Therapeutic Extended Reality-Virtual Reality & more: Ethics and Application in Play Therapy
Leslie Baker, MFT, NCC, RPT-S & Jessica Stone, PhD, RPT-S
Saturday, 2/12/22 – 9am-4:30pm PST – 6 CEs
Live Online via Zoom OR in-person
In-Person Location: Ahiah Center for Spiritual Living Pasadena:150 N. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101. You are required to read and consent to the COVID waiver at the bottom of this page. Earn 6.0 Contact CE Credits (Space is limited- Register Early!)
Zoom Instructions: Log into your account to access the Zoom link. This is a live webinar with interactive capabilities with the presenters. Earn 6.0 Non-Contact CE Credits
Cost: FLASH SALE UNTIL JANUARY 14
- APT Members (Use code APTMEM): $89 ($99 after January 14)
- Non-Members: $109 ($119 after January 14)
Extended Reality (XR), which includes Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR), are newer tools being applied in Play Therapy. This workshop will introduce clinicians to these powerful, immersive tools and assist with the process of determining the fit of XR in their play therapy practices. This course will review the ethics of utilizing XR, the application of XR through the play therapy theory lens, and the direct application of play therapy. This hybrid event offers simultaneous instruction to both in-person and virtual audiences.
Leslie Baker, MFT, NCC, RPT-S, a national board-certified counselor and registered play therapist-supervisor has over 30 years of experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist. She is the CEO of the Therapy2Thrive® Ruby Hill Marriage & Family Counseling Center, in Pleasanton, California. Leslie developed an interest in digital tools in 1996 working to develop a VR application for therapy. She has been integrating digital tools including VR, AR in her clinical practice including Avatar therapy as an ambassador for Theravr. She had the opportunity to author a chapter and two children’s books to assist children in coping with mental health issues.
Jessica Stone, Ph.D., RPT-S, is a licensed psychologist working in a private practice setting in Colorado. She has been a practitioner, professor, presenter, mentor, and author for 30 years. Dr. Stone’s interest in therapeutic digital tools, specifically using virtual reality, tablets, and consoles, has culminated in clinical mental health use and research for mental health, medical, and crisis settings. She is the co-creator of the Virtual Sandtray App for iPad (VSA) and the Virtual Sandtray for Virtual Reality (VSA-VR). Dr. Stone has numerous publications to date including Integrating Technology into Modern Therapies, Game Play, Play Therapy Theory and Perspectives, and Digital Play Therapy in addition to numerous chapters in a variety of books. She has served as the president of the California Association for Play Therapy branch, the Leadership Academy Chair, on the Association for Play Therapy Nominations committee, and is a member of the AutPlay Advisory Board.
- Scope of Practice (mini lecture)
- Risks & Limitations of Play Therapy (mini lecture)
- Exploring Digital Play Therapy & You! (Experiential Activity)
- What is XR? (mini lecture)
- Definitions – XR- VR, AR, and MR (video)
- Are we ready for XR?
- Benefits of XR (mini lecture)
- Potential Limitations of XR (mini lecture)
- 4 C’s of Digital Play Therapy (Lecture)
- Break out group (Experiential Activity)
- Therapeutic Powers of Play and XR – VR & AR
- Ethical issues in XR Play Therapy (VR Case- Downregulation)
- APA – Ethical Codes (No specific VR related ethical codes exist)
- Guiding Principles for Ethics in Digital Health (Role Play)
- Risks & limitations of XR in Play Therapy (mini lecture)
- How to present XR tools to caregivers, digital natives, and others (Role play Activity)
- Theoretical Foundations in Play Therapy (mini lecture)
- Philosophy as a basis of theory (mini lecture)
- Prescriptive Play Therapy Theory (mini lecture & break out group)
- Four Powers of Play – 20 Core Agents of Change
- Break out group (Theory in Play Therapy)
- Diagnoses to consider for treatment with XR and youth. (mini lecture)
- Types of Play in XR (mini lecture)
- Integrating XR into Treatment Planning in Play Therapy (Vignette)
- Evaluation of XR as a therapeutic intervention in the playroom. (mini Lecture)
- Accessibility – XR affordability and XR use in the Community. (Mini Lecture)
- Applying VR and AR “Off the shelf” Software
- VR experience – (Experiential Activity)
- AR experience – (Experiential Activity)
- Looking to the Future Mixed Reality & Avatar Therapies (Videos)
- Describe and apply 1 method or more to introduce a client and/or family using Virtual Realty with the head mounted display in Play Therapy.
- Define and describe the difference between Extended Reality (XR), Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) or Mixed Reality (MR) as new applications applied in play therapy.
- List and explain 2 or more risks and/or limitations of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), or Mixed Reality (MR) in Play Therapy.
- List and explain 2 or more APA ethical codes that can be applied to use of Extended Reality (XR) in Play Therapy to provide safe and ethical treatment for youth and families in Play Therapy.
- List and describe 2 or more play therapy treatment goals from The Therapeutic Powers of Play: 20 Core Agents of Change (Schaefer, C & Drewes, A., 2014) a play therapist could integrate into their treatment plan using VR as a tool in Play Therapy.
- Describe and apply one way to apply an Augmented Reality tool you learned in the workshop to develop connection and enhance connection with a youth on play therapy.
Continuing Education:This workshop meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit per day for Psychologists, MFTs & LCSWs and LPCC’s. The California Association for Play Therapy (CALAPT) is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy (APT Approved Provider # 00-094).
Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time hybrid event has been approved by APT for 6 NON-CONTACT CE Hours for ONLINE attendees and 6 CONTACT CE HOURS for in-person attendees. The California Association for Play Therapy is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Psychologists may receive 6 hours of continuing education credit for this workshop. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes APA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs, MFTs and LPCCs. The California Association for Play Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. NO CREDIT FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE.
Who Should Attend: Social Workers, Marriage, Family & Child Therapists, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, School Counselors, Psychologists, Students, and Interns. Introductory level.
Cancellations & Refunds: Requests for refunds must be made in writing by e-mail to email@example.com. Requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the training to receive a refund. There is a $25.00 administrative fee for refunds. There are no refunds for cancellations after the deadline, however, registration may be transferred to another individual. There are no price breaks for partial attendance.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by presenters at the CALAPT events do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the CALAPT Board of Directors or its membership. CALAPT reserves the right to make changes to the conference schedule, speakers and presentation, if this becomes necessary.
If you have a disability and need accommodations per ADA/504, please provide notification 2 weeks prior to the workshop date.
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