Teaching the World to Play

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$35 for 2 APT CE’s (Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 2 CONTACT CE Hours.)

Description of Workshop:

During this interactive playshop, we will explore grief patterns within military families and their impact on attachment. Participants will explore the military culture and the various military events that impact a child’s attachment. Specifically, we will take a deep look into the culture of grief within military families through case study examples and identify the types of grief experienced by these families. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of play therapy treatment goals and interventions to address grief, attachment patterns, and increase continued bonds within military families. This course provides 2 hours of APT-Approved direct contact.

Learning Objectives:

1. Assess military life stressors that create and/or complicate grief in military children before play therapy treatment.
2. Identify attachment-based play therapy interventions to strengthen attachment within the
family systems.
3. Develop play therapy treatment goals that address the grieving process and build attachment
bonds within the military family system.
4. Discuss the impact of grief on a child’s play during play therapy treatment.

Guest speaker: Christina Watts-Figueroa, LMFT, LPC, RPT

Christina Watts-Figueroa, MA, LMFT, LPC is a Registered Play Therapist and EMDRIA Certified Therapist.  Christina is the proud wife and daughter of two US Military Veterans.  She currently co-owns Yellow Ribbon Counseling in the Fort Hood area where she serves children, adolescents, and families with attachment, grief and loss, trauma, and PTSD concerns.  She provides training on the use of play therapy with military children and their families at state and national conferences.  She graduated from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor in 2016 with her degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling.  While attending UMHB, she completed her internship at the Fort Hood Family Life Center.  Post-graduation she worked in community mental health and non-profit settings where she supported at-risk children and families.  She has also worked in military/veteran-focused clinics such as Strong Star PTSD Consortium and the Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors.

Training information:


Participant Requirements:

1. Participant handouts must be printed before the session for the experiential component
(directions will be emailed 72 hours before the training).
2. The camera must remain on for the duration of the training with your legal name displayed at all times.
3. Attendees must hold a Master's degree in mental health to qualify for CE's.
4. Post-test is required for the delivery of CE’s (link provided at the close of training).
5. A maximum of 40 participants can attend this webinar.

Cancellation Policy:

I have read the 'Participation Requirements' and 'Training Information' sections above to determine eligibility. No refunds are provided for this training for any reason. 


Grievance Policy:

Dr. Renee Turner adheres to all legal and ethical responsibilities and is committed to non-discriminatory practices. While every attempt is made to anticipate and resolve problems, complaints may still arise.  Complaints pertaining to the speaker, educational material presented, or training facilities should be addressed with Dr. Renee Turner who will attempt to resolve the matter as quickly and easily as possible.

June 26th, 2020 10:00 AM   through   12:00 PM
Webinar Link will be provided
United States
Event Fee(s)
Registration $ 35.00

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