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From Play to Practice: Incorporating Cultural Humility in Play Therapy

February 18 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This is a virtual training only, no in person training option.


This is a virtual-only training. It meets the criteria for a Live Webinar.

Please note that there will not be a recording of this webinar, as you will be on video.

Please come with openness, curiosity, and acceptance of others’ views, life experiences, and thoughts.

Association of Play Therapy Competency for this webinar is:

Special Subject

Requirements as of January 1, 2023

Play Therapy Cultural and Social Diversity Topics – 6 hours for 150 training hours towards RPT credentialing

Two (2) hours must be in cultural & social diversity specific to play therapy for RPT renewal

The Association For Play Therapy defines play therapy as “the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process, wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development.”

Join this 3-hour live training session, “From Play to Practice: Incorporating Cultural Humility in Play Therapy,” to use a clinical lens of more cultural humility and an inclusive therapeutic approach. In this professionally curated session, we’ll explore the intricate dynamics of personal and professional influences on therapeutic rapport, helping you connect authentically with clients from diverse backgrounds.

Gain practical strategies for recognizing and addressing microaggressions in play therapy, fostering an environment of safety and respect. Discover techniques that empower clients and strengthen therapeutic bonds with clients and their families. Elevate your play therapy practice and promote social justice within your therapeutic relationships.

Sign up your spot to embark on this transformative journey from play to practice.

The focus will help you to openly discuss and share your concerns and hopes in supporting all clients and their families.

L earning Objectives:

1. Identify the influence of our personal and professional values, beliefs, and life experiences on establishing a safe and collaborative therapeutic rapport with clients.

2. Analyze the implications of current and historical racial injustices on clients’ physical and emotional reactions during sessions.

3. List techniques and activities in play therapy that foster empowerment, support, and constructive therapeutic bonds with both clients and their families.

T his training is will offer:

L ive Webinar Hours for the Association For Play Therapy and Continuing Education Hours from the National Board of Certified Counselors

Next Place Therapy Services is an approved APT Provider #17-526

N ext Place Therapy Services, LLC is an approved NBCC Provider #7270

Questions or Concerns, please get in touch with the trainer Sabra Starnes, at

Next Place Therapy Training Refund Policy:

The training policy for this live webinar or in-person training is there are no refunds, Please check your schedule before signing up to ensure you can attend the entire webinar.

Also, the time zone for all webinars and in-person training is Eastern Time Zone unless noted that it’s a different time zone. Please check your time zone to ensure you attend at the correct time. Please check your time zone Please check your time zone here.

If you have an emergency or illness on the webinar or in-person training day, please contact the organizer as soon as possible to discuss further.

By registering for this event, you acknowledge that this webinar/in-person training may be canceled prior to the scheduled webinar/in-person training if an adequate number of participants do not register to attend.

Thank you

Sabra Starnes Instructor/Organizer, Next Place Therapy Services, LLC

About the Presenter:

Sabra Starnes is a Clinical Social Worker, a transracial Adoptee, and an adoptive mother of two sons. Sabra and her twin sister were adopted as infants in a closed domestic adoption. Growing up in a transracial family in the Midwest had many joys and challenges. Sabra and her family experienced racism and discrimination as a transracial family.

As an expert adoption therapist for the past 23 years, she has the personal experience and professional training to work with Adoptees and adoptive families. She strongly advocates for children in care to have permanency or reunify with their birth families.

She is the Founder of Next Place Therapy Foundation, a non-profit she founded in 2020 with the mission to provide post-adoption support to the Adoptee and adoptive families locally and nationally.

Sabra received her bachelor’s in Social Work from Bennett College, her Master’s in Social Work from Catholic University, and a Master’s in Education from American University. She specializes in adoption, foster care, parenting issues, and skills.

She provides adoption counseling and consultation using an attachment-based therapy connected with expressive therapies. Furthermore, she is passionate about her clinical work in speaking and training on adoption locally and nationally on various adoption topics to amply the adoptee experience.

As a lifelong learner, she has received training in Brainspotting, EMDR, IFS, Sandtray, Theraplay, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, and Trusted Behavior Relation Intervention.


Sabra Starnes, LICSW,LCSW-C, RPT-S, M.Ed
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