Workshops

Workshops

Training therapists with the latest techniques to better assist our community.

Training therapists with the latest techniques to better assist our community.

Bright Path Counseling and Consulting offers workshops in-person providing opportunities for networking and making connections with colleagues! Our in-person workshops are filled with moments to not only learn but to build relationships with colleagues across the state!

See below a list of our workshops and their sign up cost.

Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy Theory

Bright Path - Play Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy (CBPT) is recognized by the Association for Play Therapy as one of 10 historically significant theories. In this workshop attendees will learn the core principles of CBPT and understand selection and use of toys while engaging children in CBPT. Attendees will also learn the significance of each person involved in CBPT sessions and consider cultural and diversity issues that may arise while implementing CBPT. Attendees will also walk away with practical applications of interventions and clinical documentation skills relevant to CCPT.

Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy Theory

Bright Path - Play Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy (CBPT) is recognized by the Association for Play Therapy as one of 10 historically significant theories. In this workshop attendees will learn the core principles of CBPT and understand selection and use of toys while engaging children in CBPT. Attendees will also learn the significance of each person involved in CBPT sessions and consider cultural and diversity issues that may arise while implementing CBPT. Attendees will also walk away with practical applications of interventions and clinical documentation skills relevant to CCPT.

Cost: $190/webinar or $225/in-person

WEBINAR OPTION
6 Core – live webinar (synchronous) contact hours of continuing education for counselors have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval #2023-10-10-688S). Related hours for SW and MFT.
6 NON-CONTACT APT CE hours if attendance is via Live Webinar. This workshop meets APT’s definition of Live Webinar. APT Topics: Historically Significant Theories

IN-PERSON OPTION
6 Core – in-person contact hours of continuing education for counselors have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval #2022-05-24-995MLW). Related hours for SW and MFT.
6 APT CE hours if attendance is in-person. This workshop meets APT’s definition of in-person training. APT Topics: Historically Significant Theories
In-person training includes light Breakfast and Lunch.

Date: 04/11/2024 | 9am-4:30pm | Presenter: Brandy Rogers, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS
Location: 1818 CLUB | 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, 3rd Floor. Duluth, GA 30097

Integrating the Body and Brain Into Play Therapy

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This workshop will offer information about the autonomic nervous system, the bidirectional pathway between the brain and body, and how to use this information practically in the play therapy setting, including case conceptualization, session interventions, and communicating with parents. Participants will engage in discussion and experiential practices to support integration and application of the information provided in play therapy approaches.

Integrating the Body and Brain Into Play Therapy

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This workshop will offer information about the autonomic nervous system, the bidirectional pathway between the brain and body, and how to use this information practically in the play therapy setting, including case conceptualization, session interventions, and communicating with parents. Participants will engage in discussion and experiential practices to support integration and application of the information provided in play therapy approaches.

Cost: $225/in-person

IN-PERSON OPTION
6 Core – in-person contact hours of continuing education for counselors have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (CE Approval # Pending). Related hours for SW and MFT.
6 APT CE hours if attendance is in-person. This workshop meets APT’s definition of in-person training. APT Topics: Play Therapy Skills and Methods
In-person training includes light Breakfast and Lunch.

Date: 04/12/2024 | 9am-4:30pm | Presenter: Elizabeth Ocheltree, LPC
Location: 1818 CLUB | 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, 3rd Floor. Duluth, GA 30097

Navigating the Legal System in Play Therapy

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This workshop expands the knowledge of play therapists for how to navigate, respond to and head off sticky legal requests. The presenter will use her experience and training in forensic work and share case situations involving courts to give play therapists the foundation they need to not fear court requests.

The presenter will help attendees become aware of common legal terms and how to use legal requests to remain within ethical guidelines. The presenter will thoroughly review the AMHCA, AAMFT and NASW ethics codes as related to records maintenance and record release as well as the Association for Play Therapy Best Practices. The presenter uses case scenarios and presents common documents and forms as examples throughout the workshop. The presenter uses ethics and legal guidelines to discuss how our administrative work (such as record-keeping and note writing) can help a therapist’s competence in a legal situation.
*For live webinar participants, Google Meet links will be sent out the day prior.

Navigating the Legal System in Play Therapy

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This workshop expands the knowledge of play therapists for how to navigate, respond to and head off sticky legal requests. The presenter will use her experience and training in forensic work and share case situations involving courts to give play therapists the foundation they need to not fear court requests. The presenter will help attendees become aware of common legal terms and how to use legal requests to remain within ethical guidelines. The presenter will thoroughly review the AMHCA, AAMFT and NASW ethics codes as related to records maintenance and record release as well as the Association for Play Therapy Best Practices. The presenter uses case scenarios and presents common documents and forms as examples throughout the workshop. The presenter uses ethics and legal guidelines to discuss how our administrative work (such as record-keeping and note writing) can help a therapist’s competence in a legal situation.
*For live webinar participants, Google Meet links will be sent out the day prior.

Cost: $155/webinar or $175/in-person

WEBINAR OPTION
5 Ethics Hours in-person (synchronous) contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval #2023-10-10-685S)

5 NON-CONTACT APT CE hours if attendance is via Live Webinar. This workshop meets APT’s definition of Live Webinar.

IN-PERSON OPTION
Attendance to the in-person training is APT Approved CONTACT hours. In-person training includes light Breakfast and Lunch.

5 Ethics Hours in-person (synchronous) contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval #2023-10-10-685S).

Date: 05/17/2024 | 9am-3:30pm | Presenter: Brandy Rogers, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS
Location: 1818 CLUB | 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, 3rd Floor. Duluth, GA 30097

Cultural Considerations for Family Play Therapy with First Generation Latinx Children & Adolescents

Bright Path - Terapia de Juego - Lawrenceville, GA

This course will describe the unique experiences of first-generation Latinx children and adolescents engaging in play therapy services with their caregivers. Attendees will identify the significance of immigration, cultural values, identity, and language in treatment. This course will assess barriers to engagement in treatment while highlighting cultural strengths that can be utilized to achieve treatment goals. Attendees will discuss best practices and competencies that clinicians need to ethically work with Latinx families. Culturally responsive family play therapy interventions will be demonstrated.

Attendees have the opportunity to participate in an immersive experience by selecting the lunch provided option catered by Tortugas Cuban Grill. Attendees will be able to review and select entree at the time of registration. Additional $15 for optional lunch.

Cultural Considerations for Family Play Therapy with First Generation Latinx Children & Adolescents

Bright Path - Terapia de Juego - Lawrenceville, GA

This course will describe the unique experiences of first-generation Latinx children and adolescents engaging in play therapy services with their caregivers. Attendees will identify the significance of immigration, cultural values, identity, and language in treatment. This course will assess barriers to engagement in treatment while highlighting cultural strengths that can be utilized to achieve treatment goals. Attendees will discuss best practices and competencies that clinicians need to ethically work with Latinx families. Culturally responsive family play therapy interventions will be demonstrated.

Attendees have the opportunity to participate in an immersive experience by selecting the lunch provided option catered by Tortugas Cuban Grill. Attendees will be able to review and select entree at the time of registration. Additional $15 for optional lunch.

Objectives:

  • Attendees will identify culture and diversity best practices of play therapy and core competencies of family therapy.
  • Attendees will recognize contextual and systemic Latinx dynamics that impact family play therapy treatment.
  • Attendees will discuss cultural identity and unique experiences of first-generation Latinx children and adolescents.
  • Attendees will describe family play therapy interventions that demonstrate understanding of Latinx cultural background.

Cost: $190/webinar or $225/in-person

WEBINAR OPTION
6 NON-CONTACT APT CE hours if attendance is via Live Webinar. This workshop meets APT’s definition of Live Webinar.
APT Topics: Cultural & Social Diversity

IN-PERSON OPTION
6 APT CE hours if attendance is in-person. This workshop meets APT’s definition of in-person training.
APT Topics: Cultural & Social Diversity
In-person training includes light Breakfast and Lunch.

Dates: 06/06/2024 | 9am-4:30pm| Presenter: Jennifer Mejias, LMFT, RPT

Location: 1818 CLUB | 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, 3rd Floor. Duluth, GA 30097

Introduction To Play Therapy: History and Theories Overview

Bright Path - Play Therapy

This introductory course will cover fundamental knowledge of play and play therapy. Attendees will learn about the significance of play in childhood development and its role in building socio-emotional skills.The course will review scientific definitions of play and play therapy. Participants will explore the historical development of play therapy as an evidenced based intervention and will identify the therapeutic powers of play. A brief overview of historically significant theories will be provided, Participants will review the history and evolution of various play therapy models and the theoretical orientations from which they developed.

Introduction To Play Therapy: History and Theories Overview

Bright Path - Play Therapy

This introductory course will cover fundamental knowledge of play and play therapy. Attendees will learn about the significance of play in childhood development and its role in building socio-emotional skills.The course will review scientific definitions of play and play therapy. Participants will explore the historical development of play therapy as an evidenced based intervention and will identify the therapeutic powers of play. A brief overview of historically significant theories will be provided, Participants will review the history and evolution of various play therapy models and the theoretical orientations from which they developed.

Cost: $190/webinar or $225/in-person

WEBINAR OPTION
6 NON-CONTACT APT CE hours if attendance is via Live Webinar. This workshop meets APT’s definition of Live Webinar. APT Topics: 5 in Play Therapy History and 1 Hour in Seminal Theories

IN-PERSON OPTION
6 APT CE hours if attendance is in-person. This workshop meets APT’s definition of in-person training. APT Topics: 5 in Play Therapy History and 1 Hour in Seminal Theories. In-person training includes light Breakfast and Lunch.

Date: TBD | Presenter: Melonie Singleton, LCSW, RPT
Location: 1818 CLUB | 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, 3rd Floor. Duluth, GA 30097

Child Centered Play Therapy Theory

Bright Path - Play Therapy

Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) is recognized by the Association for Play Therapy as one of 10 historically significant theories. In this workshop attendees will learn the core principles of CCPT and understand selection and use of toys while engaging children in CCPT. Attendees will also learn the significance of each person involved in CCPT sessions and consider cultural and diversity issues that may arise while implementing CCPT. Attendees will also walk away with practical applications of interventions and clinical documentation skills relevant to CCPT.

Child Centered Play Therapy Theory

Bright Path - Play Therapy

Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) is recognized by the Association for Play Therapy as one of 10 historically significant theories. In this workshop attendees will learn the core principles of CCPT and understand selection and use of toys while engaging children in CCPT. Attendees will also learn the significance of each person involved in CCPT sessions and consider cultural and diversity issues that may arise while implementing CCPT. Attendees will also walk away with practical applications of interventions and clinical documentation skills relevant to CCPT.

Cost: $225/in-person

IN-PERSON OPTION
6 APT CE hours if attendance is in-person. This workshop meets APT’s definition of in-person training. APT Topics: 6 hours in Historically Significant Theories. In-person training includes light Breakfast and Lunch.

Date: TBD | Presenter: Melonie Singleton, LCSW, RPT
Location: 1818 CLUB | 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, 3rd Floor. Duluth, GA 30097

Intro to Filial Therapy: Empowering parents to partner in Play Therapy

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Filial Therapy is recognized by the Association for Play Therapy as one of 10 historically significant approaches or theories in the field of Play Therapy. Filial Therapy is a form of Family Therapy in which therapists train parents to be the primary agent of change in their children’s lives. In this introductory course, attendees will learn how the special play sessions conducted by parents strengthen the parent-child relationship and support the whole child. Filial Therapy is a useful approach for Play Therapists to have in their toolboxes for supporting families.

Intro to Filial Therapy: Empowering parents to partner in Play Therapy

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Filial Therapy is recognized by the Association for Play Therapy as one of 10 historically significant approaches or theories in the field of Play Therapy. Filial Therapy is a form of Family Therapy in which therapists train parents to be the primary agent of change in their children’s lives. In this introductory course, attendees will learn how the special play sessions conducted by parents strengthen the parent-child relationship and support the whole child. Filial Therapy is a useful approach for Play Therapists to have in their toolboxes for supporting families.

Cost: $225/in-person

IN-PERSON OPTION
6 APT CE hours if attendance is in-person. This workshop meets APT’s definition of in-person training. APT Topics: 6 hours in Historically Significant Theories. In-person training includes light Breakfast and Lunch.

Date: TBD | Presenter: Laura Ladefian, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS
Location: 1818 CLUB | 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, 3rd Floor. Duluth, GA 30097

Workshop Refund Policy:

If you can no longer attend a workshop you have registered for, you may be eligible either receive a credit for another workshop, or receive a refund if you are within the refund policy period. All live workshop refunds will be honored (less a 4% credit card processing fee) for cancellations received at least seven (7) days prior to the date of a live webinar or live workshop. For cancellation or credit requests with 6 days or less notice, a refund of 75% of the registration fee can be refunded or credited to another workshop. Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds for On-Demand (Asynchronous) webinars due to the fact that once purchased, the participant has access immediately to all materials.

Refunds will also not be issued due to technical limitations of the participant. We provide detailed instructions, and we are happy to assist in this area to a reasonable extent; however, we don’t have the staff to guide you through every step of the process. Please note that payments made via Credit Card have certain fees associated with them, some of which are non-recoupable and are therefore non-refundable by Bright Path Counseling and Consulting, LLC. Therefore, all workshop payments made by Credit Card will have a four percent credit card fee deducted from the refund. These fees do not apply to cash or check payments.

Should you have any questions regarding our workshop refund policy, please contact Brandy Rogers (770) 904-1661.