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.

  • 2024 Calendar
  • Past Workshops
  • Program Info
  • Faculty
  • Additional Registration Info
  • Payment Info

April 5-6 & 13, 2024: Sand Therapy Integrated with Play Therapy: Theory and Application

Instructor Eliana Gil, Ph.D., RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours 15 (3 Days): Friday, April 5 (10:30 AM to 4:30 )(5 HOURS). Saturday, April 6 (10:30 AM to 4:30PM )(5 HOURS) and Saturday, April 13, 9AM to 2:30 PM (5 HOURS)
Costs $600
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training. This workshop is considered a "Live webinar. Live webinars that meet specialized conditions qualify towards the 150-hour required play therapy instruction hours for the RPTTM credential.

Non-Contact Hours: Live Webinar

April 15 , 2024: Introduction to Polyvagal Theory: Play Therapy and other Creative Interventions for Exploring and Expanding the Window of Tolerance with Children, Teens, and Adults

Instructor Jennifer Hannett, LCSW, RPT & Emily Prusator, LCSW, RPT
Contact Clock Hours 6 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Costs $204
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training. This workshop is considered a "Live webinar. Live webinars that meet specialized conditions qualify towards the 150-hour required play therapy instruction hours for the RPTTM credential.

Contact Clock Hours for In-person participants and Live Webinar Hours for virtual participants

April 25-26, 2024:Trauma Focused Integrated Play-Therapy: A treatment model for working with traumatized children utilizing child-centered play therapy integrated with CBT, and other expressive therapies.

Instructor Myriam Goldin, LCSW, RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours Thursday April 25 (8:30 am-2:30 pm) (5 HOURS) and Friday 26 (8:30 am-2:30 pm) (6 HOURS)
Costs $408
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training. This workshop is considered a "Live webinar. Live webinars that meet specialized conditions qualify towards the 150-hour required play therapy instruction hours for the RPTTM credential.

Contact Clock Hours for In-person participants and Live Webinar Hours for virtual participants


May 31, 2024: Decreasing Childhood Anxiety with Play Therapy and CBT

Instructor Andrea Driggs McLeod, LCSW, RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours 5 Hours (9:00 AM-3:30 PM Eastern Time. Live Webinar
Costs $170
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training. This workshop is considered a "Live webinar. Live webinars that meet specialized conditions qualify towards the 150-hour required play therapy instruction hours for the RPTTM credential.

Non-Contact Hours: Live Webinar


July 19, 2024: WORKING WITH ADOPTIVE AND FOSTER FAMILIES: Assessing and treating the 7 Core Issues of Adoption through play and expressive therapies

Instructor Jennifer Hannett, LCSW, RPT
Contact Clock Hours 31/2 Hours (9:00 AM-1:00 PM Eastern Time)
Costs $119
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training. This workshop is considered a "Live webinar. Live webinars that meet specialized conditions qualify towards the 150-hour required play therapy instruction hours for the RPTTM credential.

Contact Clock Hours for In-person participants and Live Webinar Hours for virtual participants

September 20, 2024: WORKING WITH ADOPTIVE AND FOSTER FAMILIES: Assessing and treating the 7 Core Issues of Adoption through play and expressive therapies

Instructor Jennifer Hannett, LCSW, RPT
Contact Clock Hours 31/2 Hours (9:00 AM-1:00 PM Eastern Time)
Costs $119
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training. This workshop is considered a "Live webinar. Live webinars that meet specialized conditions qualify towards the 150-hour required play therapy instruction hours for the RPTTM credential.

Contact Clock Hours for In-person participants and Live Webinar Hours for virtual participants

October 10-11, 2024:Trauma Focused Integrated Play-Therapy: A treatment model for working with traumatized

Instructor Myriam Goldin, LCSW, RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours Thursday October 10 (8:30 am-2:30 pm) (5 HOURS) and Friday 11 (8:30 am-2:30 pm) (6 HOURS)
Costs $408
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training. This workshop is considered a "Live webinar. Live webinars that meet specialized conditions qualify towards the 150-hour required play therapy instruction hours for the RPTTM credential.

Non-Contact Hours: Live Webinar

November 15, 2024: Nurtured in Nature: A Nature-Based Play Therapy Approach

Instructor Courtney Glickman, PhD
Contact Clock Hours 51/2 Hours Contact Hours (9:00 AM-4:00 PM Eastern Time)
Costs $190
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training. In-person workshop.

Contact Clock Hours

December 6-8, 2024: Sand Therapy Integrated with Play Therapy: Theory and Application

Instructor Eliana Gil, Ph.D., RPT-S
Contact Clock Hours 15 (3 Days): Friday, December 6(10:30 AM to 4:30 )(5 HOURS). Saturday, December 7 (10:30 AM to 4:30PM )(5 HOURS) and Sunday, December 8, (9AM to 2:30 PM (5 HOURS)
Costs $600
Registered participants will receive an electronic "Welcome Letter" 10 days prior to the day of the training. This workshop is considered a "Live webinar. Live webinars that meet specialized conditions qualify towards the 150-hour required play therapy instruction hours for the RPTTM credential.

Non-Contact Hours: Live Webinar

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

8:45 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
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 limited-sized sessions and make decisions about holding workshops based on registration. A 75% will be reimbursed to registrants who request a cancellation no later than TWO WEEKS prior to the workshop.

As a general rule, no refunds will be issued for cancellation requests initiated within 14 days of your scheduled workshop. Starbright will, however, consider at our discretion a 35% refund in cases of extreme emergency. All refunds, except for the workshops canceled by Starbright Institute will incur a $35 Transaction Fee. 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,

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. 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
  • 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