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Play Therapy Training

Janet has over twenty years of training experience with mental health and childcare professionals. From play therapy to practice management/business, Janet's training have a balance of theory and practical information. Small group training is offered in Lexington, KY to enhance your professional development through experiential demonstrations.

Janet is an APT Approved Provider #15-433. Many trainings are EILA approved through Kentucky Education Association and KY LPC Licensing Board.

2017 Schedule




Past Presentations

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

"Playful Parenting: Play-based Interventions to Enhance Parent-Child Relationships."  December 11, 2015. Hindman Settlement School, Hindman, KY.  Co-Presented with Terrie Harris, MEd. LPCC

 

“EMDR: How It Works” Kentucky Counseling Association, November 5, 2015. One hour.

 

“The Business of Counseling: Issues in Practice.” University of the Cumberlands., Summer II Internship for Doctoral Program. August 13, 2015. One hour.

 

“Play Therapy & Attachment: Implications for Adoptive Families.” Heart to Home Adoption Agency. July 22, 2015. Two Hours.

 

“EMDR in Counseling the Military” Co-presented with Jason Bluemlein, PhD. Summer Residency, University of the Cumberlands. July 16, 2015. One and one half hours.

 

“Some Insider Tips to Successfully Complete Your Doctorate in CES at UC: Avoid the Pitfalls of Burnout and Frustration and CES Advanced Student Panel.” Summer Residency, University of the Cumberlands. July 13, 2015. One and one half hours.

 

“Creating Your Niche in the Counseling Industry.” Kentucky Counseling Association, November 6, 2014. One hour.

 

“Play Therapy Techniques for Children and Families” Movie Night: Play Therapy Learning Series, October 3, 2014. Kentucky Association for Play Therapy (KAPT) and University of Kentucky, Department of Family Studies.   Three hours.

 

 “Play Therapy Interventions with Traumatized Children” Movie Night: Play Therapy Learning Series, April 11, 2014. Kentucky Association for Play Therapy (KAPT) and University of Kentucky, Department of Family Studies.   Three hours.

 

“Filial Play Therapy” Movie Night: Play Therapy Learning Series, May 30, 2014. Kentucky Association for Play Therapy (KAPT) and University of Kentucky, Department of Family Studies.   Three hours.

 

“Directive or Non-Directive Play Therapy: How Do You Decide?” Movie Night: Play Therapy Learning Series, April 11, 2014. Kentucky Association for Play Therapy (KAPT) and University of Kentucky, Department of Family Studies.   Three hours.

 

“Introduction to Play Therapy” Movie Night: Play Therapy Learning Series. February 28, 2014. Kentucky Association for Play Therapy (KAPT) and University of Kentucky, Department of Family Studies.   Three hours.

 

“Be the Best Play Therapists You Can Be” Hope’s Place and Kentucky Association for Play Therapy. Ashland, KY February 11, 2010. Six Hours.

 

 “Matching Play Therapy Techniques with Treatment Goals and Objectives, Part One and Two.” October 16, 2008.  Lindsey Wilson College. Sponsored by the Kentucky Association for Play Therapy, Regional Victims Services Program and The Adanta Group. Three Hours.

 

“Integrating Play Therapy into a Social Work Practice.” Bluegrass Chapter of the Kentucky Association of Social Workers. May 15, 2008. One Hour.

 

“Play Therapy Techniques for Tomorrow” Co-presented at the Focusing on the Children Conference. Lindsey Wilson College. Sponsored by Kentucky Association for Play Therapy, and Adanta Group Regional Victim Services Program, November 2, 2007.

 

“Play Therapy Interventions with Children in Out-of-Home Care” July 26, 2007.  LifeWay for Youth. Lexington, KY. Three Hours.

 

Family Education Roundtable “Scientific Art: Evidence-Based Therapy” American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. 59th AAMFT Conference Nashville TN. October 18-21, 2001.

 

“Symptoms of Psychosis and Affective Disorders” Citadel Mental Health Services. June 9, 2000. Three Hours.

 

“Training on SOAP” Citadel Mental Health Services, June 23, 2000. Three Hours.

 

 

“TDMHMR Assessment Requirements: Multnomah Community Ability Scale, Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale, Community Alcohol and Drug Scale.” Life Management Center for MHMR Services as part of Clinical Staff Orientation to Outpatient Services.

 

“Ethics in Counseling.” El Paso Psychiatric Hospital. 2000-2001.Co-presented with Sheila Loya.  Three Hours.

 

“Games Children Play.” The Mary Lee Foundation. 1996.  Austin, TX. Three Hours.

 

“Urban and Rural Children: Similarities and Differences.” The Mary Lee Foundation. 1996.  Kerrville, TX. Three Hours.

 

“Mental Health Issues in Youth.” The Mary Lee Foundation. 1996.   Austin, TX. Three Hours.


COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS

 

“Parents as Partners in Raising Relatives” Support Group for Fayette County Schools, Family Resource and Youth Service Centers. 2011-2012. Twelve Hours.

 

“Building Self Esteem in Adolescence” Three Hours. Fayette County Alternative School at Florence Crittenden Inc. Spring, 2008.

 

“The Power of Play: Play Activities for All Ages.” August 2007. Virginia Place.

 

“Stress Management” July 28, 2007. The Salvation Army: Hanger Lodge. Two Hours.

 

“Helping Build Your Child’s Self Esteem” January 22, 2007 The Salvation Army: Hanger Lodge. Two Hours

 

“Parenting Children During Stressful Times: Using Play to Cope” October 11, 2006 The Salvation Army: Hanger Lodge. Two Hours.

 

“Responsive Disciple: Why Children Misbehave and What to Do So You Don’t Have to Beat Them.” November 8, 2006.

The Salvation Army: Hanger Lodge. Two Hours.

 

“The Power of Play: Play Activities for All Ages.” August 24, 2006. Virginia Place. Two Hours.

 

“Helping Families Understand Mental Illness in Their Loved One.” The First Annual West Texas Family Support Conference February 23-24, 2001.  El Paso, TX.

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL and COMMUNITY PUBLICATIONS

Original Play Therapy Intervention: Feelings Kerplunk. Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents and Families Volume Three: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques Edited by Liana Lowenstein. 2011.

Health and Wellness Magazine 2009-2010

 “Tourette Syndrome (TS): To Treat or Not to Treat”

“Play: It’s Just Good for You!”

“Make Your New Year a Success”

“Holiday Blues or Clinical Depression?” 

“Is it ADHD or Something Else? Trauma, Maybe!”

“Finding Your Way in the Maze of Mental Health Care” 

“A Search for Independence or Oppositional and Defiant Behaviors”

“Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Searching for Alternative Treatments”

“A Broken Heart: Stress, Depression, and Anxiety May Cause Heart Problems”


If you would like to request a presentation, please email Janet at janetvessels@yourkycounselor.com.
 

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