Self Care and Self Compassion for the Play therapist

April 12, 2021 9:00AM-12:00PM


April 12, 2021

9:00AM-12:00PM Eastern Time

6:00AM-9:00AM Pacific Time


Live Webinar


Join this interactive workshop, which provides a safe space to nurture yourself and take a deeper dive into a creative practice of self-care and self-compassion for the play therapist. Compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout are experiences that can impact any play therapist despite experience. There are many demands as a play therapist, and it is often difficult to continue to give ourselves experiences of self-care and self-compassion, but it is necessary in order to maintain being a play therapist. Take a moment in this workshop and become aware of what you need, and then allow yourself to explore your self-care through creative expression as well as from a place of self-compassion. The play therapist will learn mindfulness-based practices that can be incorporated into their own routine. This workshop will explore a variety of self-care activities through creative expression, guided meditation, music and movement for the play therapist. There will be dyad, small group and larger group discussion and sharing of ideas. The play therapist will create their own self-care action plan. A list of materials needed will be emailed to the play therapist before the workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand signs of burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma for the play therapist.
  • Demonstrate three creative interventions for the play therapist self-care practice.
  • Demonstrate three mindfulness-based interventions for the play therapist self-care practice.
  • Develop a play therapist self-care action plan and understand self-care and self-compassion.

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.

APT CE Hour Area: Special Topics (3)

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 June 30, 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.

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

This course is closed for enrollment.