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Recognizing & Managing Transference in Play Therapy

October 29, 2021 @ 9:00 am 3:00 pm UTC+0

October 29th 2021

Live In-Person Workshop

Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm

Cost: $125

Workshop Level: All

Instructor: Jennie Null LMFT, RPT-S

Training Hours:

  • Total: 5 contact CE
  • Play Therapy Special Topics: 5 hrs
APT Approved Provider #16-457


Tanager Place Estle Center LL Training Room

1030 5th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA

Workshop Description

This workshop is designed for play therapists of all skill level and within all settings. We will explore the different layers of transference and counter transference that are specific to working with children in play therapy. Participants will learn specific types of countertransference they may experience in the context of play therapy and what roles they may unconsciously play in response to countertransference in play therapy. We will also discuss ways to utilize play therapy supervision to address transference and countertransference which occurs in play therapy sessions.

Workshop Objectives

  1. Participants will identify the definitions of transference and counter transference and describe experiences of these during play therapy.
  2. Participants will be able to describe the types of countertransference in play therapy and their own individual triggers to these.
  3. Participants will be able to describe the different unconscious roles a play therapist may play in a therapeutic relationship in response to transference or countertransference in play therapy.
  4. Participants will be able to demonstrate individual awareness of body sensations, emotions, and actions that indicate presence of transference and countertransference during play therapy sessions.
  5. Participants will identify how they can effectively utilize play therapy supervision to address transference and countertransference in play therapy

Workshop Schedule

9:00-12:00: Course Instruction
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00-3:00: Course Instruction


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Play Therapy: Recognizing & Managing Transference
$ 125.00
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Payment & Cancellation Policy

Payment is due at the time of registration. Cancellations made at least 30 days before date of course will receive a full refund of registration cost. Cancellations made less than 30 days before date of course may transfer their registration fees to an alternative course or request for a partial refund. In the event a registered participant does not cancel and does not attend (no-show), the registration fees will not be eligible for refund or transfer. *All refunds and transfers are at the discretion of Meraki Institute of Learning and Tanager Place

Jennie Null LMFT, RPT-S
Jennie Null LMFT, RPT-S

Jennie serves as the Learning and Development Manager for the Meraki Institute of Learning at Tanager Place in addition to providing therapeutic services to youth, families and adults. Jennie is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  and Registered Play Therapy Supervisor. She has advanced trainings in Family Therapy, Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and reprocessing(EMDR), impact and treatment of trauma, Clinical Supervision, Restorative Practices, and Leadership. Jennie is an experienced trainer providing expertise in the areas of trauma, resilience, well-being, leadership, clinical supervision, and clinical practice with children, families and adults.