cancel this workshop in the event of unforeseen circumstances. If such occurs, NJCU will attempt to notify registrants at least 10 calendar days prior to the conference and will attempt to refund the registration fee.

    The Educational Leadership and Counseling program at NJCU offers Master’s Degree in Counseling (the clinical mental health track and the school counseling track). If you are interested in applying for the program, please contact with the department co-chair, Dr. Tracey Duncan at 201-200-3014 or tduncan2@njcu.edu 


    Illustrations by Ilijah-Tafari McCullough, Age 8