The NW Center for Play Therapy Studies is pleased sponsor its annual Fall Play Therapy Conference on November 14, 2014. For further information or a conference brochure, contact us at 503-554-6104, or send an email to

Annual Fall Play Therapy Conference

November 14, 2014


Family Play Therapy: Incorporating Expressive Interventions


Linda Homeyer, Ph.D., LPCS, RPT-S


Friday, November 14, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Linda Homeyer

Family Play Therapy: Incorporating Expressive Interventions

The importance of including family members in the play therapy process should be a given for play therapists. Many of the challenges in working with families in therapy do not respond to traditional verbal interventions. Incorporating expressive and projective interventions can be important factors in good prognosis, treatment, and outcome. Family play therapy experiences enhance the therapeutic process, and educate both the play therapist and family. They can also be significant sources of assessment information and effective for addressing family issues for the play therapist. Dr. Homeyer will discuss a research-based family play session in the assessment of parent-child dynamics. Additionally, she will discuss other formats of play, art, and sand tray techniques with several case examples. Also – don’t forget the fun factor! Come ready to play, and learn.

Linda Homeyer, Ph.D., LPCS, RPT-S

            Dr. Homeyer is a Professor in the Professional Counseling Program and served as chair of the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology, 2010-2014. It was her work as an investigator of child abuse that led to her interest in counseling children. An advocate for children and play therapy, she served several years on the Texas Association for Play Therapy Board of Directors and served two terms as President of the Association for Play Therapy Board of Directors. Dr. Homeyer is the 2013 recipient of APT’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

            Dr. Homeyer teaches internationally, including India, Malaysia, South Africa, Australia, Mexico, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, and Taiwan. She is a frequent conference presenter & speaker throughout the United States as well. Dr. Homeyer co-authored Sandtray: A Practical Manual; The Handbook of Group Play Therapy; Play Therapy Interventions with Children's Problems; and The World of Play Therapy Literature, as well as many book chapters and journal articles. Her work has been translated into Chinese, Russian, Korean, and Spanish.

The NW Center for Play Therapy Studies and George Fox University will offer 6.0 contact hours of Continuing Education (CE) for each workshop day. The following approvals are available:
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Association for Play Therapy (APT [provider #03-124])
California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

The fee is $145 per day for each workshop, with a student discount rate of $109 per day. A full brochure is available here, and You may mail a check or purchase order with your registration, or register on-line with a Visa or MasterCard. Attendance is limited, so early registration is recommended. Conference accommodation information.

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