Advanced Child Centered Play Therapy and Filial Therapy: Improving Skills and Involving Parents 

-Live Webinar-

Presenter: Jeannette Harroun, LMFT, RPT-S

When: Dec. 2, @5 pm - 9:20 pm EST

Dec. 3, @ 5 pm - 9:20 pm EST

Dec. 4, @10 am - 2:45 pm EST

CE Hours: 12

Cost: $295.00

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 12 CONTACT/CE Hours.


This is a 3 part training on Advanced Child Centered Play Therapy and on Filial Therapy, which is a well-researched and highly effective psycho-educational skills training model that integrates "the magic" of Child-Centered Play Therapy and direct parent involvement in the change process The training will include brief lectures, live and videotaped demonstrations, skill building practice sessions, case discussions with video clips which will illustrate both individual and group models of the modalities. Break out rooms will be utilized for roles plays and skill practice.


  • Identify basic tenets of Child-Centered Play Therapy including Virginia Axline’s 8 Principles
  • Describe and demonstrate the advanced play therapy skill of empathic listening
  • Explain the meaning of Filial Therapy being an integrative therapy and describe the theories that are part of this play therapy model
  • Describe the three phases of the Filial Therapy model of play therapy
  • Describe in what ways the Filial Therapy model of play therapy is respectful of diversity
  • Describe and demonstrate the basic 4 play therapy skills taught to parents
  • State how the process of teaching parents to conduct play sessions in Filial Therapy
  • State how to help parents understand their children's play, so that they can deepen their understanding how the play therapy is working and how it relates to the child’s problems
  • Explain how to provide constructive feedback on the play sessions to parents facilitating parent skill development
  • State ways to help a parent process a difficult situation arising in a play session
  • Describe how utilize the different stages of Child Centered Play Therapy to assess the child’s progress in both CCPT and Filial Therapy
  • Describe strategies to work with common problems in CCPT and in Filial.

Presenter: Jeannette Harroun, LMFT, RPT-S

Jeannette Harroun is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Arizona and a registered play therapist-supervisor. She is in private practice, is a trainer/partner with Growth Through Play Training Associates and a clinical supervisor both through her practice and with the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. Her play therapy training includes intensive and advanced coursework in child-centered play, sandtray and filial therapy.

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Cancellation Policy:

Written notification of cancellation must be received in our office at least 10 business days prior to a training for a refund. A $25.00 cancellation fee will be deducted from the refund. There will be no refund for cancellation notification less than 10 business days.

CBPS reserves the right to cancel a training due to inclement weather or insufficient enrollment. In the event of such cancellation, you will receive a full refund. 

Cancelling your Zoom meeting registration does not constitute cancellation of your CBPS session registration. Please refer to our cancellation policy in the training announcement, which supersedes all other mentions of options to cancel your registration.


Continuing Education Approval for Licensed Mental Health Counselors/Social Workers/ School Psychologists/MFCCs/Play Therapists/Art Therapists 


Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars (CBPS) is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Category I continuing education programs. Social Work Boards in most states accept this approval status. 


Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars (CBPS) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5763. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CBPS is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 


Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars (CBPS) is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school Psychologists, provider #1067. CBPS maintains responsibility for the program. 


The Maryland and Washington, DC Boards of Psychology Examiners Recognizes national Association of School Psychologist approval status with CBPS and grants CE hours to clinical psychologists in Maryland and Washington, DC.


Chesapeake Professional Seminars (CBPS) is an Association for Play Therapy (APT) approved provider of continuing education, APT Approved Provider #97-034.


CBPS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Board of Social Work, Provider #0122; and the Board of Mental Health Practitioners, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Provider #MHC-0009 and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, provider #MFT-0008.


Art Therapists (LCAT, ATR-BC) may obtain CE Hours based on our NBCC approval status.


Approved to psychologists in NY Provider Number: #PSY-0070

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