Seminal Theories Series Details

10/26

Child Centered Play Therapy

with Meredith Baca and Katie Bassiri

About the Course: Child Centered Play Therapy is one of the historically significant/ seminal theories recognized by the Association for Play Therapy. This one-hour workshop will provide a brief overview of the history of Child Centered Play Therapy, a review of the founders, as well as the basic core tenets. We will review the therapeutic powers of play that are most commonly activated within this theory and will observe examples of therapeutic interventions for this historical significant approach.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the core tenets of Child Centered Therapy.

  2. Identify how the therapeutic powers of play are activated within Child Centered Play Therapy.

  3.  List 2-3 techniques play therapists utilize in Child Centered Play Therapy.

11/9

Developmental Play Therapy

with Katie Bassiri

About the Course: Developmental Play Therapy is one of the historically significant/ seminal theories recognized by the Association for Play Therapy. This one-hour workshop will provide a brief overview of the history of Developmental Play Therapy, a review of the founders, as well as the basic core tenets. We will review the therapeutic powers of play that are most commonly activated within this theory and will observe examples of therapeutic interventions for this historical significant approach.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the core tenets of Developmental Play Therapy.

  2. Identify how the therapeutic powers of play are activated within Developmental Play Therapy.

  3.  List 2-3 techniques play therapists utilize in Developmental Play Therapy.

11/23

Theraplay Play Therapy

with MariaElena Jauregui-Cross

About the Course: Theraplay is one of the historically significant/ seminal theories recognized by the Association for Play Therapy. This one-hour workshop will provide a brief overview of the history of Theraplay, a review of the founders, as well as the basic core tenets. We will review the therapeutic powers of play that are most commonly activated within this theory and will observe examples of therapeutic interventions for this historical significant approach.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the core tenets of Theraplay.

  2. Identify how the therapeutic powers of play are activated within Theraplay.

  3.  List 2-3 techniques play therapists utilize in Theraplay.

12/7

Gestalt Play Therapy

with Shannon Grant

About the Course: Gestalt Play Therapy is one of the historically significant/ seminal theories recognized by the Association for Play Therapy. This one-hour workshop will provide a brief overview of the history of Gestalt Play Therapy, a review of the founders, as well as the basic core tenets. We will review the therapeutic powers of play that are most commonly activated within this theory and will observe examples of therapeutic interventions for this historical significant approach.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the core tenets of Gestalt Play Therapy.

  2. Identify how the therapeutic powers of play are activated within Gestalt Play Therapy.

  3.  List 2-3 techniques play therapists utilize in
    Gestalt Play Therapy.

12/21

Ecosystemic Play Therapy

with Maria LaquerreDiego RPT-S

About the Course: Ecosystemic Play Therapy is one of the historically significant/ seminal theories recognized by the Association for Play Therapy. This one-hour workshop will provide a brief overview of the history of Ecosystemic Play Therapy, a review of the founders, as well as the basic core tenets. We will review the therapeutic powers of play that are most commonly activated within this theory and will observe examples of therapeutic interventions for this historical significant approach.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the core tenets of Ecosystemic Play Therapy.

  2. Identify how the therapeutic powers of play are activated within Ecosystemic Play Therapy.

  3.  List 2-3 techniques play therapists utilize in
    Ecosystemic Play Therapy.

11/2

Adlerian Play Therapy

with Maria LaquerreDiego

About the Course: Adlerian Play Therapy is one of the historically significant/ seminal theories recognized by the Association for Play Therapy. This one-hour workshop will provide a brief overview of the history of Adlerian Play Therapy, a review of the founders, as well as the basic core tenets. We will review the therapeutic powers of play that are most commonly activated within this theory and will observe examples of therapeutic interventions for this historical significant approach.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the core tenets of Adlerian Play Therapy.

  2. Identify how the therapeutic powers of play are activated within Adlerian Play Therapy.

  3.  List 2-3 techniques play therapists utilize in Adlerian Play Therapy.

11/16

Jungian Play Therapy

with Shannon Grant

About the Course: Jungian Play Therapy is one of the historically significant/ seminal theories recognized by the Association for Play Therapy. This one-hour workshop will provide a brief overview of the history of Jungian Play Therapy, a review of the founders, as well as the basic core tenets. We will review the therapeutic powers of play that are most commonly activated within this theory and will observe examples of therapeutic interventions for this historical significant approach.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the core tenets of Jungian Play Therapy.

  2. Identify how the therapeutic powers of play are activated within Jungian Play Therapy.

  3.  List 2-3 techniques play therapists utilize in Jungian Play Therapy.

11/30

Object Relations Play Therapy

with Maria LaquerreDiego

About the Course: Object Relations Play Therapy is one of the historically significant/ seminal theories recognized by the Association for Play Therapy. This one-hour workshop will provide a brief overview of the history of Object Relations Play Therapy, a review of the founders, as well as the basic core tenets. We will review the therapeutic powers of play that are most commonly activated within this theory and will observe examples of therapeutic interventions for this historical significant approach.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the core tenets of Object Relations Play Therapy.

  2. Identify how the therapeutic powers of play are activated within Object Relations Play Therapy.

  3.  List 2-3 techniques play therapists utilize in
    Object Relations Play Therapy.

12/14

Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy

with Katie Bassiri, RPT-S

About the Course: Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy is one of the historically significant/ seminal theories recognized by the Association for Play Therapy. This one-hour workshop will provide a brief overview of the history of Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy, a review of the founders, as well as the basic core tenets. We will review the therapeutic powers of play that are most commonly activated within this theory and will observe examples of therapeutic interventions for this historical significant approach.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the core tenets of Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy.

  2. Identify how the therapeutic powers of play are activated within Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy.

  3.  List 2-3 techniques play therapists utilize in
    Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy.

12/28

Filial Play Therapy

with MariaElena Jauregui-Cross, RPT-S

About the Course: Filial Play Therapy is one of the historically significant/ seminal theories recognized by the Association for Play Therapy. This one-hour workshop will provide a brief overview of the history of Filial Play Therapy, a review of the founders, as well as the basic core tenets. We will review the therapeutic powers of play that are most commonly activated within this theory and will observe examples of therapeutic interventions for this historical significant approach.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the core tenets of Filial Play Therapy.

  2. Identify how the therapeutic powers of play are activated within Filial Play Therapy.

  3.  List 2-3 techniques play therapists utilize in
    Filial Play Therapy.

Your Presenters

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Meredith Baca

LPCC, RPT

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Katie Bassiri

LPCC, RPT-S, ACAS

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Shannon Grant

LPCC, RPT-S

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MariaElena Jauregui-Cross

LPCC, RPT-S

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Maria LaquerreDiego

LMFT, RPT-S

Meredith Baca, LPCC, RPT

Member At Large

Meredith D. Baca is a LPCC and RPT residing outside of Espanola, New Mexico, where she  was born and raised. Meredith received her degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. Meredith has been a licensed clinician for 5 ½ years. She was a licensed clinician in Texas before moving back to New Mexico. Meredith became a Registered Play Therapist in November 2019. Her love for play therapy began at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. Meredith has worked with children in a variety of settings such as an inpatient facility, a residential facility and in outpatient clinics. She also has experience with children and adolescents in foster care, children and adolescents who have been adopted, children who have experienced the death of a loved one and at risk youth in the juvenile justice system. Meredith believes in the power of play and strives to spread the message of the Association of Play Therapy.

Katie Bassiri, LPCC, RPT-S, ACAS

Member at Large

Katie Bassiri, LPCC RPT-S ACAS is the owner of The Treehouse, a play therapy agency in Albuquerque, NM. Katie is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Registered Play Therapy Supervisor (RPT-S), and Advanced Certified Autism Specialist (ACAS). In addition to providing supervision for counselors, she is an interdisciplinary supervisor for Social Workers in New Mexico. Her greatest passion is helping support neurodivergent individuals as a peer, mother, therapist and advocate and she works with education and business communities to provide accommodations for all individuals to thrive.

Shannon Grant, LPCC, RPT-S

President Elect

Shannon is an LPCC and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. This is Shannon’s second year on the board and she is excited for her new role as President Elect! Shannon has a private practice in Albuquerque where she uses Experiential and Jungian play therapy techniques and specializes in trauma, parental bonding, depression and anxiety with children 3-18. On top of play and art, Shannon has been studying SandPlay since 2006 and is working on her own process in the sand and in a consultation groups in order to apply for the Sand Play Practitioner credential with the STA (Sandplay Therapists of America).

MariaElena Jauregui-Cross, LPCC, RPT

President

MariaElena Jauregui-Cross is a LPCC, holds an Infant Mental Health endorsement at level 3, and is currently working towards becoming a RPT-S. MariaElena fell in love with Play therapy during her internship and have continued to grow her skills since. There are a number of ways MariaElena spreads the word about Play Therapy. First, she uses it daily with children and families she works with. Second, her agency is a training site for providing an introduction to Play Therapy for bachelors and masters students. Finally, her agency is registered as APT continuing education hour provider and she helps put on an annual conference that enables therapist in NM and surrounding areas to continue to earn CE’s towards their registration. MariaElena is passionate about working with others in the state to continue learning about and advocating for Play Therapy.

Maria LaquerreDiego, LMFT, RPT-S

Past President

 

Maria is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor.  Maria has served on the NMAPT board previously as President-Elect, President and Past President and chaired the Newsletter and Membership Committees. Maria owns a group practice in Las Cruces and has been an active member of NMAPT/APT since 2013. Maria enjoys working with couples, helping individuals recover from trauma, as well as members and allies of the LBGTQIA+ community. Maria specializes in working with trauma survivors, young children and adults, both individually and in relational therapy with their partner. Maria uses play therapy techniques with children and adults - and enjoys using creative interventions to help others achieve their goals. Maria provides trainings on utilizing pop culture, superheroes and villains in play therapy and supports play therapists in achieving RPT/RPT-S credentialing.