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Fresh and Fun Family Assessments: Employing the Therapeutic Powers of Play (3 CEUs)

  • 10 Jun 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
  • South Knoxville Church of Christ. 4604 Chapman Hwy. Knoxville, TN


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Fresh and Fun Family Assessments: Employing the Therapeutic Powers of Play (3 CEUs)

June 10, 2023 12-3:30pm

Registration Deadline: June 7th 5pm

Engaging and assessing families is critical to understanding the family dynamics that affect client outcomes. Employing the therapeutic powers of play in family sessions allows you to get to the heart of the matter quickly and effectively at a developmental level where all can participate fully. Family Play Therapy offers the power of play combined with the theoretical wisdom of family systems. Through hands-on practice and clinical vignettes, you will discover assessment activities you can employ in your sessions to identify strengths, fears, stressors, and interpersonal dynamics through engaging in the therapeutic metaphors that naturally arise in play. Come ready to draw, color, imagine, and create your way to better assessments in your family sessions. Take home your creations and handouts to help you put your new knowledge to work with your clients right away. 


Tennessee Association for Play Therapy (APT Approved Provider # 23-687)  has graciously collaborated with TNAMFT to provide PLAY THERAPY CEUs for this event. Both CEU certificates will be provided to participants following this event. No partial credit will be provided so please make plans to arrive on time to check in to this event.



●       Discover recent research regarding the importance of play in family therapy and the importance of engaging families to improve outcomes.

●       Develop an understanding of how the therapeutic powers of play improve your ability to discover important information for effective case conceptualization in families, parent-child dyads, sibling sessions, and with teens.

●       Experientially practice Family Play Therapy activities for assessing relationships, stressors, and strengths in children, teens, and families.

●       Discover how to provide prompts, structure your session, and reflect and process each assessment activity in ways that fully and appropriately include all developmental levels present.

●       Explore how to document the results of these play therapy assessments in your clinical notes and use the assessment to inform your case conceptualization and treatment planning.



  • 12-12:15 Registration
  • 12:15-1:40 Part one
  • 1:40-1:55 BREAK
  • 1:55-3:30 Part two



Melody Cline, MA, LMFT, CCTP is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor™ and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She specializes in providing systemically-minded Play Therapy for children and their families in her private practice in Knoxville, TN. She also provides individual and group supervision, consultation, and training in systemically-minded Play Therapy for clinicians and students wanting to develop or add to their clinical skills and for organizations who work with children and families.



  • $60 for CEUs for General Registration
  • $45 for CEUs for TNAMFT members 
  • $20 for students currently enrolled in a masters level program leading towards licensure

Registration Deadline: June 7th 5pm

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