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July 2020

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
Where You Are United States

All proceeds from the Tanager Place Golf Outing benefited Tanager Place programs and services. Those needs remain, even as our annual event is canceled for this year. General Mills has faithfully partnered with us throughout the years to make this event possible, but the ongoing pandemic has created too many risks and challenges for the 2020 event. As our CEO Okpara Rice and General Mills Strategic Partnership Manager Mike Murdock wrote in a letter to past participants: "Your health and…

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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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Youth Mental Health First Aid

September 18 @ 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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October 2020

Building Attachment and Connection through Family Play Therapy

October 2 @ 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tanager Place Estle Center, 1030 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
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Presenter: Joella Gerber, LISW CEs: 6.5 Breaks: 10:15 a.m., 12-1 p.m., 2:45 p.m. Location: Lower Level Training RoomChildren’s connections to their caregivers vastly impact brain development, their ability to regulate, and relationships throughout their lifetimes. Assisting children and families in building positive connections and attachments in childhood helps improve current functioning and future mental health. In this workshop, participants will learn about attachment theory, assessing attachment, and how to apply attachment theory to clients and their parents when conceptualizing play…

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Resiliency & Trauma-Informed Care Symposium

October 15 @ 8:00 AM
Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, 52404
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Download materials and view the video from our May 2020 Pre-Symposium virtual event. 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…

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November 2020

Fostering Resilience for Children of Trauma through Play Therapy

November 6 @ 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Tanager Place Estle Center, 1030 5th Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
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Presenter: Lindsey Swales, LISW, RPT-S, CTP CEs: 3 Break: 10:15 a.m. Location: Lower Level Training RoomThis workshop will assist play therapists in deepening their knowledge regarding trauma and adverse childhood experiences. Participants will learn ways to identify and assess for childhood adversity as well as resilience factors. Participants will learn techniques and core practices to implement in play therapy to foster resilience, hope and well-being in clients. Learning Objectives: Attendees will identify the impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences and…

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December 2020

Use of Sand Tray in Play Therapy

December 2 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tanager Place Estle Center, 1030 5th Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
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Presenter: Tonya Hotchkin, LMFT, RPT, CTP CEs: 5.5 Breaks: 10:30 a.m., 12-1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Location: Lower Level Training RoomIn this workshop, you will spend time learning the history of sand tray play therapy and the powerful impact is has in the treatment process. You will learn everything you need to know about sand tray play therapy, including, the use of sand tray play therapy, materials needed and how to conduct a sand tray play therapy session from beginning to end. Learning Objectives:…

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April 2021

LGBTQ Youth Prom

April 17, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
The Olympic, 1202 3rd Street SE, Suite 200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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All middle and high school students, including allies, are invited to attend the 2021 LGBTQ Youth Prom on Saturday, April 17. Our theme: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." Located in the 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 also will be crowned. Those who attend will be entertained by special guests and DJ Joe Ritland…

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