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Upcoming Training and Classes for 2019

 Basic Non-Directive Play Therapy Skills for Child and Family Intervention

February 15, 2019

Presenter: Becky Davenport, Ph.D., LMFT-S, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor

6 CEUs for Play Therapy, LMFT, LPC, Social Workers!

Cost $125 for training and CEUs

Course Description

Play is the only way children have to express much of their inner world, and solid non-directive play therapy skills are essential for therapists working with children. Through play, children tell us about their lives and needs, their understanding of their worlds, and how they experience relationships. In these two days of training, you will better understand how to utilize a non-directive approach constructively and intentionally, as well as how to educate parents about their children’s development, emotional needs, and therapeutic process based on a deep and broad understanding of play as the communication of children. Learn from instruction, observation, and hands-on experience in ICFE play therapy offices.

Learning Objectives

1- Participants will understand the basic skills of directive and non-directive play therapy. 

2- Participants can conceptualize the history of play therapy practice and current trends in context of advances in empirical understanding of child development and clinical outcomes. 

3- Participants recognize a systemic and attachment-based conceptualization of extending play therapy to be both a child intervention and a family intervention. 

4- Participants will demonstrate utilization of structuring, reflective responses, child-centered engagement, and limit setting in non directive play therapy.


“Is That Normal?”: Developmentally Informed Play Therapy

Presenter~ Becky Davenport, Ph.D., LMFT-S, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor

Date: March 22, 2019

3 APT-Approved CEUs

Time: 9am-12pm

Cost- $50

Location: ICFE Classroom

Play therapists’ knowledge of the type, quality, and complexity of play that are typical for a child at each developmental level is imperative to clinical assessment and treatment planning. This workshop will provide an overview of key developmental milestones across childhood and adolescence with an added focus on play behavior at each developmental phase. Assessment and treatment planning implications for typical and atypical play behavior at each stage will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

1- Recognize and distinguish typical and atypical play behavior based on developmental levels for children from birth to adolescence

2- Recognize and distinguish typical and atypical developmental indicators for social, emotional, physical, and educational development for children age birth to adolescence

3- Consider influence of developmental observations on assessment and diagnosis in play therapy 

4- Integrate developmental assessments into play therapy treatment planning, including into choices between play therapy treatment models

Attachment in Couples Therapy: Country Music Edition

Presenter: Becky Davenport, Ph.D., LMFT-S

Date: May 3, 2019

Time: 9am-4pm

6 CEUs

Cost: $75

Location: ICFE Classroom

Music speaks to us and for us in powerful ways that can’t be duplicated through other means. Sue Johnson, the founder of EFT, describes adult attachment dynamics as a “dance”, and our job as couples therapists is to learn to listen to the attachment dance and help the couple learn the steps of a secure attachment dance. 

I once heard it said that there is a country song for every occasion. I am not sure about “every” occasion, though it is quite possible. However, there are definitely a multitude of country songs for each attachment style and attachment injury experience. In this workshop, we will use songs to understand and connect with the human experience and expressions of romantic attachment. Treatment planning for couples, including discernment counseling and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, will be discussed for our country-music derived case studies.

Come have fun and learn with us. Singing along and dancing are allowed.





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.


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 [email protected]


LMFT, LPC and RPT Supervision

Dr. Becky Davenport provides LMFT and Play Therapy post-graduate supervision. For more information, contact her at [email protected]

Dr. Nicholas Wilkens provides LMFT and LPC post-graduate supervision. For more information, contact him at [email protected]

Dr. Jason Northrup provides LMFT and LPC post-graduate supervision. For more information, contact him at [email protected]


Internship Opportunities at the ICFE

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

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