About This Course

This is a LIVE, VIRTUAL training that will take place on Friday, September 9, 2022 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST).

Play therapists need to be ready to respond to crises involving suicidal ideation and intent.  This session uses a culturally-informed lens to review suicidal risks and warning signs in young children referred for play therapy.  Play therapists in school and clinical settings will learn skills to use for targeted and play-based screening, assessment, and intervention for children and families.


Learning Objectives

  1. Identify common suicide warning signs and risk factors for young children referred to play therapy
  2. Describe approaches for screening and assessing for suicidality during play therapy
  3. Demonstrate skills needed for suicide assessment and intervention to support children and families during play therapy

Continuing Education

This training is approved for 3 CE Hours for the following continuing education bodies:

Association for Play Therapy

Revelation of Hope Counseling Services is an APT Approved Provider #21-653.

The APT Covid-19 exception rule expires June 30, 2022.  At the present time, this training shall grant Non-Contact CE Credit.  The APT policy and rules will be closely monitored and in the event the exception rule is extended, the credit this training grants will be modified.

National Association of Social Workers, Tennessee Chapter
This program was approved by the National Association of Social Workers – Tennessee Chapter (Provider Number: NASWTN 2022-0014) for 3.0 continuing education units.

Professionals in attendance at this conference are encouraged to review Chapter 1365-1 to ensure the workshop they are attending is applicable and appropriate to their professional development.  The Tennessee Board of Social Work Certification and Licensure does not pre-approve continuing education programs.  It is the responsibility of the LMSW/LCSW, using their professional judgment, to justify that the continuing educational program meets the guidelines of Chapter 1365-1 and is relevant to their professional practice. 

Professional Counselors, Marital and Family Therapists, and Clinical Pastoral Therapists, State of Tennessee
As stated within the rules and regulations of the State of Tennessee Board for Professional Counselors (0450-01-.12-(5)-(a)-1-vi and vii), Marital and Family Therapists (0450-02-.12-(5)-(a)-1-vi and vii), and Clinical Pastoral Therapists (0450-03-.12-(5)-(a)-1-vi and vii), the hours approved for this event by NASW-TN chapter are considered pre-approved hours acceptable for submission of documentation for continuing professional development for individuals licensed by this Board.  This event is approved for 3.0 clock hours.

Participants are responsible for ensuring this program meets the individual requirements of your licensure and/or certificate.


Director, Play Therapy Institute @ UMSL

Emily Brown, Ph.D., LPC, RPT-S, NCC

Dr. Emily Brown is the Director of the Play Therapy Institute at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Program and teaches graduate courses on play therapy. Her research focuses on counseling services provided to children experiencing loss, crisis, and trauma. Dr. Brown is also a Certified Trainer for Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR), an evidence-based suicide prevention program. She has over 15 years of experience using play therapy in school and clinical settings.