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Fundamentals of Child-Centered Play Therapy
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Fundamentals of Child-Centered Play Therapy


When: Friday, October 27th
Registration and Networking starts at 9:30 AM, Presentation runs from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Springfield Country Club
8301 Old Keene Mill Road
Springfield, Virginia  22152
United States
Renae Smith, LPC
Durriya Augelli

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Play Therapy -  1.5 Credit Hours

Registration Costs

Early bird pricing ends the Monday before the Event.  Regular pricing is until the day before the event.

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Walk-in registrations will be accepted on the day of the event starting at 9:30 AM.

To cancel, please call or email 24 hours in advance or you will be charged for the event.  If NVLPC cancels an event, you will be refunded the cost of the event.


About the Event: 

As a result of this presentation, each participant will learn:

1. A child’s general perspective of the world

2. What play reveals and what children learn through therapeutic play

3. What materials are needed for child-centered play therapy

4. How to use therapeutic facilitative responses in a child-centered play therapy session

5. How to assess and identify stages of therapeutic play

Many counselors and/or therapists find themselves feeling as if they are entering unknown territory when practicing talk therapy with children. There is a great explanation for this; they are! Developmentally, children do not have the tools to explain or discuss their feelings in ways that an adult can. Their ability for abstract thinking may not yet be developed; therefore, it is important to use the child’s language, just as one would with any other client. This will contribute to creating a comfortable therapeutic relationship. The language of children is play. What they cannot express in words can be easily expressed through various types of play. It is my desire to share my training and knowledge in this area in order to expand the availability of this service to children everywhere.

 Earn 1.5 Contact Hours for attending this event.

About the Presenter:

Renae Smith received her BA from the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay in music education and her MA in Human Services Counseling from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA.  Renae is an LPC and has been in private practice for the past 15 years.  She is owner and operator of Adrian Counseling Center, LLC in Fairfax, VA, where she provides play therapy to children, and mental health counseling to adolescents, adults and families. Renae also enjoys teaching workshops and seminars on various topics, including education, counseling, and spiritual issues. She has been a member of NVLPC since 2008. 

During the years of 2005 through 2008, Renae spent her summers doing mission work in Malaysia, Singapore and Cambodia with Global Mosaic International.  In her role as counseling educator, Renae conducted seminars and workshops intended to train individuals wishing to establish counseling services through their home churches and other humanitarian groups.  In addition, Renae served as a Lecturer at Alpha Omega College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she taught both bachelor and masters level courses in Child and Adolescent Counseling and provided supervision for counseling students who were completing their practicum training.   


Networking Notice: 

As part of our networking opportunities, we invite all members to bring their marketing materials to display, and/or to introduce themselves during our 2-minute introductions. Please let us know that you are interested when you RSVP.

 NVLPC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6130.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NVLPC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.



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