Details: Friday July 30, 2021 from 9am – 12:15pm Central via Zoom *This session is limited to 40 participants.
Session Description: This workshop will illustrate how play therapy can be facilitated in a school setting for individual and group use. Participants will discuss materials and skills useful in providing school-based play therapy. Suggestions for play therapy application with students will be provided.
After attending this session, participants will be able to:
- Discuss research supporting the use and benefits of play therapy in school settings
- Describe materials useful in providing play therapy in school settings
- Identify the application of play therapy interventions to respond to various student concerns
Instructor: Sara Carpenter, Ph.D., Certified School Counselor, PLPC
Dr. Sara Carpenter is a practicing middle school counselor and counselor educator at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2018, she received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. As a certified K-12 school counselor, Carpenter has practiced across all three levels; elementary, middle (her favorite!), and secondary; and frequently uses play therapy interventions to support the social and emotional development of students. Dr. Carpenter completed her play therapy training at the Play Therapy Institute @ UMSL and is currently receiving play therapy supervision as she works towards her clinical license.