CCPT and Filial Therapy are treatment modalities based on the premise that play is the language of children, that growth and healing develop from fully and completely accepting the child exactly as she or he is and that safety and structure are essential ingredients. We will focus on skill building with particular focus on the essential CCPT skills, structuring, empathic listening, imaginary play and limit setting. . We will explore understanding themes, recognizing stages of therapy & tracking progress. Difficult types of play, such as trauma play, will be examined. Involving parents will be covered. Lecture, videos and role-plays will be used. Participants are encouraged to bring case material.