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Fri, Sep 08


Tabonuco Counseling

Foundations in Play Therapy

This training will be taught by Dr. Phipps, providing 6 APT hours, and covering the foundational skills necessary for therapists who want to work with children. Hours can count towards RPT/RPTS renewal, or provide hours towards obtaining RPT.

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Foundations in Play Therapy
Foundations in Play Therapy

Time & Location

Sep 08, 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT

Tabonuco Counseling, 7215 Lebanon Rd, Mint Hill, NC 28227, Suite C


About the event

This class will provide 6 APT hours and cover the basic tenets of play therapy using the theory and foundational skills of Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT). For those working towards RPT, these hours can count towards Seminal Theories, and/or Skills and Method.

Presented by Dr. Christa Phipps, Ph.D., LCMHC-S, RPT-S, NCC, EMDR Certified Counselor, EMDR Consultant

Presenter Bio

Therapy with children can be difficult, whereas many are reluctant and unable to participate in talk therapy. This presentation will explore how to work with children from the foundations of CCPT. Child-centered play therapy is an evidenced based theoretical modality that can be used alone or in addition to other theories. This theory also allows children to process trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, and other issues in a developmentally and culturally appropriate way. Dr. Phipps is an expert in play therapy and has taught the foundational play therapy class at UNCC several times. She believes knowing the basic process of this theory will foster an environment conducive to effective treatment. 

Session Objectives

Participants Will:

1. Identify two qualities necessary to foster an environment conducive to effective treatment in play therapy.

2. Explain the importance of the relationship when incorporating play therapy with a child client.

3. List two ways CCPT is a culturally competent approach with children.

4. Compile a list of skills necessary to conduct a CCPT session.

5. List themes seen in play therapy.

6. Describe setting and choice giving in CCPT.

Instructional Methodology: May include lecture, demonstration, audio/visual, case examples, experiential practice of techniques, and small group discussion.

APT Continuing Education Information and Policies

Forms and other required CE materials will be available on site. If you have questions regarding the program, continuing education learning objectives, presenter bios, or grievance issues, contact Tabonuco Counseling and Consulting, PLLC at 980-403-9161 or

NOTE: To receive continuing education credit, applicants must complete all CE materials, sign in/out at designated locations, and submit an evaluation form for the sessions attended.

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets the regulations of their state licensing/certification board.

Tabonuco Counseling and Consulting, PLLC is approved by The Association for Play Therapy to sponsor continuing education specific to play therapy. Tabonuco Counseling and Consulting, PLLC maintains responsibility for the program.

APT Provider #23-694.

Credit: 6 APT hours

Non-Credit Events: Registration, breakfast, lunch, reception events, committee/business meetings, networking sessions.

Ethics Hours/Academic Credit: This program offers no “ethics hours”. This program is not “academic” credit and CE hours awarded are not eligible toward fulfillment of a degree.

A $25 administrative fee will be charged for cancelled registrations before September 1, 2023. No refunds or cancellations offered after September 1, 2023.

Tabonuco Counseling and Consulting, PLLC is committed to making our programs accessible. If you need an accommodation to access the program and/or program materials, please contact no later than five business days prior to the program. A good faith effort will be made for any request made less than five days in advance.


  • 30 minutes

    Coffee and Sign-in

  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    Session 1

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  • Foundations in Play Therapy

    This ticket includes the full training and 6 APT CEUs.

    +$3.75 service fee
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