Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, EMDRIA Approved Consultant
Virtual Family Play Therapy Consultation Group
Eliana Gil and Marshall Lyles
If you want to hear why Eliana and Marshall decided to form this group,
Have you ever stopped to ponder the difference between what led you to become a mental health professional and what keeps you motivated to continue being a mental health professional? And have you given yourself enough time to reflect on how to deepen your understanding of both your skills and what you especially bring to each therapy relationship? This six month professional development experience is designed for you to slow down, become introspective and curious about your therapy role, think through what your challenges and rewards are, and deepen your understanding of how you work with clients when they bring you struggles and worries. Finally, you will have opportunities to consider how each therapy interaction affects and impacts you, your professional development, and past and present issues that you manage while you provide psychotherapy.
We have spent some time thinking over what we would like to offer together, and where our passions intersect. We both very much value the process of therapy, especially play therapy, and we are both committed to helping professionals achieve successful therapy relationships and outcomes. Towards that end, we would like to offer a clinical consultation group that will focus on process, not necessarily technique. At the same time, we’d like to discuss how techniques are developed in the context of each unique client. So we will not be providing didactic teaching. Instead, we will provide a platform for personal and professional exploration in the specific arena of family play therapy.
The consultation group will be limited in size and scope. Each participant will be expected to present a family therapy case in which play can be incorporated. Our goal is to think together about what playful invitations might encourage a different experience for families, and our hope is to ignite the creative process so that there are multiple possibilities, no single technique for everyone.
Videotaped sessions are highly encouraged (just think required unless extreme circumstances prevent this).
This consultation group will be considered advanced, and we are hopeful to have participants who have been practicing for at least three years, who are already working with children and families, and who are willing to present clinical questions that the group leaders can discuss from different perspectives.
This group will meet for two hours once a month for six months. Beginning in January 2021 and ending in June 2021, the group will gather through Zoom on the
third Monday of each month
at 10 am Eastern. You will not earn CEs, but group RPT supervision/consultation hours can be earned.
The cost is $75 per hour ($150 per 2-hour meeting). You can pay the entire amount of $900 at registration or you can pay half at registration and half at the midway point (due before the meeting on April 19). By signing up, you commit to the six months of meeting. No refunds can be provided due to the small size of this group experience.
In order to register, we ask that you meet the following requirements:
Have practiced play therapy for at least 3 years
Have had introductory courses in family systems and play therapy
Have the ability to record video of client sessions for presentation
Have a video release consent form for use with clients (sample can be provided)
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