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June 27, 2022, 9:00 - 3:00 MST, via Zoom

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History of Play Therapy

With Maria LaquerreDiego, LMFT, RPT-S

Hybrid Training

(Seats available in person and online)

June 27, 2022, 9:00 - 3:00 MST, via Zoom

Join Us For

This Beginner Level training is appropriate for therapists, social workers and counselors who are beginning their instructional phases of Play Therapy. In a fun and interactive workshop, you will learn how Play Therapy was started and the numerous ways it has been adapted to work with our clients during the pandemic and in the ever changing landscape of therapy.

Presented By

A self-described geek, Maria Laquerre-Diego is a CEO and Owner who is committed to increasing access to mental health services and breaking down the stigma surrounding therapy services. As a therapist turned CEO, Maria has developed a unique perspective when it comes to mental health and the barriers surrounding mental health treatment. Influenced by her time at New Mexico State University in the Family and Consumer Science department, and University of New Hampshire’s Marriage and Family Therapy department, Maria has turned her dedication to giving back and supporting future generations of therapists. In addition to supporting mental health providers, Maria takes an active role in addressing the continued stigma of mental health services through the use of pop culture – everything from movies and television shows to superheroes and Disney characters. Maria has spoken about mental health at several local events, has served as an officer on professional boards and has provided training to clinicians all over the country while maintaining her and her family’s roots as Aggies! Outside of the office, Maria can be found spending time with her family and loved ones, exploring the world through travel, and creating cosplays for herself, her husband and their two little ones. Maria is always happy to talk about Star Wars, Marvel and mental health and can be contacted through her practice website




Other Info

8:45 - Check in/Sign in on Zoom

9:00 - Presentation Begins

12:00 - 1 hour break for lunch

3:00 - Presentation Ends

$75 includes CE Certificate

Hybrid Training

This training offers 12 in person seats at the New Hope Therapy Center office in Las Cruces, NM. The remainder of the seats are via Zoom. Please choose your preferred ticket carefully!

Of Note

This is an online training. You will receive an email with the Zoom link and any handouts the day prior to the training.

This training will provide 5 CE Credits (​NM Counseling and Therapy Practice Board Provider Number CCE0209081, APT 20-631).

Play therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.

Training Objectives

Participants will be able to identify at least three figures that contributed to the field of play therapy.

Participants will be able to name the key person/people associated with the development of at least four play therapy approaches.

Participants will be able to list the therapeutic powers of play.

Participants will be able to discuss the evolution of play therapy practices from early 1900s to present day.

Participants will be able to name three approaches to play therapy and at least two play therapy theoretical frameworks.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

A New Hope Therapy Center’s Cancellation and Refund Policy will be as follows to assure consistency and is applicable to all trainings offered by A New Hope Therapy Center.

  1. Registrations canceled on or before two weeks prior to the event is refundable but subject to a $25 administrative fee.

  2. Registrations canceling with less than two weeks will not receive a refund. The refund and cancellation policy will not be waived. Registration fees may be transferred to another individual for the same event.

  3. In the event A New Hope Therapy Center must cancel the conference due to unforeseen circumstances, A New Hope Therapy Center will refund the cost of registration. However, A New Hope Therapy Center does not assume responsibility for any additional costs, charges, or expenses; to include, charges made for travel and lodging.

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