This play therapy training is offered On-Demand as a go at your own pace course for non-contact hours.
Family play therapy techniques facilitate exploration and opportunities for change in every member of the family system. By identifying attachment styles of caregivers and children, the play therapist can select family play therapy techniques to facilitate exploration of unhealthy patterns and behaviors. This workshop will address goals and progression for family play therapy sessions and techniques for keeping each family member in their window of tolerance during family play therapy sessions. Video examples of family play therapy activities will be shown for participants to prepare responses for addressing unhealthy patterns and behaviors. This training also includes a journal article on family play therapy for participants in the on-demand version of the training.
Dr. Rhonda Johnson is and LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, who has been working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in private practice since 1999. She became a TBRI Practitioner in 2011 for her specialty of working with children who have been adopted domestically or internationally, children in state foster care, and children who have experienced trauma. Dr. Johnson is also an EMDR Consultant and a Somatic Experiencing™️ Practitioner in Training. She incorporates knowledge from each of these theories and perspectives into her work with families in Family Play Therapy sessions.
Dr. Rhonda Johnson is the founder and owner of the Center for Counseling and Family Relationships, a large, thriving group practice that was established in 2007 and specializes in family systems and trauma-informed approaches. Dr. Johnson is also the founder and owner of CCFAM Training, established in 2012, and Play Therapy Training Resources, established in 2021. Through these companies, she provides continuing education, supervision, and consultation. She is also a teaching fellow for B.H. Carroll Seminary.
1. Identify attachment styles of caregivers and children in family play therapy.
2. Describe the goals and progression for family play therapy sessions
3. Select from family play therapy techniques to keep family members in the window of tolerance.
4. Select from family play therapy activities that facilitate the exploration of unhealthy patterns and behaviors.
5. Prepare responses to family play video examples of how to address unhealthy patterns and behaviors.
6. Plan a family play therapy activity with contribution from each group member.