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Professional Training and Supervision

2018 ICFE Professional Training Opportunities

Unless otherwise indicated, all trainings are led by Becky Davenport, Ph.D., LMFT-S, ICFE Owner and Director, AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor, and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with the Association for Play Therapy. Dr. Davenport has over 15 years of clinical and supervision experience with couples and families.



Ethically Discussing Divorce Options in Therapy  

Presented by Nick Wilkens, Ph.D., LMFT-S, LPC-S
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November 2, 2018    9am-12pm                    3 Ethics CEUs                  $30 Registration

Mental health professionals working with individuals and couples often encounter clients who are considering divorce. We are on the front lines of guiding potentially divorcing couples to a less destructive path, yet many of us feel unprepared to help clients navigate this process due to our limited understanding of divorce options in Texas. Join Dr. Davenport and a family law attorney to gain an overview of divorce options and tools to direct your clients to the least destructive process for their needs for divorce and other family law matters.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will list the multiple legal processes available for divorce in Texas.
Participants will understand the benefits and challenges associated with Texas divorce options.
Participants will recognize the ethical considerations and challenges present when discussing divorce options within individual and couples therapy.
Participants will conceptualize means of ethically presenting choices for divorce options to clients.


Play Therapy with Children During and After Divorce 

November 9, 2018 10am-5pm             6 CEUs, including 3 Ethics CEUs*          $125 Registration

Parental divorce is at best a stressful transition for children, and at worst is a deeply traumatic experience that doesn’t end when the decree is filed at the courthouse. This workshop will provide an overview of directive and non-directive play therapy approaches to help children process and understand their experiences both during and after a divorce process. Parents’ coping and well-being in divorce is recognized as central to children’s adjustment and health; therefore, systemically informed play therapy treatment planning for children in divorce will be emphasized.  

However, therapeutic skill is only part of the knowledge play therapists need with these children and their families. Half of the workshop will address ethical dilemmas frequently faced when working with children affected by divorce, including what play therapists can and can’t do in custody conflicts and how to ethically and therapeutically share information about children's play and therapeutic disclosures with divorced parents.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will understand parental divorce as an attachment injury for children, and outline the process of returning to a secure attachment bond after divorce.
Participants will recognize differences in children’s responses to divorce at different levels of development, and how these differences may manifest in play therapy.
Participants will conceptualize directive and non-directive play therapy interventions and treatment planning for children affected by divorce.
Participants will identify parental engagement strategies in play therapy based on parents’ personal level of coping, emotional insight, and attachment histories with their children. 
Participants will recognize the unique ethical challenges faced by play therapists working with children, especially when the children are the subjects of court decrees.
Participants will respect ethical limitations of play therapists in custody litigation.



Texas LMFT Provider 857, LPC Provider 2769, Social Workers Provider 7134 

*APT Approved CEUs, APT Provider 17-483

Cancellation Policy for all training events- Full refund available minus 25% processing fee until two weeks prior to the event; 50% refund between 7 and 14 days from event.  Within one week of event, no refund is availble but registered parties may allow someone else to attend in their place. Email request to davenport@icfetx.com.


LMFT, LPC and RPT Supervision

Dr. Becky Davenport provides LMFT and Play Therapy post-graduate supervision. For more information, contact her at davenport@icfetx.com.

Dr. Nicholas Wilkens provides LMFT and LPC post-graduate supervision. For more information, contact him at wilkens@icfetx.com.

Dr. Jason Northrup provides LMFT and LPC post-graduate supervision. For more information, contact him at northrup@icfetx.com.


Internship Opportunities at the ICFE

There are currently no internship openings at the ICFE. Future opportunities will be posted here. 

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