Register For Individual Workshops. Each Workshop Will Be Limited to 40 Participants
Mental health professionals eligible for licensing CEs should confer with your respective licensure board.
Play Therapy Contact CEs available for eligible mental health professionals.
“Black Play Therapy Symposium: Healing the Black Child & Family CE's.
** Play Therapy CEs will be available to mental health professionals ONLY!
Mental health professionals eligible for licensing CEs should confer with your respective licensure board. Brighter Day Therapeutic Solutions is solely responsible for all aspects of the conference program.
The Black Play Therapy Symposium will provide an innovative and thought-provoking educational and training experience to increase cultural awareness, empathy, humility and responsiveness in professionals working with the undeniably unique issues around Trauma and Mental Health in Black Communities.
Who should attend the 3nd Annual Black Play Therapy Symposium?
Mental health professionals, paraprofessionals, educators, and master’s level mental health students seeking knowledge and skills to improve the mental health and behavioral health needs of Black children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.
We value different perspectives and request that everyone is treated with dignity and respect throughout this AMAZING learning experience.
Intentional or unintentional, cultural differences can open the door to subpar treatment of Black people seeking mental health treatment. Racial and ethnic disparities in mental health treatment in Black communities often come about as a result of stereotyping, bias, and play therapists’ uncertainty. Often, the therapeutic relationship is viewed as an unequal distribution of power, so a treatment provider’s perception of how Black people present in therapeutic spaces may color their judgments and the level of respect they accord Black clients.
Cultural competency, cultural empathy, and cultural humility are vital product and process components of proving effective and responsible mental health treatment to the Black community.
July 13-17, 2021
Althea Simpson, MBA, LCSW, RPT-S Founder of Black Play Therapy Society
An independent business consultant with over 15 years’ experience in the business arena. Althea also has nine years’ experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in trauma. She is a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator. Althea has a B.S. in Business Management, an MBA in Marketing, and an MSW in Organizational Leadership. Through her unique lens, she combines her Business Psychology Consulting experience and psychotherapy background to guide individuals, teams, and organizations to develop strategies that produce lasting results. Althea brings a strong yet devoted approach with a great sense of humor to her work as a clinical social worker, trainer and consultant.
This year the Black Play Therapy Society opted to support Scott Riley's BeTheFlow Movement, which normalizes talking about mental health and wellness.
In lieu of donations for master's level mental health students to attend the 3rd Annual Black Play Therapy Symposium, we are asking that you support the BeTheFlow Backpack/School Supply Giveaway. You can send backpacks and school supplies to: P.O. Box 121067 Chicago, IL 60612
Find out more about Scott Riley and the BeTheFlow Movement at BeTheFlow2016.com