Ecosystemic Play Therapy through a Cultural and Social Diverse Lens

Jun 30, 2023 10:00am -
Jun 30, 2023 12:15pm

Event Description

Ecosystemic Play Therapy through a Cultural and Social Diverse Lens

As clinicians, it is important to move from a focus on mastery in understanding our clients to being accountable in challenging unconscious bias that impact marginalized communities. This training will explore ways in which cultural values and structural forces impact client experiences as well as the clinician's approach and capacity for care. Ecosystemic Play Therapy focuses on the whole client in that children are largely dependent on the systems in which they are encapsulated and rely on clinicians to meet those needs. Drawing on multiple theories, and the therapeutic powers of play, this training will focus on conceptualizing a case where a client faces difficulties in an environmental context and designing treatment plans and interventions to meet their needs. Clinicians will be asked to focus on self-awareness and the barriers clients face in treatment, and ways to be more inclusive of present health, economic, and social inequities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the seminal theory of Ecosystemic Play Therapy
  • Demonstrate the use of therapeutic powers of play and intersectionality with assessment and treatment planning
  • Explore cultural humility and self reflection when working with youth
  • Explore clinical reflective practice
  • Demonstrate at least 3 inclusive play therapy interventions with children

Upon completion of this course attendees will earn 2 Category I Contact Hours.

This training offers continuing education specific to play therapy. APT approved provider is cosponsoring this program. Please indicate in registration if you would like to receive 2 APT credits as a separate certificate.


  • Arrival time is 9:50am; Training is 10:00am - 12:15pm ET
  • This is a live virtual training. A link will be sent to registrants the day prior to the training.



Nikole R. Jiggetts, LCSW

Registration Fees - includes CE certificate (emailed after training)

NASW Member    $30
Non-Member       $50



This will be a live virtual training. A link will be sent to registrants the day prior to the training.


Registration deadline: June 28, 2023



If you choose the "Bill Me" option during checkout, please mail payment within 7 days of registering in order to hold your seat. You will receive a confirmation email with your purchase information following checkout; this will serve as your invoice, no other invoices will be provided.


Checks should be made out to NASW Virginia and mailed to:

4860 Cox Road, Suite 200
Glen Allen, VA 23060


If a registrant cancels more than 10 days before the event, a refund will be issued by check or credit back to your credit card, minus a 10% administrative fee.


If cancelation occurs less than 10 days prior to the event, no refund will be issued but you may request a credit towards a future training to be used within 1 year of the cancelation date. Call the Chapter Office (804-204-1339) to cancel within 10 days of the training. A request for credit may be granted at the discretion of the Executive Director in case of a documented emergency.



Individuals who require assistance under the ADA for participation in this training should contact NASW-VA at least 30 days prior to the start of the training.  Please call the Chapter office at 804.204.1339 to discuss your needs or any concerns with a member of the staff.  


Children under the age of 18 are not permitted into any NASWVA sponsored trainings or events, without prior written consent by the chapter. For special situations and/or circumstances, please call or email the chapter office.    

Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on May 25, 2023.
Regular registration starts on May 26, 2023 and ends on Jun 28, 2023.
Late registration starts on Jun 29, 2023.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 2 CE Hours
Member Fee: $30.00$30.00$30.00
Non-Member Fee: $50.00$50.00$50.00