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Play Therapy Basics & Beyond
World of Divorce


Play Therapy Basics & Beyond

Brief Description:

An intensive play therapy workshop covering basic components of play therapy as well as an in-depth look at history, theories and application of play therapy including modalities, techniques and experiential skill development. 

Learning Objectives:

By the completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Compare essential theorists and organizations that helped to shape the field of play therapy
  • Differentiate between developmental stages of children and children’s play
  • Identify and differentiate the stages of play therapy process and apply this to work with individuals, groups and families through the lens of cultural diversity and ethical and professional practices
  • Demonstrate basic play therapy skill as demonstrated through role play and optional video assignment. 

Fee:  $400 for professionals;

         $300 for ORAPT members; 

         $200 for students

(lunch on your own)   

Scholarships available upon request. Please note that this is a fundraiser and 100% of the profits from this workshop will be donated to Juliette’s House Child Abuse Assessment Center. 


Friday, August 4th, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, August 5th, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, August 6th, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, August 7th, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Juliette’s House – Child Abuse Intervention Center – 1075 SW Cedarwood Avenue, McMinnville, Oregon

Sponsored by:

Oregon Association for Play Therapy

Dawn J Williamson, LCSW

Juliette’s House 


Dawn J. Williamson, LCSW & Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor Dawn has been in private practice since 1995 and taught a variety of different courses at Portland State University, including topics related to play therapy and trauma informed services.


The Therapeutic Model of Treatment Planning for Play Therapists

The Therapeutic Model of Treatment Planning for Play Therapists: Ethically and Clinically Beneficial or a Bureaucratic Necessity?

Presented by Ryan Melton, Ph.D., LPC, ACS

Date: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Time: 9:00a-4:00pm


Calvary Chapel

120 S. Elliott Rd

Newberg, OR 97132


Non-members: $140 ($155 at the door)
Orapt Members: $80 ($95 at the door)
Students: $50 ($65 at the door)


Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will understand the role of assessment in establishing alliance in the counseling process.
2. Participants will know how to write treatment plans that integrate assessments relevant to play therapists.

CEU's Provided:

6 CEU’s by APT & NASW 


The Complex Ethical World of Child Therapy

Presented by Pamela Crow, LCSW and Patricia Albrecht, Psy.D.

December 3, 2016

9:00 to 4:30

Portland, Oregon


Westminster Presbyterian Church

1624 NE Hancock Street


$100 early

$80 for ORAPT members and students

$120 after 11/26/16

6 CEUs – NASW, LPC, and LMFT Credit

Co-Sponsored by the Oregon Association of Play Therapy (APT approved provider 99-054)

Who Should Attend: Psychologists, Social Workers, Play Therapists, Family Therapists, Counselors, and School Psychologists.  APT approved provider #99-054


Objectives: Join us for a day exploring the complicated ethical issues unique to play therapy work with children, adolescents and families.  We will be looking at general issues such as the structure of treatment, who is the client, and working with outside sources.  We will delve into the ethical issues that often arise in working with play therapy, divorce, foster children, and allegations of abuse.  We will end with time for discussion and understanding the critical need for self-care and self-awareness in this work. 


To Register:


Presenters: Pam Crow and Patti Albrecht are seasoned clinicians, each with over 30 years of clinical experience specializing in working with children and families.  Pam Crow is a nationally known expert in child trauma, is one of the first forensic interviewers at CARES NW, and maintains a private practice.  Ms. Crow’s trainings have included child/play therapy, trauma work, sand tray therapy, and vicarious trauma. Dr. Albrecht has worked in community mental health, psychiatric units, residential treatment and private practice. Her trainings have included work with foster children, play therapy, clinical work with toddlers, parent-child evaluations, filial therapy, and parent consultation.


Play Therapy Basics and Beyond

This comprehensive 30 hour workshop will introduce participants to the fundamentals of play therapy, as well as to developments and advancements in clinical practice.  In addition to historical foundations and theoretical models (including Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy for evidence-based practitioners), key topics will include familial, cultural, and ethical considerations.  Experiential learning activities will illustrate essential concepts to enhance learner understanding.  These 30 hours of specialized training may be applied toward the 150 hours of play therapy specific instruction from APT-approved providers required for the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor credentials offered by the Association for Play Therapy. 

Fee:  $400 for professionals;

         $300 for ORAPT members; 

         $200 for students (lunch on your own)  

Friday, August 26, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, August 27, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, September 9, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, September 10, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Juliette’s House – Child Abuse Intervention Center – 1075 SW Cedarwood Avenue, McMinnville, Oregon

Presenter: Dawn J. Williamson, LCSW & Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor Dawn has been in private practice since 1995 and taught a variety of different courses at Portland State University, including topics related to play therapy and trauma informed services.

Register by Friday, August 19.  For registration, more information,  or both, please contact Kim Kushner Dominguez at Lutheran Community Services: or (503) 472-4020, ext. 230.


An Integrated Approach to Treating Child Trauma: Using Play with Trauma-Focused CBT

May 2, 2016 

Central Lutheran Church
1820 NE 21st Ave 
Portland, OR 97212

This workshop for advanced clinicians will provide participants with a working knowledge of an integrated model of child trauma treatment, well-informed in current models of trauma theory, attachment, brain development and body-centered therapies. We will explore some current controversies in the field and see how an integration of play and expressive therapies with cognitive-behavioral therapy can deepen and enhance our clinical work with traumatized children and adolescents. Participants will learn about our local Child Abuse Assessment Center, CARES NW, and how forensic assessment interfaces with clinical diagnosis and treatment. The impact of trauma work on the clinician and strategies for self-care will also be emphasized. 

A combination of lecture with case examples and experiential exercises will be used to facilitate learning. 

Pam Crow has worked as a clinical social worker for over 30 years. Her experience working in the field of child trauma began in residential treatment, as a caseworker for DHS, in agency out-patient mental health treatment and as the co-coordinator of the Marion and Polk County Family Sex Abuse Treatment Program. In 1988, Pam began as one of the first forensic interviewers at CARES NW, and she continues to work half-time at CARES NW as a Multnomah County Mental Health Consultant. Pam also maintains a half-time private practice, offering therapy to adults and children and clinical consultation to mental health therapists. Pam's national trainings have included workshops on child therapy, sand tray therapy, and vicarious trauma. Writing poems and making quilts are among the activities that have kept Pam sane and engaged in this difficult and rewarding work.