Black Play Therapy

Embark on a Journey of Healing Through Ancestral Roots
Explore cultural resilience and trauma care at our transformative symposium.
Innovative Play Therapy: Nurturing Resilience in Black Communities
Discover cutting-edge techniques for trauma recovery in a culturally responsive manner.
Challenging Narratives with Black Excellence
Connect with professionals, build support, and transform trauma care together.

Symposium Schedule

The Black Play Therapy Symposium is approved to offer play therapy continuing education credit: 

APT Approved Provider 18-532

 

Brighter Day Therapeutic Solutions is seeking approval to offer continuing education credit for counselors and social workers. 

Please check our website for updates.

 

The Black Play Therapy Symposium is more than an event; it’s an opportunity to be part of a movement toward culturally responsive and healing-centered trauma care. Together, we will explore the profound connection between ancestral roots and the journey to healing within the Black community.

This symposium aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver trauma-responsive care that honors cultural heritage, fosters resilience, and promotes holistic healing within the Black community.

Opening Keynote: Moving Beyond Cultural Competence
07/12/2024
9:00 am
12
JUL
Healing Circles & Symbols
07/12/2024
10:15 am
12
JUL
Empowering Black Girls
07/12/2024
1:30 pm
12
JUL
Networking Event: “Challenging Narratives with Black Excellence”
07/12/2024
6:00 pm
12
JUL
Parenting ThroughTrauma
07/13/2024
9:00 am
13
JUL
Narrative Storytelling: Uncovering Stories of Resilience
07/13/2024
1:00 pm
13
JUL
Pride & Play Game Night: "I Want All The Smoke”
07/13/2024
6:00 pm
13
JUL
The "Black Secret": Suicidality & Black Children and Adolescents
07/14/2024
9:00 am
14
JUL

About Us

The Black Play Therapy Symposium, launched in 2019, is a pioneering event dedicated to exploring the therapeutic power of play therapy within Black communities. Our symposium brings together mental health professionals, community advocates, educators, and individuals passionate about mental wellness to engage in meaningful dialogue, learning, and healing.

Our mission is to create a safe and inclusive space where attendees can deepen their understanding of culturally responsive play therapy techniques, trauma healing strategies, and the enduring impact of historical trauma on Black mental health. Through workshops, keynote presentations, and interactive sessions, we strive to introduce participants to practical and advanced tools and insights to support healing and resilience in Black individuals and families.

Key Symposium Highlights

1

Cultural Competence and Sensitivity

Gain a deep understanding of the cultural nuances and historical contexts that shape trauma experiences within the Black community. Learn how to provide culturally responsive trauma services.

2

Innovative Play Therapy Approaches

Discover cutting-edge play therapy techniques and expressive interventions tailored to the unique needs of Black clients. Explore the power of creative modalities in trauma recovery.

3

Ancestral Healing Practices

Delve into the transformative world of ancestral healing practices. Learn how to incorporate storytelling and culturally meaningful interventions into your therapeutic toolkit.

4

Resilience and Empowerment

Explore narratives of resilience and empowerment within the Black community. Engage in discussions on how individuals and families can draw strength from their cultural heritage to overcome adversity.

5

Community and Network Building

Connect with fellow mental health professionals, paraprofessionals, and experts in the field. Build a supportive network of like-minded individuals committed to trauma-responsive care.

6

Keynote Speaker

Be inspired by our keynote speaker, who will share their expertise and insights on trauma healing and culturally responsive mental health practices with Black communities.

7

Dynamic Workshops

Participate in experiential and hands-on workshops led by experienced clinicians and thought leaders in play therapy and trauma treatment.

8

Practical Tools and Resources

Leave with practical tools, resources, and strategies you can immediately apply in your clinical practice or work with Black communities.

We look forward to welcoming you to this transformative symposium experience. Together, we will embark on a path to healing through ancestral roots, enriching our approach to trauma care and strengthening Black communities.

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Get in Touch with Us

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Phone

540-300-1899

Email

hello@blackplaytherapy.com

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Join Us for A Transformative Training Experience

The Black Play Therapy Symposium is more than an event; it’s an opportunity to be part of a movement toward culturally responsive and healing-centered trauma care. Together, we will explore the profound connection between ancestral roots and the journey to healing within the Black community.


Don’t miss this chance to expand your knowledge, network with peers, and gain valuable insights into trauma-responsive care that can transform lives. Register now to secure your spot at this groundbreaking symposium!

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Symposium Goals

Join us for the Black Play Therapy Symposium, a groundbreaking event dedicated to addressing and healing the unique mental health challenges Black communities face. This symposium is designed to create a safe and supportive space where mental health professionals, therapists, educators, and advocates can come together to explore the powerful healing potential of play therapy within the context of the Black experience. We can collectively work towards helping Black communities heal from trauma, acknowledge the unique needs and struggles they face, and foster resilience and well-being.

The Black Play Therapy Symposium aims to achieve the following goals:

1

Foster Healing

Recognize and acknowledge the historical and systemic traumas that Black communities have endured for generations. Provide a platform for healing through culturally sensitive and trauma-informed play therapy approaches.

2

Promote Cultural Humility

Encourage mental health professionals to deepen their understanding of the unique cultural, social, and historical factors that impact the mental health of Black individuals and families. Explore ways to integrate cultural humility into therapy practices.

3

Empower Therapists

Equip therapists with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to effectively address the mental health needs of Black clients, children, and families through play therapy techniques.

4

Community Building

Create a supportive and collaborative network of professionals, advocates, and community members committed to improving the mental health outcomes of Black individuals. Encourage dialogue and the sharing of best practices.