Virtual Annual State Conference 2021
Using Play Therapy to Prepare Child Witnesses for Court - Erin Paone LMSW & Amy Phillips LMSW
Research suggests that preparing children to testify decreases anticipatory anxiety related to legal involvement. Participants will learn play therapy strategies to prepare child victims or child witnesses of a crime for the court process. Participants will also receive psychoeducation on how to help caregivers support their children through legal proceedings and information on how to advocate for their clients during the court process.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Describe strategies for using play therapy techniques to familiarize children with the court process.
- Identify at least 2 ways to educate children about their role in court through play therapy.
- Identify at least 2 play therapy techniques to increase a child’s confidence in court.
- Identify at least 2 play therapy strategies to reduce anxiety before and while testifying.
Session limited to 40 participants. | Intermediate
PRESENTERS BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Erin Paone LMSW is a licensed Master’s level social worker in Michigan. Erin has worked at CARE House of Oakland County, a child advocacy center in Pontiac, MI for over ten years. Currently, Erin is a full time clinical therapist working primarily with sexually abused children. Amy Phillips LMSW is a licensed Master’s level social worker in Michigan and is a clinical therapist working primarily with children who have experienced sexual abuse. When not at work, Amy can be found spending time outdoors, reading, or being with her spouse and two children.
WORKSHOP LOCATION: This will be a virtual meeting. Participants will be awarded CONTACT CE after successful completion of a post test. Participants must be visible throughout the presentation. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours.
If you want Continuing Education, you must register separately. Continuing Education is available for $25. You only need to register ONCE, which will be valid for all sessions scheduled during the virtual conference.
- A single fee is applicable to all workshops you attend if you meet CE requirements.
- You must attend via Zoom with your video on & face visible for the entire workshop.
- You must set your Zoom name to match your Registration & State License
- You must pass a Post Test with 80% by 2/27/2021.
HANDOUTS: Our policy is to email all handouts. Please include a valid email address with your registration to receive the handouts.
PHOTO RELEASE: By registering for this conference, you are giving permission for MIAPT to use any photographs (screenshots) that are taken at the event containing your likeness for as long as MIAPT deems appropriate and desirable. Photographs may be used on the MIAPT website, social media pages, and/or newsletter for any purpose. By completing the registration, you are also consenting to waive any rights to the photographs indefinitely. If you do not wish to have your photo used, it is your responsibility to notify Angelita Valdez at registration of your request to be omitted.
CANCELLATION POLICY: If you notify MIAPT you are canceling, and we are able to fill your spot, you will receive a refund for the registration fee minus $25 administrative fee. Cancellation requests must be made in writing.
Michigan Association for Play Therapy: MIAPT is a professional organization striving to advance the theory and practice of play therapy through activities such as conferences, seminars, and networking in order to serve the mental health needs of Michigan children, families, schools and communities. For more information on the Conference visit our website at www.miapt.org.
Attendance Monitoring: Attendance monitoring is achieved through participants keeping video feed turned on at all times with participant's face visible, signing the CE Application Form which attests adherence to attendance monitoring.
Play Therapy Credit: To receive APT CE credit, participants must complete and achieve a passing score of a post-quiz. Questions regarding CE credit, the program, learning objectives, or grievance issues, contact The Institute at email@example.com.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: This workshop for mental health professionals is co-sponsored by the MI Assn. Play Therapy and the Institute for Continuing Education. CE credit is offered for the disciplines listed below. Full attendance is required for the sessions in which you participate. The CE processing fee is $25 and requires a separate registration to MIAPT. CE verification is mailed to attendees following the program. If you have questions regarding CE credit, please contact The Institute at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of attendees to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets the regulations of their state licensing/certification board.
NOTE: Do not submit the CE processing with your completed CE packet. MIAPT will supply The Institute for Continuing Education with a listing of participants who paid the fee to MIAPT with registration.
Psychology: The Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute maintains responsibility for the program. Counseling: The Institute is recognized as a provider of continuing education by the Ohio Board Social Work and Counseling, provider RCS 030001. NBCC credit is not offered. Social Work: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized as a provider of continuing education by the Ohio Board of Social Work and Counseling, Provider RCS 030001. Marriage/Family Therapy: The Institute is recognized by the Ohio Board MFT, Provider RTX 100501. Play Therapy: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by The Association for Play Therapy to sponsor continuing education specific to play therapy. The Institute maintains responsibility for the program. APT Approved Provider 98-040. Nursing: The Institute for Continuing Education is an approved continuing education provider by the California Board of Nursing, Provider CEP 12646. It is the responsibility of nurses to check with their state board to determine if CE credit issues by an approved provider of the CA Board of Nursing, meet regulations of their board.
ADA/Section 504: If you have special needs, please contact email@example.com.
Skill Level: All skill levels
CE Packets are accepted by MAIL only. Email packets will not be accepted. A complete CE packet should include: 1) CE Application form; 2) Attendance Log; 3) Completed Evaluation Form for the session you attend. Mail Packets to: The Institute for Continuing Education, PO Box 1369, Fairhope, AL 36533.