Oakland, California

Two Day Workshop: Saturday & Sunday March 24-25, 2018 – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Limited to 6 participants
Presenter: Karen E Pernet LCSW, RPT-S
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About the Workshop

This friendly and welcoming small group training is for therapists, counselors, social workers and others who work with children ages 3 to 12 and who are interested in learning Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), a core skill for helping children who are experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties.  This humanistic therapy is based on the premise that play is the language of children, that growth and healing develop from fully and completely accepting the child exactly as she or he is and that safety and structure are essential ingredients. The workshop is limited to 6 participants.

On Day 1, the focus will be on theory & practice.  The essential CCPT skills, structuring, empathic listening, imaginary play and limit setting, will be taught through the use of videos, roleplays and  individualized, supportive feedback.

On Day 2, the focus will be on understanding themes, recognizing stages of therapy & tracking progress. Difficult types of play, such as trauma play, will be examined. Involving parents will be covered. Lecture, videos and roleplays will be used. Participants are encouraged to bring case material.

Saturday & Sunday March 24 & 25, 2018 – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
3725 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602


  • Regular Registration Fee: $325 (after 2/24/18)

  • Early Bird Registration Fee: $300 (paid by 2/24/18)
  • 12 CEs @$25 from SICGT
    Approved by Association for Play Therapy (APT 09-241) NO FEE for APT credits.

To Register
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Cancellation Policy
Full refund if canceled 20 days in advance minus $50 administrative fee; after that date there will be no refund unless space is filled from the waiting list.

Continuing Education
All trainings provide CEs for mental health professionals. Training are co-sponsored by Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy and approved by the American Psychological Association for psychologists, LCSWs, MFTs, LPCs. APA is approved by
California Board of Behavioral Science to provide CEs. There is an additional $25 fee for CEs.

Provider for Association for Play Therapy-APT approved provider 09-241. There is no extra charge for APT CEs

This workshop and presenter have no conflict of interest in presenting this workshop, nor is there any commercial support.

Karen Pernet, LSCW,RPT-S #23635
Karen Pernet has been in practice for over 25 years & is a national CCPT & Filial Therapy trainer. She was awarded the 2009 Outstanding Contribution to FT Practice & Training Award. Her trainings have been described as lively, encouraging, responsive to individual needs, informative, interactive & fun.