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April 2020

LGBTQ Youth Prom

April 18 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
The Olympic, 1202 3rd Street SE, Suite 200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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THE PROM IS POSTPONED. MORE DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE. All middle and high school students, including allies, are invited to attend the 2020 LGBTQ Youth Prom on Saturday, April 18. Our theme: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." Located in the newly renovated and opened Olympic in the NewBo District, the prom will feature dancing (of course!), activities for everyone (including those who don't like dancing), special performances, contests and prizes. Two Kings, two Queens and two Royals…

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May 2020

Play Therapy Basics

May 8 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tanager Place Rockwell Conference Room, 2309 C St. SW
Cedar Rapids , IA 52404 United States
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This training is designed for a new therapist or a therapist who would like to be refreshed in learning about play therapy techniques and interventions. We will cover a basic history and theoretical concepts specific to both directive and non-directive play therapy. Participants will be introduced to toys and materials needed to set up a play therapy room in addition to setting up a portable play therapy kit for traveling play therapists. Participants will also learn basic interventions such as…

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

May 12 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tanager Place Estle Center, 1030 5th Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
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Presenter: TBA Breaks: 10:30 a.m., 12-1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Location: Lower Level Training Room Who should attend? Parents, social workers, mental health authorities, educators, administrators, substance abuse professionals, coaches, law enforcement, daycare providers, etc.If you saw someone choking, chances are you would know exactly what to do. If you saw someone having a panic attack, chances are you wouldn’t know what to do. There is a real health crisis for our kids, one in five children have a diagnosable mental health challenge…

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Resiliency & Trauma-Informed Care Symposium

May 22 @ 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Coe College, 1220 1st Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 United States
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The Tanager Place Training & Education Institute invites you to be part of this valuable professional development experience in Cedar Rapids. Dr. Tina Payne Bryson Our first keynote speaker for the 2020 symposium is Dr. Tina Payne Bryson. Dr. Bryson is the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Connection, a multidisciplinary clinical practice, and of The Play Strong Institute in Pasadena, CA.  She is a pediatric and adolescent psychotherapist who makes frequent media appearances, keynotes conferences, provides consultations, and conducts workshops all…

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June 2020

Use of Narrative Therapy within Play

June 19 @ 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Tanager Place Estle Center, 1030 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
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Presenter: Kelly Mayer, LISW, and Jillian Polaski, LMFT CEs: 4 Break: 10:30 a.m. Location: Lower Level Training RoomAs experts on their own lives, attendees will learn new perspectives on how to integrate the experiences of a child with their sense of identity in present time. Narrative therapy looks to empower individuals as the experts of their own life and children are no different. Through intentional efforts, play therapy can assist in supporting a child to take ownership of their personal narrative…

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July 2020

How to Utilize Bilateral Stimulation in Play Therapy

July 10 @ 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Tanager Place Rockwell Conference Room, 2309 C St. SW
Cedar Rapids , IA 52404 United States
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Presenter: Dawn Neff, LISW CEs:3 Break: 10 a.m. Location: C Street, Rockwell Conference RoomIn this workshop, participants will gain knowledge of how the brain works and how the use of bilateral stimulation can be used to create and strengthen positive neuro-networks. Learn various bilateral stimulation techniques as a way to aid children in being able to create and access adaptive responses within play therapy. Learning Objectives: Explain how the brain functions and how pathways are created within the brain through…

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

July 17 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tanager Place Estle Center, 1030 5th Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
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Presenter: TBA Breaks: 10:30 a.m., 12-1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Location: Lower Level Training Room Who should attend? Parents, social workers, mental health authorities, educators, administrators, substance abuse professionals, coaches, law enforcement, daycare providers, etc.If you saw someone choking, chances are you would know exactly what to do. If you saw someone having a panic attack, chances are you wouldn’t know what to do. There is a real health crisis for our kids, one in five children have a diagnosable mental health challenge…

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August 2020

Tanager Place Golf Outing

August 6 @ 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saddleback Ridge Golf Course, 4646 180th St NE
Solon, IA 52333 United States
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Please join us for the 27th annual Tanager Place Golf Outing. All proceeds benefit Tanager Place programs and services. The golf outing will be held at Saddleback Ridge Golf Course in beautiful Solon, and is formatted as a four-person best shot. (Individual registrations also are accepted.) The day includes lunch, dinner, awards, gifts, fun course activities and contests. If you can't join us on the course, please consider sponsoring one of the holes. Special thanks to General Mills, our corporate…

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Family Play Therapy: Theory and Practice

August 7 @ 9:00 AM - August 8 @ 4:00 PM
Tanager Place Estle Center, 1030 5th Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
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Presenter: Jennifer Null, LMFT, RPT-S CEs: 12 Breaks: 12-1 p.m. (each day) Location: Lower Level Training RoomConceptualization and incorporation of the family in play therapy is a common area of difficulty and confusion for therapists; however, this continues to be an essential factor to a child’s potential for growth, healing and progress. In this two day training, therapists will deepen their knowledge and skill set for engaging parents, caregivers, and families throughout the play therapy process as well as an understanding…

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September 2020

Crucial C’s and Personality Priorities in Play Therapy

September 11 @ 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Tanager Place Estle Center, 1030 5th Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
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Presenter: Kelly Mayer, LISW CEs: 4 Break: 10:30 a.m. Location: Lower Level Training RoomWorking to help clients improve their lives is no easy task. Separating a client from their symptoms is extremely difficult and can often make it impossible to conceptualize a case. Adlerian Play Therapy offers a simple, yet fascinating way to conceptualize clients that will optimize the services we provide. In particular, this training aims to teach those in attendance about Personality Priorities and Crucial C’s for the purpose…

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