Cultivating Family Resilience through Play Therapy

March 15, 2024. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time. 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Date/ Time:

March 15, 2024

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time


Are you feeling confused, and nervous about what to do in a family play therapy session? Join us and develop your confidence when working with families in play therapy. Learn creative attachment-based interventions to foster the parent-child relationship. In this workshop, you will learn how to work with families based on the interpersonal neurobiology perspective. Gain practical information on how family play therapy sessions can be structured and spontaneous, and how to engage a family with safety as the core construct. When play therapists work within the family system, the family often feels seen and moves towards healing. The interventions can be used in person or via telehealth play therapy sessions. The workshop is rooted in the therapeutic powers of play, mindfulness, attachment, and the polyvagal theory. Case examples, videos, and small break-out rooms will be used to deepen the therapist's learning. We will send out a list of materials needed for the workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the importance of having family play-based sessions.
  • Discuss family play therapy interventions that create opportunities for safety and connection in the family.
  • Describe how family play-based session will flow based on the nervous system arousal (hypoarousal and hyperarousal).
  • List 10 Creative Interventions for family play therapy.

Your Instructor

Rose LaPiere, LPC, RPT-S, ACS
Rose LaPiere, LPC, RPT-S, ACS

Rose LaPiere, LPC, RPT-S™, ACS is an experienced therapist with a career spanning over two decades, dedicated to helping children and families. In addition to her therapeutic expertise, she is a writer, educator, EMDR consultant, Theraplay® foundational practitioner, registered play therapist supervisor, and Synergetic Play Therapy® supervisor. She also holds the role of a Being With™ Advanced Practitioner and is a Being With™ coach. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in attachment theory, mindfulness practices, the therapeutic powers of play, interpersonal neurobiology, and family systems theory. Rose is particularly passionate about integrating the healing power of nature and sand tray into her therapeutic work. She loves working with parents and offers consultation to therapists. Rose has co-edited and co-authored a book titled "Nature-Based Play and Expressive Therapies: Interventions for working with children, teens, and families.”

Course Curriculum

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CE Information:

This live webinar meets APT's definition of a Live Webinar. The Play Therapy Training Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 95-002.

APT Category: Special topics (2)

Please Note: The CE certificate will be awarded within 3 business days to those who attend the entire webinar, complete a multiple choice test, and fill out course evaluations. No partial credit will be given. Play Therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.

All of our Live webinars provide Non-Contact CE credit. In order to be eligible, participants must keep their cameras on throughout the webinar. Please contact us with any questions.

For general information, special needs, or grievances, please contact [email protected]. You will receive a response within 24 hours

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