nurturing families through play pictureMission Possible: How to Engage Teens in Family Counseling 

WHEN: Friday, January 18, 2019
TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm                                                                                                          
COST:$55 per person                                                                                                        WHERE: 5601 Democracy Drive, Plano TX 75024
CEU: 3 CEU credit hr  (LPC, LMFT, LCSW and APT Approved Provider 18-568)
* Play therapy credit will not be awarded to non-mental health professionals    PRESENTED BY: Dr. Cassie Rushing, LPC-S, LMFT, RPT


About the training: This psycho-educational and experiential presentation provides an understanding of barriers to family counseling as well as an overview of play therapy activities for overcoming the challenges of working with adolescents in family counseling. Age appropriate play therapy activities and techniques to effectively engage teens in the counseling process will be introduced, and relevant research will be used to educate mental health professionals on how to more effectively engage teens, apply play therapy techniques and better serve families.  Participants will have an opportunity to engage in and practice applying some of those strategies. This is an interactive presentation that will employ both lecture as well as experiential components.


  • Participants will examine the challenges that exist when working with adolescents in family counseling.
  • Participants will apply play therapy activities for more effectively engaging adolescents in family counseling
  • Participants assess developmental considerations when working with adolescents

About the presenter: Dr. Cassie Rushing is a licensed professional counselor supervisor (LPC-S) (TX# 64558), a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) (TX# 202722) and Registered Play Therapist in the state of Texas. She earned her Doctorate in Counseling Studies, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Counseling from Capella University and her Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from the University of North Dakota. She is also a Registered Play Therapist in the state of Texas. In addition to her practice, she is an Associate Professor at Amberton University where she enjoys teaching Play Therapy and Child and Adolescent Counseling in the Graduate Counseling Program.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received at least 3 days prior to a scheduled training are subject to a full refund. Cancellations received within a 3 day notice of a scheduled training are not subject to a refund. No shows or missed trainings are not subject to a refund.

Attendees must be present for the full workshop in order to receive CEU credit. No partial CEU credit will be given.

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