Cornerstone Counseling Center, LLC


 2102 Franklin Street

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Phone: (256) 519-9000

Fax: (256) 519-9002





September 22, 2018

Play Therapy Training Series

Facilitating Play Therapy through Parent-Child Relationships   


8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Check-In begins at 8:00 am- WORKING LUNCH- BRING YOUR LUNCH

8.0 Contact Hours (Clinical)



Presenter: Christina E. Villarreal-Davis, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC


Location: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 200 Longwood Dr SE Huntsville, AL 35801


Description: It has been noted that one of the most challenging aspects in counseling children is working with the parents or guardians. In play therapy, the play therapist must establish a collaborative and working relationship with their child client’s parental figures in order for the play therapy process to be established, facilitated, and progress. If a parent feels uninvolved, criticized, or disregarded, the play therapy process can be hindered, or at worst, services terminated. Involving parents in the process of play therapy has many therapeutic benefits for both the child and parental figures.  Research also indicated there is a greater effect when parents are involved in the play therapy process. As such, this is an extremely important topic in counseling children and play therapists need to be informed and knowledgeable on the meticulous process of parent consultations in play therapy. When play therapists have a full understanding of the characteristics needed to build a therapeutic alliance with parents, can achieve the main goal of the initial parent contact and consultation, are able to explore the child’s play behaviors and themes in ongoing parent consultations, are capable in teaching and building parenting skills while respecting the family’s culture, both child and parental figures experience optimal care.


Learning Objectives Include:


· Understand the attitudes needed to build a collaborative and working relationship with parental figure(s) in order for the play therapy process to be established, facilitated, and progress.

· Comprehend the process of parent consultation in play therapy, including the main goal of the initial parent contact and consultation, as well as ongoing parent consultations.

· Identify effective parenting skills and creative strategies to use during parent consultations that relate to the child’s needs, play behaviors, and play themes.

· Gain knowledge and understanding of the history, development, and objectives of Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT).

· Recognize the unique features of CPRT, including the training and supervision of CPRT filial therapists.

· Become aware of the critical components in facilitating the process of CPRT.

· Examine CPRT skills, concepts, and attitudes to be taught.

· Identify the major components and training process of each session in CPRT's 10-Session Filial Therapy Model.


Cost:    $125 Early-bird (by 09/14/18)

    $150 Regular (through 09/21/18)

    $175 Late/On-Site


 Cornerstone Counseling Center, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6834. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Cornerstone Counseling Center, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.



Cornerstone Counseling Center, LLC has been approved by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners, #0575.


Cornerstone Counseling Center, LLC has been approved by the Association for Play Therapy- APT, Provider 18-542.



Refund and Cancellation Policy:

Refunds are granted, less a $25 administrative fee, for those requests received in writing by email within two weeks of the seminar. Email requests to No refunds will be given if received less than two weeks from the seminar. If a person fails to attend the seminar and fails to contact us prior to the seminar about a cancellation, no refunds will be issued nor applied to a future seminar. If Cornerstone Counseling Center, LLC cancels any seminars, a full refund will be given. Cornerstone Counseling Center, LLC reserves the right to cancel any seminars due to low enrollment, weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. By enrolling in a seminar, you agree to and will adhere to this policy.


Replacement Certificate Policy:

It is the policy and procedure of Cornerstone Counseling Center, LLC to provide our customers with a certificate of attendance at the end of each seminar. In the event that someone needs a replacement certificate, email our office at and request a new certificate. Please provide your name, course title and date. Please be advised that there will be a fee of $20 for a replacement certificate.

























Christina E. Villarreal-Davis, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC: Dr. Christina Villarreal-Davis received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University in 2008. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor, a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor, and a National Certified Counselor. She has over 17 years of experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples with various emotional, behavioral, and mental health concerns. She specializes in working with children utilizing play and sandtray therapy, as well as enhancing parenting skills and attachment through Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT). Dr. Villarreal-Davis has been teaching at the graduate level for over 6 years and has conducted research using CPRT with Hispanic families. Her teaching and research interests include play therapy, sandtray therapy, CPRT, counseling children and adolescents, working with children in foster care, PTSD/trauma, neurobiology and counseling, and student engagement in online counselor education. Dr. Villarreal-Davis has presented and continues to present at the local, state, national, and international levels.




To be added to our email list-send your email to: