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Fri, Jun 18


Zoom Webinar

Culturally Competent Play Therapy for Grief & Loss

Supporting children, teens and adults through grief & loss can be difficulty to navigate. Learn how to help through play, art and sandtray therapy techniques.

Culturally Competent Play Therapy for Grief & Loss
Culturally Competent Play Therapy for Grief & Loss

Time & Location

Jun 18, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Zoom Webinar

About The Event

Presented by Marla Berger, LMHC, ATR, RPT-S, Eagala Advanced Certified

About this Event

Grief and loss are ever present - yet we often are not taught how to help children, teens and adults. Cultural norms, counter-transference and societal pressures combine to make talking about death, divorce and loss difficult. Models of grief and loss, talking with bereaved children and teens, as well as typical versus atypical grief reactions will be processed. This webinar will serve as a guide for therapists to infuse their practice with art, play and sandtray activities that will support bereaved and grieving individuals. Therapists will be able to incorporate learned skills into their clinical approach and techniques into in person and online telehealth services. Ethical considerations, diversity and limitations will also be explored.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe at least two art, play and sandtray activities to incorporate into grief and loss services.
  2. Identify cultural considerations with play and art therapy techniques unique to bereavement.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of Task-based grief models and how they can be incorporated into play therapy services.

Limited to 40 participants. Your spot will not be guaranteed without completion of registration with payment.

VIRTUAL: This  will be a  virtual meeting. Participants must be visible (video on) throughout the  presentation and will be awarded CONTACT CE upon successful completion  of a post test. You must be visible (camera on) throughout the  presentation. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 2 CONTACT CE Hours & Florida  LMHC, LMFT & LCSW CEU's.

APT Approved Provider #20-618  & Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy  and Mental Health Counseling BAP#50-20533

Play therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals


2:00-3:45pm EST Training

3:45-4:00pm EST Brainstorming

Cancellation Policy: All  cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than June 2nd to receive a 100% refund. Requests made after will receive 50% refund or transfer to a later workshop. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be  requested.

About our presenter: Marla Berger, LMHC, ATR, RPT-S, Eagala Advanced Certified

​Marla is a Licensed Mental  Health Counselor, Registered Art Therapist, Registered Play Therapist -  Supervisor, EMDR Trained, PATH Int'l Certified Therapeutic Riding  Instructor, Qualified Supervisor, Natural Lifemanship Certification  Student and an Eagala Advanced Certified Professional. In other words,  she loves experiential therapies! Marla founded Berger Counseling  Services in 2009 and has presented locally and nationally on experiential services, trauma and bereavement.

Berger Counseling Services

Parkland, FL 33067



  • Registration

    Registration includes APT CE & Florida LMHC, LMFT & LCSW CEU's to participants eligible to receive.




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