For Professionals

In-Person and Online

Training Programs for Professional Therapists

The Family Enhancement and Play Therapy Center offers in-person training programs in a variety of locations.  The listing below is updated as new workshops are added, so please visit again! Our live and online courses are eligible for continuing education credits, as described in the CE section of this website.

If you are interested in scheduling any of these workshops to be held at your facility, please contact Dr. VanFleet. She can send you a document that details how these arrangements can be made. Usually there is a minimum number of participants that is needed to set up the dates, and then she will list them here so that others can register as well. Plan well ahead as she schedules 1-1/2 to 2 years in advance!

Training Programs:
In-Person and Online

Virtual Conference

Play/Filial Therapy In-Person Workshops

2024 Filial Therapy Training Program™

All Certified Instructors are conducting the same Intensive Filial Therapy workshop developed by Dr. Risë VanFleet that teaches the full original family therapy model of Filial Therapy as created by Drs. Bernard and Louise Guerney.
February 18-21, 2024
Intensive Filial TherapyCatani, VIC AustraliaDr. Risë VanFleet
April 3-6, 2024Intensive Filial TherapyMalahide, Co. Dublin, IrelandDr. Daire Gilmartin
May 20-23, 2024Intensive Filial TherapyYork, PennsylvaniaJacque George
July 16-19, 2024Intensive Filial TherapyBoiling Springs, PADr. Risë VanFleet

Level I AAPT In-Person Workshops

DateLocationLead Instructor/Host
March 7-10, 2024Rockwall, TexasTeri Holamon
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April 7-10, 2024Lowick, Northumberland UKTracie Faa-Thompson, Lucy Llewellyn, and Sheli Brown
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May 14-17, 2024Fremont, MichiganDr. Mary Rottier
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May 19-22, 2024Boiling Springs, PennsylvaniaDr. Risë VanFleet
September 17-20, 2024Mt. Carmel, IllinoisCyndie Kieffer
November 12-15, 2024Catani, AustraliaDr. Mary Rottier
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Level II AAPT In-Person Workshops

June 4-7, 2024Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania USARisë VanFleet, PhD

Self-Paced Online Courses

APT-Approved Supervisor Training

For professionals who wish to become RPT-Ss (Registered Play Therapist Supervisors), APT requires training in supervision skills.  We offer a distance learning program that partially meets this requirement.  It involves the reading of written materials as well as a minimum of two telephone contacts with Dr. VanFleet, in which the training is tailored to your specific needs.  Please contact Dr. VanFleet by email or phone if you would like more information on this program.

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