Cornerstone Counseling Center, LLC


 2102 Franklin Street

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Phone: (256) 519-9000

Fax: (256) 519-9002





February 16, 2019

Play Therapy Training Series

Play Therapy: Attachment and Responsiveness to Diversity


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: One of the key elements of play therapy is a qualitatively different adult-child relationship, in which the child is accepted as she/he is in the space of those therapeutic interactions. This acceptance allows the child a sense of safety. Because safety is so essential to emotional health, it is important to foster these adult-child relationships. Further, being sensitive to diversity issues and meeting the needs of the client as they related to ethnicity, race, gender, age, developmental stage, specific issues is key. This workshop will focus on understanding the impact of play therapy on attachment and responding to the diverse needs of each client.


Learning Objectives Include:

· Examine attachment styles and the impact attachment has on the play therapy relationship.

· Understand methods to facilitate attachment outside of the therapeutic environment utilizing filial play therapy and kindertherapy.

· Analyze issues of diversity and how they impact on every facet of play therapy, from choice of materials to the relationship with the client.

· Increase awareness of cultural differences with regard to play.

· Discuss impact of physical, psychosocial, and cognitive development on play and play themes.

· Become aware of best practices for special populations (i.e., children on spectrum, children of divorce, etc…).

· Increase understanding of utilizing play therapy with adolescent clients.

· Gain awareness of methods of incorporating play therapy in work with adults, in individual, group, and couples counseling.



Cost:      $125 Early-bird (by 02/08/19)

               $150 Regular (through 02/15/19)

               $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.





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