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Training 2015 -

Get in on the Play!


Be The Ripple!  Mindful Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy

Basic Theory, Techniques, & Interventions

6 CE’s Available

Saturday March 14. 2015

(register for cognitive behavioral full day training in drop down box)

Tools to significantly increase your repertoire

Therapy Training NYCognitive behavioral therapy is a significantly effective modality for anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, and ADD/ADHD.  This training will give you the basic skills needed to provide effective cognitive behavioral play therapy techniques with understanding of the theory behind the treatment.  In this 6 hour work shop learn effective cognitive behavioral techniques for use in the playroom, intervention strategies for use with parents and teachers, and effective conceptualization methods that will enable you to create your own cognitive behavioral play therapy interventions.  An overview of the basic theory involved in CBPT will be presented as well as techniques in action with children/teens in therapy sessions.   A fun, productive, accredited training in a playful, private practice setting!


Therapy With A Twist, 208 W. 260th St., Bronx, NY 10471

Directions: The doorway is at the rear of the house – turn right at the bottom of the driveway – door is on the back of the house.  Private practice setting, play room provided!

When: Saturday June 22, 2014

Time:  9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost:  $145 plus a $15 registration fee


To Contact Wendy:  646-213-0294 or



NY Play Therapy Training – The Language of Play

Intensive Experiential Training in the Core Skill of Child Centered Play Therapy!

Sunday Jan. 25, 9:00 -4:30

Provider # 06172

You will get very individualized coaching and training in a supportive and experiential atmosphere.

  • Small Group Play Therapy Training
  • Private Practice setting – individualized attention
  • Experiential clinical training in a working lay room
  • Leave this Training with the ability to use the skills!

When:  Sunday Jan. 25 – 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 Where:  Therapy With a Twist,

208 W. 260, Bronx NY  10471


9:30 – 4:30 (1 hour lunch, 2- 15 min. breaks)

CEs Granted:



$145 plus a $15 registration/CE fee


In this workshop, participants will get an intensive skill basked introductory training on the language of child centered play.  Although considered a basic skill, many clinicians working with children have never had a training specific to the language of child centered play.  Do you know what to say in a therapy session when a child:

  • Gets up to walk out of the door?
  • Won’t stay Still?
  • Makes a mess?
  • Starts to cry?
  • Is acting out aggressive play scenes?
  • Doesn’t want to play?
  • Won’t answer questions?
  • Looks at you like you’re crazy?
  • Tells you that you sound funny?
  • Wants you to pretend to be a baby?
  • Tries to kill a baby doll?
  • Wants to put handcuffs on you?

Learn valuable language skills that will facilitate your ability to provide therapeutic intervention with children, teens, parents, and families.  Essential skills that will empower you to teach parents, teachers, and care-givers how to set appropriate limits, better understand their inner motivations, and how to effectively support their ability to communicate.

If you struggle with what to say when working with a child therapeutically or how to set appropriate limits, then you will benefit from this training. This training is for anyone working with children and families who has the desire to increase their knowledge and skill base in the language of play!




Road-Tested Play Therapy Techniques for Working with Boys

Saturday, May 17 – 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Boys ages 4-14 can be particularly challenging to engage in clinical work. This workshop will examine how the things we’ve come to learn about working with boys may be part of the problem.  Participants will then learn a variety of play therapy and creative arts therapy techniques, used effectively with many challenging clients, for working with these boys.6 CE Play Therapy Credits available.

About the trainers:

Wendy Ludlow, LCSW, RPT-S, is the author of “Short-Group Play Therapy for children whose parents are separated or divorced”.  She is currently co-authoring a book on the theory and methodology of the integration of energy work into traditional therapy/play therapy.  She has worked for the past 25 years with boys of all ages in inpatient, residential, foster care, school, and private practice settings as both a clinician and supervisor.  She is the mother of two children, both of whom have special needs.  She currently practices in the N.W. Bronx, NY.  SEE:

Craig Haen, Ph.D., RDT, CGP, LCAT,  is contributing editor of the book Engaging Boys in Treatment: Creative Approaches to the Therapy Process.  He has worked for the past 15 years with boys in inpatient, residential and crisis shelter settings as both a clinician and supervisor.  He is currntly in private practice in White Plains, NY.    SEE:


Supervision & CE Group 2013/14 DETAILS

Limited to 6 participants

This group meets monthly October – July on a Sunday morning.  There is 1 hour of supervision, and 1 hour of play therapy training.  Participants will learn about child centered play therapy, cognitive behavioral play therapy, and play therapy techniques.  This is a great way to develop play therapy skills, to practice presenting in a safe group setting, to network, and to practice in an in-vivo environment.  Please call with questions!  This is a fun, intimate, productive group.


Sundays from 10:00AM – 12:15PM on the following dates:

October 20, Nov. 17,   Dec.8,  Jan. 26,  Feb.23,  Mar.30,  Ap.27,  May 18,  June 29,  July 13


208 West 260th Street, Riverdale (Da Bronx) NY, 10471


Sunday mornings from 10:00AM – 12:15PM

Missed groups:

Make up assignments given for CEU credit if a make up group cannot be made. Opportunities will be made to make up missed groups.

Deadline to register:

ASAP space permitting – limited to 6 participants (register here)

Credit granted:

Basic play therapy training certificate given – approved by The Association for Play Therapy provider # 06-512: 9 Play Therapy CE’s, 9 hrs. group supervision


$150 per monthly group (10% discount if total is paid up front)

$25 non-refundable registration fee

**Sliding fee made available – contact Wendy at

Note: Members must commit to full series and either pay in full up front or bring dated checks for each month to first class. Checks will be held and deposited on or after the date of the scheduled group.


Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy

Structured play therapy tools that make a difference: an introduction

Provider for The Association for Play Therapy # 06172

An important training for anyone working with children that have disruptive behavioral issues. Learn how to begin treatment for a child with ADHD and/or other disruptive behavioral  issues, and for his/her parents too. In addition, learn the basic strategies and pitfalls that you need to know to be effective.

Next Training Date:



$145 plus a $5 registration fee

**Discounts are provided to those in need! Please contact Wendy Ludlow at Therapy With A Twist for more information.


Phone: (646) 213-0294

CEs Offered:

6 CEs offered

Max Enrollment:

Limited to 10 participants


Adventurous or Dangerous?  Misbehaved or mismanaged?  Troublemakers or idea-creators?  Leaders or Bullies?NY Play Therapy Training

In this workshop, participants will get an intensive skill based introductory training on cognitive behavioral play therapy and effective strategies for beginning treatment.  Myths about ADHD and other disruptive behavioral disorders will be debunked, as well as myths about treatment strategies.  A parenting model will be over-viewed, and the importance of conceptualization of these children and their environments will be emphasized.  A beginning skill set to utilize in the playroom will be demonstrated through video demonstration and experiential exercises.  Although their are basic strategies considered critical to intervention for children with disruptive behavior disorders such as ADHD, many clinicians working with these children have never had a training specific to such skills and common pitfalls – particularly with an emphasis on keeping it in the realm of playful – evidenced – therapeutic intervention.

Learn valuable language skills that will facilitate your ability to provide therapeutic intervention for children with ADHD or other disruptive behavioral disorders.  Learn the beginning essential skills that will empower you as an effective treatment provider.

If you struggle with how to provide intervention for this population, then you will benefit from this training.  This training is for anyone working with children and families who have the desire to increase their knowledge and skill base in the language of play therapy for children with ADHD and other disruptive behavioral disorders.

Play Tank Manifesto! Create Your Own Play Therapy Techniques

6 CE’s available – date to be announced

Limited to 10 participants

Provider # 06172

Learn several new play therapy techniques, manifest creativity through art and play, incorporate child centered play, cognitive behavioral therapy, and energy work into the creation of your own techniques! Leave with a booklet full of new techniques created at this training. Including yours!


To Be Announced


Therapy With a Twist – 208 W. 260th, Bronx NY 10471 (Private practice setting – play room and other supplies included)

When:  Sunday July 13, 2013

CE’s Granted:



$145 plus a $15 registration fee

Led By:

Wendy Ludlow, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist-supervisor and an approved provider of The Association for Play Therapy.

Registration Deadline

Please register promptly. Confirmation will be sent to all registrants via email – please ensure receipt of confirmation.


In this 6 hour work shop you will be taken on a journey into a think tank turned play tank and manifest your own play therapy technique/s. First your will learn several new play therapy techniques developed by this trainer, then you will be immersed in creative activity, and ultimately you will be given a template for creating your own play therapy techniques.

The building blocks of creativity will be discussed, and your imagination will be tapped. Leave with a booklet of all the techniques created during this workshop – including yours! Integrate child centered play therapy with cognitive behavioral therapy and other directive styles. Develop YOUR style and build your expertise.

This will be a fun, creative, and productive day with something to show for it. Experiential exercises will facilitate your creative finesse and productivity. Leave this training with new strategies and techniques readily available to add to your repertoire.

Our training sessions are also a terrific networking opportunity also!





Play Therapy Techniques

APT Training Provider # 06-172

1.5 CEs Offered

A 1.5 hour teleconference from the comfort of your own home or office!

Learn at least 10 new Play Therapy Techniques and Be Ready to Use Them!

Unique Techniques to support:

  • self-soothing ability
  • problem solving ability
  • reduction in anxiety
  • replacement of behavioral problems
  • improvement of Frustration tolerance
  • development of coping skills


Simple, affordable, and effective! After this training, you will be ready to implement the techniques


To Be Announced


On your phone!  Bring your lunch – Teleconference for 1.5 hrs. Teleconference details to be given upon registration.


3-4:30 p.m. NYC Time





Learn Play Therapy Where the Kids Live it!

Add positive energy and playfulness to your style

Make connections

Develop Your Expertise

Small group, interactive, playful, and conscious focused learning




(Sunday) Therapy With a Twist located at 208 W. 260th, Bronx NY 10471. Training is located in the quiet neighborhood of N.W. Riverdale in The Bronx – near the #1 train/#9 bus.

Max Enrollment:

***Limited to 8 participants***


In this play therapy group training series you will get the support, attention, and quality individualized clinical training and supervision that you deserve. Earn supervision and Play Therapy CEU credit while building relationships and skills in this 10 month series. Topics include but are not limited to: child centered play therapy, cognitive behavioral play therapy, drama play therapy, art play therapy, group play therapy, positive behavioral support,parent coaching, and filial play therapy. You will also learn about how a play therapy practice functions.

Training will take place in the comfortable private practice setting of Wendy Ludlow, LCSW, aka Therapy With at Twist. The Play room will be open!