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.

  • 2020 Calendar
  • Past Workshops
  • Program Info
  • Faculty
  • Additional Registration Info
  • Payment Info
  • CE Information

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

January 24-26, 2020: Introduction to Play Therapy: Theory and Application.

InstructorRachel Altvater, Psy.D., RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours18
Costs$540
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

February 29, 2020: Reflective Practice for Play Therapists.

InstructorKimberly Cosgrove, Carole Norris-Shortle, and Susan Taylor
Contact Clock Hours6
Costs$180
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

March 7-8, 2020: Foundations of Play Therapy. Seminal Theories and Applications.

InstructorAndrea McLeod, LCSW, RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours12
Costs$360
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

March 27, 2020: Ethics-Ethical Considerations in Play Therapy and Clinical Treatment

InstructorTeri Krull, LCSW, RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours6
Costs$180
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

March 29-31, 2020: Sand Therapy Integrated with Play Therapy: Theory and Application.

InstructorDr. Eliana Gil, Ph. D., RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours18
Costs$600
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

April 24-25, 2020: Decreasing Childhood Anxiety with Play Therapy and CBT.

InstructorAndrea McLeod, LCSW, RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours12
Costs$360
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

Virtual Summer Intensive Program

Earn APT Contact Clock Hours Online from June to August 2020

May 24-26, 2020: Sand Therapy Integrated with Play Therapy: Theory and Application. Webinar ​This Training Session will take place online with Dr. Gil.

InstructorDr. Eliana Gil, Ph. D., RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours18
Costs$600
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

June 19, 2020: Virtual Post Traumatic Play

InstructorDr. Eliana Gil
Contact Clock Hours5-1/2
Costs$180
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

June 26, 2020: Virtual Modern Play Therapy Practice for COVID-19 and Beyond

InstructorDr. Rachel Altvater
Contact Clock Hours3 (12:00noon - 3:00pm)
Costs$90
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

July 10, 2020: Child Centered Play Therapy

InstructorAndrea McLeod, LCSW, RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours5
Costs$180
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

July 24, 2020: Virtual Assessment and Intake of Sexual behavior problems

InstructorDr. Eliana Gil
Contact Clock Hours5
Costs$180
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

July 22-29 & August 5, 2020: VIRTUAL Attachment-Centered Family Therapy Techniques for Healing Attachment Trauma

InstructorDafna Lender, LCSW
Contact Clock Hours12
Costs$400, CE's $35.00
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

July 29-31, 2020: Virtual Play Therapy 101

InstructorQuinn K. Smelser, PhD, NCC, LPC, RPT
Contact Clock Hours18
Costs$540
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

August 14, 2020: Decreasing Childhood Anxiety with Play Therapy and CBT Virtual Training

InstructorAndrea McLeod, LCSW, RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours5
Costs$180, CE's $35.00
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

August 14 & 28, 2020 : VIRTUAL ADVANCED SAND THERAPY WORKSHOP

InstructorEliana Gil, Ph.D., RPT-S and Dee Preston Dillon, PH.D
Contact Clock Hours12
CostsOne day: $180.00, both days $350, CE's $35.00
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

August 21, 2020: Virtual Supervision Issues in Play Therapy

InstructorQuinn K. Smelser, PhD, NCC, LPC, RPT
Contact Clock Hours6
Costs$180, CE's $35.00
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

August 29, 2020: Virtual Treatment of Sexual Behavior Problems

InstructorDr. Jennifer Shaw, Ph.D.
Contact Clock Hours5
Costs$180, CE's $35.00
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

Fall 2020 Program: Workshops will only be offered virtually.

September 26, 2020: Assessment of Sexual Behavior Problems.

InstructorDr. Jennifer Shaw, Ph.D.
Contact Clock Hours5
Costs$180, CE's $35.00
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for (5 hrs) CONTACT CE Hours.

October 2, 2020: Play Therapy with Children of Divorce: Helping Children Cope with Warring Parents

InstructorHeather Bryan, LPC, RPT
Contact Clock Hours6
Costs$180, CE's $35.00
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for (6 hrs) CONTACT CE Hours.

October 10, 2020: Treatment of Sexual Behavior Problems

InstructorDr. Jennifer Shaw, Ph.D.
Contact Clock Hours5 1/2
Costs$180, CE's $35.00
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for (5 1/2 hrs) CONTACT CE Hours.

October 16, 2020: How to Help Child Survivors of a Loved Ones’ Suicide through Play Therapy

InstructorTeri Krull, LCSW, RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours5
Costs$180, CE's $35.00
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for (5 hrs) CONTACT CE Hours.

November 7, 2020: Trauma-Focused Integrated Play Therapy.

InstructorMyriam Goldin, LCSW, RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours6
Costs$180, CE's $35.00
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for (6 hrs) CONTACT CE Hours.

October 31-November 2, 2020: Sand Therapy Integrated with Play Therapy: Theory and Application.

Instructor
Dr. Eliana Gil, Ph. D., RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours18
Costs$600, CE's $35.00
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for (18 hrs) CONTACT CE Hours.

Virtual Attachment-Based Family Therapy Consultation Group

InstructorDafna Lender, LCSW
DatesPlease see Full Description. Various options apply
CostsPlease see Full Description. Payments will be processed through: www.paypal.me/ DafnaLender

June 23, 24 & 25, 2019 Sand Therapy Integrated with Play Therapy: Theory and Application

InstructorEliana Gil, Ph.D., RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours18
Costs$540

June 27, 2019 Supervision Issues in Play Therapy

InstructorEliana Gil, Ph.D., RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours6
Costs$180

July 26-28, 2019: Introduction to Play Therapy: Theory and Application.

InstructorRachel Altvater, Psy.D., RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours18
Costs$540

August 25-26, 2019: Assessment of Sexual Behavior Problems.

Instructor Dr. Jennifer Shaw
Contact Clock Hours12
Costs$360

September 6-7, 2019: Treatment of Sexual Behavior Problems.

InstructorDr. Jennifer Shaw
Contact Clock Hours12
Costs$360
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

September 20: Introduction to Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and it’s Compatibility with Expressive Therapies.

InstructorClaudia Camargo, LCSW
Contact Clock Hours6
Costs$180
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

September 22 - 25, 2019: Level One Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy: Healing Relational trauma using an attachment focused intervention.

No APT credits, only CEs clock hours

InstructorDafna Lender, LCSW
Contact Clock Hours28
Costs$800
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

September 27-28, 2019: Play Therapy 101: Basic Principles, Theories, and Application.

InstructorAndrea McLeod, LCSW, RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours12
Costs$360
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

October 11-12, 2019: Neurobiology & Play Therapy.

InstructorDr. Jennifer Shaw
Contact Clock Hours12
Costs$360
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

October 18-19, 2019: Decreasing Childhood Anxiety with Play Therapy and CBT.

Instructor Andrea McLeod, LCSW, RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours12
Costs$360.00
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

October 25, 2019: Extended Play Based Developmental Assessment.

InstructorMyriam Goldin, LCSW, RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours6
Costs$180
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

November 1, 2019: Play Therapy with Children of Divorce: Helping Children Cope with Warring Parents

InstructorHeather Bryan, LPC, RPT
Contact Clock Hours6
Costs$180
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

November 8-9, 2019: Trauma-Focused Integrated Play Therapy.

InstructorMyriam Goldin, LCSW, PRT-S
Contact Clock Hours12
Costs$360
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

November 15, 2019: School Based Play Therapy.

Instructor Andrea McLeod, LCSW, RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours6
Costs$180
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

December 6, 2019: Supervision Issues in Play.

InstructorEliana Gil, Ph.D., RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours6
Costs$180
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

December 7-9, 2019: Sand Therapy Integrated with Play Therapy: Theory and Application.

InstructorDr. Eliana Gil, , Psy.D., RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours18
Costs$540
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

December 14-16, 2019: Sand Therapy Integrated with Play Therapy: Theory and Application.

InstructorDr. Eliana Gil, , Psy.D., RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours18
Costs$540
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training.

April 5 - 6 2019 Decreasing Childhood Anxiety with Play Therapy and CBT

InstructorAndrea Driggs McLeod, LCSW, RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours12
Costs$360

April 26th-27th, 2019: Attachment-Based Play Therapy: Promoting Connection, Compassion, & Creativity through the use of Play Therapy and Mindfulness

InstructorTammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT
Contact Clock Hours12
Costs$360

February 15-16, 2019 Trauma Focused Integrated Play Therapy

InstructorMyriam Goldin, LCSW, RPT-S, Certified Theraplay Practitioner, Supervisor & Trainer
Contact Clock Hours12

November 30 - December 2, 2018: Sand Therapy Integrated With Play Therapy: Theory and Application

InstructorEliana Gil, Ph.D., RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours18

December 3, 2018: Supervision in Play Therapy

InstructorEliana Gil, Ph.D., RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours6

November 16, 2018: Play Therapy with Children of Divorce: Helping Parents Cope with Warring Parents

InstructorHeather Bryan, LPC, RPT-S
CE clock hours6

September 8, 2018: Assessment of Children with Sexual Behavior Problems

InstructorJennifer Shaw, Psy.D.
CE clock hours6

September 16-17, 2018: Treatment of Children with Sexual Behavior Problems

InstructorJennifer Shaw, Psy.D.
CE clock hours12

October 12 & 13, 2018: Integrating Mind-Body Skills into Your Life and Your Therapy Practice: A Skills-Based Training for Mental Health Professionals

InstructorRobin Carnes, CYT
CE clock hours12

October 20, 2018: The use of Play Therapy with LGBT Children

InstructorQuinn Smelser, LPC, RPT-S
CE clock hours6

October 26-27, 2018: Integrating Theraplay with Other Clinical Approaches

InstructorMyriam Goldin, LCSW, RPT-S
CE clock hours12

November 3, 2018: Maneuvering Play Therapy Practice in a Technological World

InstructorRachel Atvater, Psy.D., LCPC, RPT-S
CE clock hours6

Coming Soon: Interplay: A Sustainable System for Self-Care

InstructorKate Amoss, LCPC & Robin Carnes, MBA, Certified Yoga Therapist
Training Location: Blue Nectar Yoga Center 513 W Broad Street Suite 110C Falls Church, VA 22046

Training Hours: Fri: 9:00-4:30 pm

Sat: 12:30-4:30 pm

CE clock hours10

Myriam Goldin and Dr. Eliana Gil are 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 Contact Clock Hours, cancellation policy and work scholarships click on Additional Registration Information tab.

Example of Daily Schedule: Six full hours per day

8:459:00 Arrival and coffee
9:0010:30 Program
10:3010:45 Break
10:4512:15 Program
12:151:00 Lunch (On your own; brown bag encouraged)
1:002:30 Program
2:302:45 Break
2:455:00 Program
Program Reviewer:

Starbright Training Institute play therapy programs are reviewed by Dr. Eliana Gil, P.h.D, RPT-S. Questions about continuing education programs in play therapy may be directed to Dr. Gil at elianagil@me.com

Complaints and Appeals:

Complaints against an Approved Provider should first be filed in writing with the Approved Provider directly for resolution. If satisfaction is not obtained, APT’s Continuing Education Coordinator should be contacted in writing to achieve a final resolution.

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. There is a swimming pool and a nice dining area and courtyard. The rooms are all suites with a kitchen area. Our favorite is the shuttle to and from Starbright and the Metro. The hotel is walking distance to the Silver Diner.

Cancellation Policy:

Please be mindful that we offer very small trainings and make decisions about holding workshops based on registration. Faculty often cancel clients in order to be available to teach workshops thus our registration policy is that refunds will be made only if requested in writing. A 75% refund will be provided to registrants who send a cancellation notice postmarked no later than TWO WEEKS prior to the workshop. Please note that you are also able to transfer your registration to another available workshop.

In cases of extreme emergency, you may be eligible to transfer your registration and/or receive a 75% refund. Extreme emergencies include death or sudden illness, or catastrophic environmental situations, and must include verification.

Starbright Institute is not responsible for any expenses incurred by registrants if a training course is canceled.

Accommodations for the Differently Abled

Starbright Training are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact: Myriam Goldin, starbright.inst@outlook.com, (703) 679-7054

Grievance Policy

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to: Starbright Inst. Email: Starbright.Inst@outlook.com, Tel. number: (703) 679-7054‬. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.

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 Myriam Goldin and email to our new email: Starbright.Inst@outlook.com

COST OF ALL WORKSHOPS IS $160/DAY (PROGRAMS ARE ONE, TWO, OR THREE DAYS)

METHODS OF PAYMENT

Credit Card

  • Call in your credit card information to our secure phone: (703) 679-7054
  • 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:
  • Myriam Goldin, LCSW, RPT-S. 8626 Lee Highway, Suite 200,Fairfax, VA 22031
  • Please make checks payable to:  Starbright Training Institute

Paypal

You may also pay using PayPal

If you have questions or if you require any additional information, please call us at (703) 679-7054

SPECIAL NOTICE

COVID-19 & THE ATTAINMENT OF PLAY THERAPY INSTRUCTION: Until December 31, 2020, Starbright Training Institute, as an APT Approved Provider, will temporarily offer "contact" hours for online continuing education. Trainings will
be offered via a synchronous telehealth format that has interactive capabilities to ensure full attendee presence and engagement throughout the duration of the training and will include a post-test that reflects a level of engagement and skill acquisition appropriate for post graduate level continuing education instruction with multiple choice questions and limited true/false questions.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education Credit is pending through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions:

It is the participant's responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

Psychologists:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

If applicable: Social Workers – New York State

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.