CCPT 101: Child Centered Play Therapy


CCPT 101: Basics in Child-Centered Play Therapy

presented by Sue Bratton, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S and hosted by Lipscomb's Center for Play Therapy and Expressive Arts

Thursday, March 1-Friday, March 2
15 CEUs provided

Registration Fee: $150 
Early Bird Registration: $125 if you register before February 14! Please use the code CCPTEarly
Lipscomb Student Registration: $40 Please use the code LUCCPT
Non-Lipscomb Student: $50 Please use the code CCPTStudent

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Workshop will be held at 5120 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN  37220
(Brentwood Hills Church of Christ Life Center)

Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) is a unique Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) approach in which the relationship between therapist and child is the foundation for therapeutic change. In CCPT, the healing factor is identified as the relationship between play therapist and child. Relationship is based on clear communication between therapist and child, yet the child communicates through play. The therapist provides attitudinal conditions and developmentally appropriate materials to facilitate free expression and self-directed play of the child. In a safe environment, the child moves toward self-enhancing behaviors and ways of being. This workshop is intended to present step-by-step introductory methods on how to help children accurately express themselves to the counselor/therapist in their own language of play. This workshop will facilitate participants’ deeper understanding of the CCPT process for developing healing relationships with children, as well as help counselors use play therapy to reach treatment goals. Play therapy will be described and demonstrated in detail regarding its use and effectiveness with challenging children who present in both community and school settings. A strong body of research (National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices) shows child outcomes following CCPT include decreased symptomatic behaviors and improvement in overall functioning. Participants will learn the Evidence-Based CCPT treatment protocol as well as actively engage in CCPT skills throughout the workshop experience. 

Increasingly state and federal funded agencies are requiring clinicians to be certified in evidence-based interventions. This workshop serves as the introduction to CCPT certification. Participants will earn 15 continuing education credits (APT and NBCC approved provider) as well as complete the first educational component toward CCPT certification. Completion of this workshop allows the participant to have a greater understanding of CCPT and begin to practice basic CCPT skills. Participants who wish to become a Certified CCPT Practitioner will need to complete CCPT 102: Child Centered Play Therapy Practice and Application. For information on CCPT certification:

Learning Objectives:

Following this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and discuss the fundamental tenets of CCPT
  2. ?Identify rationale for CCPT based on interpersonal neurobiology
  3. Identify and utilize the CCPT protocol   
  4. Demonstrate CCPT skills and attitudes
  5. Discuss process of healing within a CCPT framework
  6. Identify and use the research supporting the effectiveness of CCPT in community and school settings

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