Programs

Play Therapy and Childhood Trauma Training

Experiential training programs to help you better serve children and families in need. Read below for more information about our upcoming programs.

  • 2017-2018 Calendar
  • Program Information
  • Faculty
  • Additional Registration Information
  • Payment Information

COST OF ALL WORKSHOPS IS $150/DAY (PROGRAMS ARE ONE, TWO, OR THREE DAYS)

Please check below for information related to Continuing Education for specific programs.

March 2-3, 2018: Play Therapy 101: Basic Principles and Theories of Play Therapy

Instructor Andrea McLeod, LCSW, RPT-S
Level Beginning
CE clock hours 12
Costs $300.00 for two days

March 10, 2018: Technological Advances, Considerations, and Ethics in Play Therapy

Instructor Rachel A. Altvater, Psy.D., LCPC, RPT
Level Intermediate
CE clock hours 6
Costs $150.00 (Class Full)

March 17, 2018: The Use of Play Therapy for Assessing and Treating LBGT Children and their Families

Instructor Quinn Smelser, LPC, RPT
Level Beginning
CE clock hours 6
Costs $150.00

March 18-20, 2018: Integrating Sand Therapy within a Play Therapy Practice: Theory & Application

Instructor Eliana Gil, Ph.D., RPT-S
Level Beginning/Intermediary
CE clock hours 18
Costs $450 for three days (Class Full)

April 13-14, 2018: Advanced Clinical Consultation of Sand Therapy Integrated with Play Therapy

Instructor Eliana Gil, Ph.D., RPT-S and Dee Preston Dillon, Ph.D.
Level Intermediate/Advanced
CE clock hours 12
Costs $420 (Class Full)

April 21-22, 2018: Integrating Mind-Body Skills into Your Life and Your Therapy Practice: A Skills-Based Training for Mental Health Professionals

Instructor Robin Carnes, CYT
Level  
CE clock hours 12
Costs $300 for two days ($150/day)

May 4-5, 2018: Play Therapy in the School Setting

Instructor Andrea McLeod, LCSW., RPT-S
Level Beginning/Intermediary
CE clock hours 12
Costs $300 for two days ($150/day)

May 11-12, 2018: Trauma-Focused Integrated Play Therapy

Instructor MyriamGoldin, LCSW
Level Intermediate
CE clock hours 12
Costs $300 for two days ($150/day)

May 25-26, 2018: The Neurobiology of Trauma and the Use of Play Therapy for Assessment and Treatment

Instructor Jennifer Shaw, Psy.D.
Level Intermediate
CE clock hours 12
Costs $300 for two days ($150/day)

June 1-2, 2018: Play Therapy for Relational Treatment of Children on the Autism Spectrum

Instructor Jodi Cobb, Ph.D., LMFT
Level Intermediate
CE clock hours 12
Costs $300 for two days ($150/day)

Dr. Eliana Gil is part of a training team that provides relevant, practical, and integrated trainings on a variety of topics related to play therapy and childhood trauma. Invited Faculty will provide specialized trainings on a variety of topics.

Special features of Starbright programs include:

  • Limited group size
  • Experiential participation
  • Clinical case presentations
  • Clinical skill building

For details and additional information regarding transportation, lodging, continuing education credits, cancellation policy and work scholarships click on Additional Registration Information tab.

Example of Daily Schedule: Six full hours per day

8:45 9:00 Arrival and coffee
9:00 10:30 Program
10:30 10:45 Break
10:45 12:15 Program
12:15 1:00 Lunch (On your own; brown bag encouraged)
1:00 2:30 Program
2:30 2:45 Break
2:45 5:00 Program

Eliana Gil, Ph.D., RPT-S, ATR

Director of the Starbright Training Institute, and Founding Partner and Psychotherapist, Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education

Jennifer Shaw, Psy.D. Founding Partner and Psychotherapist, Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education

Myriam Goldin, RPT-S Founding Partner and Psychotherapist, Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education

Jodi Cobb, Ph.D., LMFT, Psychotherapist, Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery & Education

Andrea Driggs McLeod, LCSW, RPT-S is a Certified Child Centered Play Therapist and has extgensive experience working with children with histories of trauma.

Malvolia Gregory, MFT, Intake Coordinator and Psychotherapist with Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education.

VISITING FACULTY:

To be announced.

Transportation:

There are two major airports in the Northern Virginia area:Ronald Reagan National Airport and Dulles Airport. Ronald Reagan is approximately 30 minutes from the host site and Dulles airport is about the same distance. All trainings will be held in the Vienna, Virginia area.

Lodging:

We are happy to refer our workshop participants to the Homewood Suites by Hilton, located about 5 minutes from our offices.  We have worked out some good rates with this hotel and Dr. Gil personally visited it and found it to be clean, comfortable, pleasant, and very well situated from our offices.  They have extra amenities, including transportation to and from Starbright and the Metro; a full breakfast by an Ecuadorian chef; walking distance from the Silver Diner (now using a very healthy and natural menu), and across the way from some other nice restaurants.  There is a swimming pool and a nice dining area and courtyard.  The rooms are all suites with a kitchen area (my personal favorite when I'm on the road).  The rates for our partiticipants attending Thurs eve through Sunday is $209 per night on Thursdays (heavy volume night) but $109 for Friday and Saturday.  These are competitive rates for the area.  Please mention Starbright when you call for reservations and if you have questions, please contact Bob Duffey.

HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON   8130 Porter Road, Falls Church, VA

703.560.6644  * will provide shuttle to Starbright Institute, as well as Dunn Loring Metro Station *

Continuing Education Credits:

Starbright Training Institute currently provides CE credits for play therapy.  Starbright Training Institute has been approved by the Association of Play Therapy to provide continuing education credits in play therapy.  Starbright Training Institute is an Approved Provider with APT (APT#96-029) and maintains full responsibility for the program.

Other CE Credits:  Contiuning Education Credits for many of our programs will be awarded by the Commonwealth Educational Seminars (Continuing Education clock hours) for some of the following professions listed below.  Please see course descriptions of each workshop to confirm if they are approved for the individual program and which professions are eligible to received CE credits for each specific training.

commonwealthSeminars@gmail.com
info@CommonwealthSeminars.com

Continuing Education credits may be awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (Continuing Education clock hours) for the following professions.

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (Continuing Education clock hours) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. Continuing Education clock hours maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers: Continuing Education clock hours, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Continuing Education clock hours maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB approval period: 10/15/15 through 10/15/18. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Marriage and Family Therapists: Continuing education credit for Marriage & Family Therapists is awarded in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA,WI and WY. Continuing Education clock hoursmaintains responsibility for this program.

Licensed Professional Counselors: Continuing Education clock hours is entitled to grant continuing education credit to LPCs in the following states:AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. Continuing Education clock hours maintains responsibility for this program.
Who Should Attend: These training events are appropriate for mental health professionals who work with children, adolescents, and their families.

Skill Level: Due to the interdisciplinary audience these events attract, attendees are urged to review the training description to determine appropriateness for personal and professional goals. Content is appropriate for professionals with skills of beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be made only if requested in writing. A 75% refund will be provided for registrants who send a cancellation notice postmarked no later than two weeks prior to the Intensive.  There is a $50 cancellation fee if no previous notice is provided.

ADA/Section 504 Policy: If you have special needs, please contact Dr. Gil at 202-257-2783 at least two weeks prior to the scheduled event.

Work Scholarships:
A limited number of "work scholarships" and partial-discount "hardship scholarships" are available upon written request. Please write a letter stating why you qualify for these scholarships to eliana gil, emgil@earthlink.net

COST OF ALL WORKSHOPS IS $150/DAY (PROGRAMS ARE ONE, TWO, OR THREE DAYS)

METHODS OF PAYMENT

Credit Card

  • Call in your credit card information to our secure phone: 202-257-2783
  • We currently accept Visa, MC, and Am Express.
  • Complete the credit card information requested on the Registration Form, in addition to your registration information and selections, then click "Submit" to send all information via email.
  • You will receive a "Confirmation" page when your information has been successfully submitted.

Check

  • You may mail a check, along with a copy of your completed Registration Form, to:
  • Eliana Gil, Ph.D. 8626 Lee Highway, Suite 200,Fairfax, VA 22031
  • Please make checks payable to:  Starbright Training Institute

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If you have questions or if you require any additional information, please call us at(202) 257-2783