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Upcoming CW Events

Nurturing Parenting Training

Sponsoring Agency/Organization:  Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies
Description of Training:  This training will focus on integrating the philosophy, skills and strategies of being a nurturing parent. This training will use the established lessons of the Nurturing Parenting to design home and group based parenting programs. A practical approach to performing home and group based Nurturing Programs that incorporate weekly facilitating weekly sessions, how to use program assessment tools, videos, program materials, child and parent program activities, home practice assignments, personal growth lessons, activities for empowering parents, alternatives to corporal punishment, building self-esteem, self-concept and empathy and bonding in parents and children.
Date/Time:     2/24/15 9:am –2/26/15 4:30pm
Last Date to Register: 2/20/15
Presenter: Ana Romero
Location:6301 NW 5th Way, Suite 3400, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Cost:  $250
Contact: Ana Romero Phone: (954)765-0550 Email:


Addressing the Ethical Considerations of Touch in Child/Adolescent Psychotherapy and Play Therapy

Presented by: Janet A. Courtney, Ph.D., LCSW, RPT-S

Author of The Magic Rainbow Hug; Founder of FirstPlayTM Therapy;; 561-267-0625
This workshop will explore the ethical considerations of touch in child psychotherapy and play therapy including a historical look at touch, research, cultural considerations, and implications regarding touch in therapy sessions. The different types of touch in the playroom will be reviewed as well as recommended guidelines regarding ethical dilemmas and boundary setting. Through experiential activities participants will have an opportunity to expand personal awareness and biases regarding touch. Participants will be introduced to how respectful touched-based therapies can be ethically implemented in practice, as exampled through a new Developmental Play Therapy approach, FirstPlayTM Therapy.

Co-Sponsored by Barry University School of Social Work

When: Thursday, February 26, 2015 (8:45-12:00—Registration 8:30 a.m.)
Location: Barry University School of Social Work
                9123 No. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 (2nd Floor)
Early Bird Fees; Due Feb. 18th: Barry Alumni & Student Fee: $35.00; All Others $45.00 After Feb. 16th: Barry Alumni & Student Door Rate: $45.00; All Others: $65.00
Questions? Email or Call: Dr. Courtney at: or 561-267-0625


“Play Therapy: Effectively Diagnose and Assess through Play Seminar”.

February 27, 2015 from 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Hilton Miami Airport at 5101 Blue Lagoon Dr., Miami, FL 33126. 
One can register online at and print out a registration form to email or fax or simply call the 1-800 number listed on the site.  PESI offers a 50% discount to students.  The non-discounted cost is between $189.99-199.99.


Working with Immigrant Youth and Third Culture Kids

Sponsoring Agency/Organization: Children's Services Council of Broward County
This training focuses on the special challenges that children of immigrants face within their homes, schools and communities. Participants will learn that these youths are often objected to racial and ethnic discrimination as they seek to establish their cultural identity, which may be different than their parents. Participants of this course will become familiar with these issues and will be introduced to strategies for helping youth and their families to overcome these challenges.
3/4/20159:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Last Date to Register   2/18/2015
Presenter : Gail Price-Wise 
Location :
 6600 West Commercial Blvd
Lauderhill, FL 33319
Cost $10
Contact:  Roxanne Smith   Phone: 954-377-1139 Email:


Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children and Adolescents Seminar

When: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Single Registration


Advance Price


2+ Group Rate: per person

Seminar Location

MIAMI, FL 33126
Register at:


Florida Association for Play Therapy Pre-Conference Workshops

Thursday, March 19, 2015
“Trauma Informed Play Therapy”
presented by

Roxanne Grobbel, JD, LCSW,
Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor
9:00am - 12:00pm

Trauma is often the underlying factor in the social, emotional and behavioral problems of children.  Trauma informed care is imperative for children.  This workshop is designed to provide a functional understanding of trauma and its pervasive, long-term impact on young children. A trauma informed approach will change how you work with children, your view children and how you see the play.  It will increase professionals’ understanding of the effect of trauma on the developing brain of young children and its impact on all areas of development and social emotional wellness. How trauma is revealed through play and play therapy interventions that address trauma will be discussed. Video and case studies will be used to explore trauma and children. Learning Objectives: 1-Understand trauma and its impact on children’s social emotional wellness 2-Understand the effect of trauma on all areas of child development and brain structure 3- Recognize how trauma is manifested in behavior and play of young children 4- Understand how play therapy techniques address trauma symptoms 


"Bringing Play into Supervision" 

presented by 
Lawrence C. Rubin, PhD., LMHC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor
3:00pm - 6:00pm
This 3-hour, small-group experience will draw upon the play therapist’s own caseload for guidance from an eclectic perspective as well as one that also strengthens the therapist’s ability to manage transference and countertransference issues in the playroom.  Learning Objectives: 1- Understand supervisory caseload from an eclectic perspective 2- Recognize transference issues in the playroom 3-Recognize countertransference issues in the playroom.
Contact: Norma Bonet 
Florida Association For Play Therapy 


Suicide and Self-Destructive Behaviors

When:  Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 8:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Cost:  $199 Single Registration; $149 Single Advanced Registration


The 22nd Annual National Foster Care Conference

"Footsteps to the Future"
 May 20-22, 2015
Orlando, FL
 **14 CEU's Available**
Conference details at:

Content Last Updated on: February 23, 2015