Planting Seeds of Connection to help Children that are Grieving in play therapy:

October 8, 2021 10:00AM-1:00PM


October 8, 2021

10:00AM-1:00PM Eastern Time

7:00AM-10:00AM Pacific Time


Live Webinar


Join us in this workshop to learn creative play-based interventions to help children of various ages work through their grief process in play therapy. Although, grief and loss are a normal part of a child’s development; it may negatively impact a child’s mental and physical wellness if left untreated. Learn how to work with children in play therapy (or play therapy clients) who have experienced loss by understanding the grief process from the perspective of developmental stages, and polyvagal theory(safety). This play therapy workshop will help you develop the ability to be with the child in their grief process, and find ways to help support the children who “don’t want to talk about it.” Learn psychoeducation information and common misconceptions about grief to help caregivers and teachers support children with difficulty in the classroom. Experiential play therapy activities will be a part of this training.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand grief and loss in play therapy through developmental stages and the lens of the polyvagal theory.
  • Learn the importance of helping children in play therapy (or play therapy clients) grieve by implementing regulation and connection.
  • Demonstrate creative play therapy interventions in helping children of different ages grieve.

Your Instructor

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

Mrs. Rose LaPiere, LPC, RPT-S, ACS is in private practice in Sea Girt, NJ and has been working with children, adolescents and families for 20 years. She is a certified School Psychologist and has worked as a school counselor in K-12 school settings. Ms. LaPiere is a foundational Theraplay® practitioner. She has obtained many years of training in SandTray and SandPlay therapies and is certified in EMDR (consultant in training) and a Synergetic Play Therapist Supervisor. In private practice she works with children and families, specializing in the treatment of anxiety, ADHD, trauma, parent-child relationship, and adoption. Her work with families and children is grounded in Therapeutic Powers of Play, Neuroscience, Attachment Theory, Mindfulness, Contextual Family Therapy. Mrs. LaPiere is passionate about helping families integrate nature in their daily lives.

Mrs. LaPiere provides supervision for therapists, consultation with schools and training workshops for parents, teachers, and school counselors. She has been interviewed on several podcasts including Lessons in the Playroom Episode #67 Nature in the Playroom and Warriors at Work on How to Regulate Yourself in Times of Uncertainty”. Mrs. LaPiere has worked in public and private schools, community mental health agency, and intensive out-patient program. She is currently the president of NJCA Creativity division. She writes for the local newspaper as well as has a youtube channel for families and therapist’s to access resources. Learn more about her work at

Course Curriculum

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CE Information:
Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for (3hrs) CONTACT CE Hours. The Play Therapy Training Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 95-002.

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.

Effective May 15, 2020 through December 31, 2021, APT Approved Providers may temporarily offer "contact" hours for online continuing education." All of our Live webinars during this time period will meet APT's requirements to provide "Contact CE" credit. In order to be eligible, participants must keep their cameras on throughout the webinar. Please contact us with any questions.

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