Self Care and Self Compassion for the Play Therapist:

February 18, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time


February 18, 2022

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time


Live Webinar


Join this interactive workshop, where we will take a deep dive into the practice of self-care and self-compassion for the play therapist. Play therapist’s are able to offer deep compassion to clients; however, self compassion can be much more difficult to practice for ourselves. Come join us to understand the importance of mindfulness self compassion and learn how to integrate it as part of the play therapist self care. This workshop will explore self care and self compassion activities through creative expression, guided mindfulness self compassion meditation, and Focusing. Developed by Eugene Gendlin, Focusing is a mind/body practice which will help the play therapist connect to the space within called the felt sense. The play therapist will create their own action plan to help integrate their self care / self compassion practice. A list of materials needed will be emailed to the play therapist before the workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand signs of burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma for the play therapist.
  2. Demonstrate six creative interventions for the play therapist self care / self compassion practice.
  3. The play therapist to develop a personalized self care action plan.

Your Instructor

Rose LaPiere, LPC, RPT-S, ACS
Rose LaPiere, LPC, RPT-S, ACS
Rose LaPiere, LPC is a trauma therapist who has helped children and families for over 20 years. She is a writer, presenter, EMDR consultant, registered play therapist supervisor, and synergetic play therapy supervisor. She works with children and adults through the lens of attachment, mindfulness, therapeutic powers of play, interpersonal neurobiology, and family system theory. Rose has a passion for integrating nature and sand tray into therapy. She provides consultation sessions for therapists seeking certification in EMDR and play therapy. She is the past president of the New Jersey Counseling Association-Creativity Division. Rose has co-edited and co-authored Nature-Based Play and Expressive Therapies: Interventions for working with children, teens and families.

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, 2022, 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 us at [email protected] You will receive a response within 24 hours

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