Continuing Education February 16

You are invited to a

Nazareth University Workshop:

"Child-Centered Play Therapy: An Introduction"

Date:  Friday, February 16, 2024

Time: 9 AM to 11:30 AM

Where: Nazareth University, Medaille Formal Lounge

Cost: Professionals $60, Students $30, Nazareth Faculty $15

Register by Feb 9:  Registration

Continuing Education:

2.5 NYS CEs available for LCATs, LMHCs, and Social Workers. 

Course Instructor:  

Stephen Demanchick, Ph.D., LMHC, RPT-S

Dr. Demanchick is Chair of the Creative Arts Therapy Department and director of the Nazareth University Play Therapy Center for Children and Families.  He is a registered play therapy supervisor and has been conducting CCPT for many years.  Dr. Demanchick has served the post as editor for International Journal of Play Therapy and has published several book chapters, articles, and book reviews.

Course Description:

Are you interested in using play therapy but are unsure of where to start?  This workshop is designed to expose clinicians to the basics of Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT).  CCPT is an approach to play therapy based on the use of empathy, acceptance, and the understanding that children can express their hurts, emotions, and inner experience through play while having the ability to lead the therapist in their journey.  This workshop is a must for anyone interested in learning more about how to enter a child's world through play.

Objectives: At the end of this course, participants will be able to…

  1. Identify three key elements of CCPT theory.
  2. Compare and contrast the work of Garry Landreth, Louise Guerney, and other practitioners who have been instrumental int he development of the approach.
  3. Identify at least three therapist behaviors that are vital to the implementation of the model.
  4. Demonstrate CCPT techniques during session role plays.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Schedule:

  9:00 am - Welcome and introductions

  9:15 - 10:15 am - Foundations of CCPT

  10:15 - 11:15 am - Limit setting, role play, themes

  11:15 - 11:30 am - Children's progress

Cancellation and Refund Policy:  Written cancellation must be received via email by February 9th for the full refund of the workshop fee.  Please send an email to Colleen Weldgen (cweldge7@naz.edu) if you need to cancel. Programs may be canceled by the Nazareth University Creative Arts Therapy Department based on low attendance.  Full refunds will be issued.

Statements of Relationship:

Nazareth University is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Creative Art Therapists #CAT-0036.

Nazareth University is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors.  #MHC-0222.

Nazareth University is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers #SW-0482.

APT Approved Provider # 09-251

Stephen P. Demanchick, Ph.D., LMHC, RPT-S

Stephen P. Demanchick, Ph.D., LMHC, RPT-S