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2023 Play Therapy Training Series

RPT Credential information - How do these courses apply?


Popular in-depth play therapy training series for beginning and intermediate level clinicians

$200 USD each, or save with multi-workshop discount 2 for $350 or all 3 for $500

(For full series please register for each session individually starting with Foundations --but choose the discount for sessions 2 and 3 at checkout)


Foundations of the Play Therapy Relationship LIVE ONLINE

February 15, 16, 17, 2023
10:00am - 2:00pm EST each day
Live webinar (all times mandatory) not recorded

APT Approved Provider 15-406, 12 non contact play therapy CEs; see brochure for other professional CE details. Live, online all dates mandatory, please review brochure for format info. This workshop meets APT’s definition of “Live Webinar”.


Play Therapy Models and Applications LIVE ONLINE

March 15, 16, 17, 2023
10:00am - 2:00pm EST each day
Live webinar (all times mandatory) not recorded

APT Approved Provider 15-406, 12 non contact play therapy CEs; see brochure for other professional CE details. Live, online all dates mandatory, please review brochure for format info. This workshop meets APT’s definition of “Live Webinar”.


Play Therapy to Heal from Trauma LIVE ONLINE

April 26, 27 and 28, 2023
10:00am - 2:00pm EST each day
Live webinar (all times mandatory) not recorded

APT Approved Provider 15-406, 12 non contact play therapy CEs; see brochure for other professional CE details. Live, online all dates mandatory, please review brochure for format info. This workshop meets APT’s definition of “Live Webinar”.

Regional offerings in the New York Association for Play Therapy are here.


EMDR with Children

Let's Play EMDR: Fundamentals of EMDR in the Play Therapy Room

See description for full CE information. EMDRIA credits and Play Therapy CEs. These workshop meet APT’s definition of “Live Webinars”.


New dates TBA LIVE ONLINE-- NO RECORDING

Cost $159 8 non contact CEs


Attachment and Dissociation Interventions for Youth:

Advanced Integrative EMDR & Play Therapy Intensive
In person at The Workshop in Austin, Texas

Ann Beckley- Forest, LCSW, RPT-S and Annie Monaco, LCSW, RPT


This four-day intensive workshop limited to 24 people is an opportunity to do a creative, deep dive into working with complex child and youth cases using play therapy, expressive arts and EMDR processing in a congruent and integrative way. We will combine teaching with experiential learning to push the boundaries of your expertise!  Pre-requisite is Fundamentals of EMDR and Play Therapy or approval by instructors.  Additional details and registration coming soon!

January 23rd 2-5 pm plus dinner 5-7 pm (provided)
January 24th 9:00-4:00 pm
January 25th 9:00-4:00 pm
January 26th 9:00- 3:30 pm
Cost : $550 Includes Welcome Dinner on Monday, 4 days of training and all art materials at The Workshop


Attachment and Dissociation Interventions for Youth:
A Play Therapy & EMDR Approach

Ann Beckley- Forest, LCSW, RPT-S and Annie Monaco, LCSW, RPT


This intensive workshop explores the topics of attachment wounds and dissociative strategies used by children and teens. Participants will be practicing interventions throughout the workshop on how to address attachment wounding and managing dissociation. Detailed transcripts and video will guide participants learning.  Pre-requisite is Foundations of EMDR and Play Therapy or approval by instructors.  Additional details and registration coming soon!

2023 dates not yet announced, previous year description below



Are you looking for basic training in EMDR?
I assist Annie Monaco with EMDR basic trainings for the Child Trauma Institute. Annie and I are both RPTs, so while we use the standard EMDRIA-approved curriculum, we pull out as many child examples and adaptations as we can!
Please find more information on Annie Monaco's website. Classes forming right now!



Hosted by EMDR Advanced Trainings and Distance Learning:

Recognizing & Treating Youth with Dissociation: Weaving together play therapy, family therapy and trauma therapy protocols

In person in Orchard Park, NY & Livestream/on demand

Frances S. Waters, DCSW, LMSW, LMFT, Ann Beckley- Forest, LCSW, RPT-S and Annie Monaco, LCSW, RPT

3 days, 3 presenters, 3 models to dive deeply into the latest on assessment and comprehensive treatment of children and youth with complex trauma and dissociation, Details, including full CE details on the EMDR Advanced Training and Distance Learning website.

March 10-12, 2023
8:30-4:30 EST each day

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