August 15, 2021

9am to noon MT

Finding Hope: Creative Play Therapy Interventions for Grief and Loss

Presenter: Elizabeth Kjellstrand Hartwig, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S


ONLINE/Link sent Prior to Training

 APT Content Area: Special Topic

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours.

After the death of a loved one, many children struggle to understand their thoughts and emotions around life and death. This training is designed to provide counselors with strategies for helping children work through grief and loss in play therapy. Therapeutic activities using expressive art, music, and bibliotherapy will be discussed. This workshop provides a hands-on approach to learning, so participants will also have the opportunity to create, consider, and process some of their own experiences with grief. We hope to see you on August 15th!

OBJECTIVES: Participants will: 

1. Identify the challenges children face after the death of a loved one

2. Recognize myths and facts about grief and grieving in play therapy

3. Integrate Worden’s Tasks of Mourning to working with children in play therapy

4. Participate in experiential play therapy activities to support grief work with children


Cancellation & Refund Policy

·       Training course registrations will not be confirmed until registration is complete and billing information is received in full.

·       In order to cancel or reschedule a confirmed training please submit an email request to

·       Please submit all cancellation requests within 10 calendar days of registration and no later than 5 days prior to the scheduled course date in order to receive a full refund of paid registration fees minus admin fees based on a 30% of cost of training (ie. $60 x 30% = $18 admin fee).

·       No shows and cancellations not made within the specified cancellation period will incur the full cost of registration.

All sales final on book studies and recorded webinars. 

Cancellation by Child Counseling Center and Play Therapy Institute Of NM (CCC & PTI)

·       Child Counseling Center and Play Therapy Institute of NM reserves the right to cancel any training course due to insufficient enrollment at least 15 calendar days in advance of the scheduled course date. Notice will be provided with the option to reschedule for a future course date or to receive a full refund of registration fees.

·       CCC & PTI is not responsible for any expenses incurred by the customer if a training course is cancelled.

·       If a training class is cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances such as weather or natural disaster, the customer is encouraged to reschedule for a future training course.


The Child Counseling Center and Play Therapy of Institute of NM (CC PTI of NM) is fully committed to complying with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content, and in the treatment of attendees.

While we go to great lengths to assure fair treatment for all and attempt to anticipate problems, we recognize that complaints will arise.  When problems do present themselves, we will attempt to alleviate complaints as quickly as possible.

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