From Go Fish to Cribbage, card games have fostered connection across generations for decades. Cards are affordable, portable, and interpersonal-making them an accessible therapeutic intervention. This training is geared towards professionals in agency, private practice, and school settings who work with clients of any age. Participants will learn the rationale, theory, and research behind using card games in play therapy to address contemporary mental health concerns and foster resilience, including how card games specifically facilitate the following therapeutic powers of play: Stress inoculation, stress management, therapeutic relationship, creative problem solving, self-regulation, and self-esteem.
• 1 Hour: Play Therapy Seminal or Historically Significant Theories (Adlerian & Child-Centered)
• 7 Hours: Play Therapy Skills and Methods (in Humanistic, Adlerian, and Child-Centered)
• 1 Hour: Play Therapy Special Topics: (Pandemic & Intergenerational)
Participants will learn the rationale, theory, and research behind using card games in play therapy to address contemporary mental health concerns and foster resilience, including how card games specifically facilitate the following therapeutic powers of play:
• Stress inoculation
• Stress management
• Therapeutic relationship
• Creative problem solving
About the Speaker
Crystal Amundson, MS, LCPC, RPT-S, CDWF
Crystal is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified Daring Way Facilitator who earned her Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology at Eastern Washington University. She deeply believes in the power of connection, play, and vulnerability. She pulls from Developmental, Attachment, and Shame Resilience Theory to inform both her treatment and teaching. Dually credentialed in play therapy and The Daring WayTM (based upon the research of Dr. Dr. Brené Brown) with extensive training in Brainspotting, Crystal equips clients and clinicians to live courageously and whole-heartedly.
Over the last 18 years, she has worked with people across the spectrum of care, from outpatient, to residential, to acute inpatient. Crystal has extensive experience in the areas of early childhood, trauma, spirituality, and attachment.
In addition to her private practice, Crystal serves as the Clinical Director of Family Support Network, an Intermountain service in Yellowstone County.
Crystal grew up in Montana & lives in Billings with her partner and children.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
Conference Cancellation and Refund Policy will be as follows:
- Conference registration canceled via phone or email or before July 31, 2022, is refundable but subject to a $50 administrative fee.
- Registrants canceling on or after August 1, 2022, will not receive a refund. The refund and cancellation policy will not be waived. Registration fees may be transferred to another individual.
- In the event that ChildWise must cancel the conference due to unforeseen circumstances*, ChildWise will refund the cost of registration.
*Unforeseen circumstances is used to describe an event that is unexpected and prevents ChildWise from continuing with the training. Examples of such circumstances can include but are not limited to, inclement weather or other natural disasters, site unavailability for a reason beyond our control, shelter-in-place orders, and presenter absence.
Up to 9 OPI/CEUs available
*Please Note: Association for Play Therapy (APT) – 9 Contact CEs – APT CE certificates will only be issued to those who registered for APT CE credits. Play therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.
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