Skip to main content

CS Institute - CREOKS Cohort 10 - Family and Group Play Therapy


This workshop will focus on foundational family therapy and seminal play therapy modalities and applications. Wendy Miller (1994) states, “ Family play therapy recognizes the significance of the systemic nature of the family, as well as the critical necessity of understanding the intrapsychic process of the individuals.” Participants will actively demonstrate knowledge and skills of family and group play therapy in an experiential environment. A variety of play therapy modalities and applications will be presented, experienced and adapted to a wide range of psychosocial issues and concerns. Adaptations will be considered based on each clinician’s practice environments and settings.


  1. Participants will discuss 2 foundational concepts in relationship to therapeutic activities and theoretical modalities in play therapy with families and groups.
  2. Participants will analyze 3 play therapy key concepts in at least two foundational or seminal play therapy theories as it relates to family participation.
  3. Participants will describe the role of the clinician, client, and caregivers in the specific theoretical play therapy model being demonstrated..
  4. Participants will critique 2 concepts in relation to other family and group play therapy theoretical orientations.
  5. Participants will discuss utilizing different theoretical play therapy approaches within their own practice as it relates to families and groups.
  6. Participants will practice 2 theoretically sound play therapy skills as it relates to family and groups.
CS Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. APT Approved Provider number is 15-419. CS Institute maintains responsibility for the program.


  • Sharolyn Wallace PhD, LCSW, RPT-S, IMH-E®

    Sharolyn Wallace PhD, LCSW, RPT-S, IMH-E® has worked with children and families for over 30 years. She has served on the APT Board of Directors and OKAPT and currently serves on the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). Dr. Wallace has authored six children’s books and APT magazine articles. She is the Professor of Human Services at Tulsa Community College and Faculty Director for the Center for Addiction Prevention and Recovery Support.

May 17, 2024
Fri 9:30 AM CDT
CS Institute- CREOKS Cohort 10- Family and Group Play Therapy CREOKS Upstairs Training Room

Duration 7H 0M

Already Registered?
For Live Event Support