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Exploring Play Therapy Ethics with Expressive Arts

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:15 pm CST

$81 – $90
CEs Available: 3    |     One Day Training      |     Virtual

This program will explore ethical principles specifically relevant to the practice of play therapy while looking at the responsible integration of expressive therapy theory and play therapy clinical theories. Utilizing sandtray therapy materials and poetic medicine techniques, participants will experience right brain contact with the tensions and opportunities held in ethical practice guidelines while working towards more socially just practices.




Additional Information


This training will take place February 13, 2023 from 10:00am-1:15pm CST. View detailed agenda.


Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, has over 20 years of practice in family and play therapy. He has extensive speaking and training experience and has worked in a variety of mental health settings. Most of Marshall’s clinical practice has focused on attachment trauma and its effect on family relationships. Marshall conducts consultation sessions with counseling professionals and leads training for both parents and professionals; much of his consultation and training focuses on the use of sandtray and other expressive therapies for those impacted by trauma.

Learning Objectives
  1. Describe ethical codes especially relevant to the practice of play therapy.
  2. Discuss the ethical integration of play therapy clinical theories and expressive therapy thought.
  3. Discuss the benefits of right brain exploration of play therapy ethical guidelines while considering broader social justice roles.

Who Should Attend?

People who work with children and families in many different capacities will benefit from training programs offered by The Theraplay Institute. Visit our Who Should Attend page for more information. This course’s Content Level is Intermediate.


View this program’s bibliography for books and other materials referenced in the development of the content for this program.


Special Notes: Our cancellation policies have been temporarily adjusted to reflect our response to the pandemic and local government and health department directives. Please review this policy before completing your registration. We urge all participants to put their health and that of members of their communities first.

For information about our CE process, cancellation policy, and how to contact us with questions and concerns visit our FAQ page.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

Registration Terms and Conditions


February 13
10:00 am - 1:15 pm CST
$81 – $90
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