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In-Service Training: Child's Play: Therapeutic Use of Play for Abused and Neglected Children

Thursday, February 15, 2024
5:30 pm7:30 pm

Child’s Play: Therapeutic Use of Play for Abused and Neglected Children

Brian L. Bethel is the founder and Director of Interplay Counseling and Consultation Services. Brian is a Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor (PCC-S), a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC III), and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) with specialized training in counseling children, adolescents, and families. In addition to his counseling practices, Brian is an adjunct faculty member with Capella University. Additionally, is an independent trainer and consultant. He has provided consultation services to various schools, social service agencies, court systems, and foster care agencies. Brian serves as an independent trainer and consultant with the Ohio Child Welfare Program where he was recognized for his training excellence as a recipient of the “Rising Star” award in 2007 and the “Linda Pope” award in 2014. In 2018, Brian was also awarded an Award of Excellence in Research from the Association for Play Therapy.

This trainings is being sponsored by a generous grant from the GPD Group. In 2014, GPD Group established a 501(c)(3) medium named the “GPD Group Employees’ Foundation, Inc.” to aid in channeling donations that will enrich the K-12 public education experience and support at-risk children and those with medical and special needs. By focusing their efforts on improving the lives of children, they are developing a long-term commitment to investing in the communities they serve.