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APT Approved Provider #17-519

Immersive VR and Play Therapy Training Series

10 Weeks Total!

Next Cohort: Sundays, 12:00 MDT

July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28,

September 4, 11

1.5 hours each week

15 APT CEs offered

 

Experience and learn virtual reality apps that can be used in your practice!

Ten experiential trainings (15 hours total!) are offered in this exciting Immersive VR and Play Therapy series!

This webinar series will instruct and demonstrate how to utilize virtual reality appropriately within Play Therapy sessions. Each week will address with specific clinical topics. Resources, discussion, and hands-on experiences will give you a well-rounded approach to these topics.  Based on the fundamentals of the Therapeutic Powers of Play (Schaefer & Drewes), Prescriptive Play Therapy (Schaefer), and Digital Play Therapy (Stone), this course will inform the Play Therapist for appropriate clinical use of virtual reality in Digital Play Therapy(TM).

Instructional Level: Introductory and limited to 10 people (minimum of 5 required).

Required: Participants are required to have a virtual reality headset for use during the course and some software programs will be required to purchase. The Oculus Quest 2 is the most commonly used.

The bundle includes the 10 courses, 1.5 hours each for 15 hours total: $400.

15 Association for Play Therapy Continuing Education credit certificate - $20

Continuing Education: This workshop meets the qualifications for 15 hours total of contact continuing education credit hours for the Association for Play Therapy. Jessica Stone, Ph.D. is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy (APT Approved Provider #17-519).

Jessica Stone, Ph.D. maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. NO CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE of any particular class (i.e., you must attend the full class on any given date. If you leave early, for example, you will not receive credit). 

Who Should Attend: Social Workers, Marriage, Family & Child Therapists, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, School Counselors, Psychologists, Students, and Interns.

Presenter: Jessica Stone, Ph.D., RPT-S, is a licensed psychologist working in a private practice setting in Colorado. She has been a practitioner, professor, presenter, mentor, and author for more than 25 years.  She is the co-creator of the Virtual Sandtray App for iPad (VSA) and the Virtual Sandtray for Virtual Reality (VSA-VR).  Dr. Stone has numerous publications to date including Integrating Technology into Modern Therapies, Game Play, Play Therapy Theory and Perspectives, and Digital Play Therapy in addition to numerous chapters in a variety of books.  

Cancellations & Refunds: Requests for refunds must be made in writing by e-mail to jessicastonephd@gmail.com. Requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the training to receive a refund. There is a $50.00 administrative fee for refunds. There are no refunds for cancellations after the beginning of the first course in the series for the bundle, or one week prior to the date for a la carte. There are no price breaks for partial attendance.

Disclaimer:  Jessica Stone, Ph.D. reserves the right to make changes to the conference schedule, speakers and presentation, if this becomes necessary.

If you have a disability and need accommodations per ADA/504, please provide notification 2 weeks prior to the workshop date.

Experience and learn virtual reality apps that can be used in your practice!

More information for the individual training can be found by clicking on each individual training link below

Trainings will be conducted every week, except where noted.

No refunds or cancellations after one week prior to the training for individual purchases. For bundles, no refunds will be offered after one week prior to the first date in the bundle.

Space is limited to 10 people to ensure a cohesive, in-depth experience.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

1. discuss the use of immersive clinical virtual reality play therapy in terms of the Therapeutic Powers of Play, Digital Play Therapy, and Prescriptive Play Therapy.

2. identify materials needed to utilize virtual reality in both in-person and telemental health play therapy.

3. identify how to vet hardware and software for clinical use in both in-person and telemental health play therapy.

4. apply play therapy interventions with children, families and groups. 

5. identify therapeutic components of immersive clinical virtual reality for both in-person and telemental health play therapy sessions.

Training Topics and Links: (click on each topic for more information)

  1. Getting Acclimated
  2. Relaxation/Meditation
  3. Nurturing and Social Skills
  4. Mastery
  5. Movement, Eye Hand Coordination, and Attention Skills
  6. Social, Multiplayer Environment
  7. Storytelling and Music
  8. Multi-sequential tasks
  9. Travel, Adventure, and Memories Through Reminiscing
  10. Art Creation

Coming Soon
Start time: TBD

Once I finish a current writing project I will post new dates!

 

Intermediate course for those who have completed the initial 10 sessions above!

Geared for therapists who have already completed the 10 session series above, this course will bring us all to the next level. From meeting in VR worlds, to additional topics, this course will advance your journey through the use of therapeutic MHVR.

Dates, topics, and more information coming soon!

No refunds or cancellations one week prior to the training.

Additional Upcoming Trainings by Dr. Stone

2022 Training Offerings

May 12-13, 2022, PESI Play Therapy Summit

May 19-22, 2022, American Radium Society Conference

June 8, 2022, Didi Hirsch, Los Angeles

June 17-23, 2022, Banbury, UK

August 12, 2022, Revelation of Hope

Developing - I need to finish a current book and then I'll give dates for all the following!

VSA Level 2

VSA Level 3

On Demand Digital Play Therapy

Intermediate Immersive Virtual Reality in Play Therapy

Advanced Immersive Virtual Reality in Play Therapy

Ongoing:

Immersive Virtual Reality in Play Therapy, information above

Virtual Sandtray® © Training, Level 1 (Basic Use)

Virtual Sandtray® © Training, Level 1 (Basic Use)

In this presentation, participants will learn the fundamental features of using the Virtual Sandtray App. Two opportunities are available:  1) access to two videos to watch on your own time, or 2) to meet in a Zoom meeting for an hour, see the features of the VSA, and have opportunities to ask questions.  Upon registration an email will be sent reflecting these options.

FREE, No CEs offered.

Please email jessicastonephd@gmail.com to arrange a particular date.

Virtual Sandtray® © Training, Level 2 (Intermediate)

Virtual Sandtray® © Training, Level 2 (Intermediate)

This course is for the play therapist who would like to learn intermediate use, features, and the identification of therapeutic components of the program.

*Pre-requisites: Must have knowledge of the use of the basic features; must own the VSA to
participate in the experiential exercises

$20, 1 hour, 1 APT contact CE* offered.

This course will be offered most Thursdays at 12:30 pm (MST) excluding any holidays**

**Must have at least 5 participants to occur

*Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 1 CONTACT CE Hour
Jessica Stone, Ph.D. is an Approved Provider for the Association for Play Therapy (APT) - Approved Provider #17-519
Live Webinar via Zoom Meeting room.

Virtual Sandtray® © Training, Level 3 (Advanced)

Virtual Sandtray® © Training, Level 3 (Advanced)

This course is for the play therapist who has the Virtual Sandtray App and would like to learn advanced use, features, and the identification of therapeutic components of the program.

Adapting other therapeutic techniques to include the VSA will be discussed. A brief case consultation will also be included (as a group).

*Pre-requisites: Must have knowledge of the use of the basic features; must own the VSA to
participate in the experiential exercises

$40, 2 hours, 2 APT contact CE* offered.

This course will be offered the third Saturday of each month at 10:00 am (MST)**

**Must have at least 5 participants to occur

*Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 1 CONTACT CE Hour
Jessica Stone, Ph.D. is an Approved Provider for the Association for Play Therapy (APT) - Approved Provider #17-519
Live Webinar via Zoom Meeting room.

“I love how Dr. Stone's course's made Digital Play Therapy so engaging, fun & easy to understand and implement into my play therapy practice.”

Rose LaPiere, LPC, RPT-S, ACS