Are you kidding? An Introduction to Play Therapy

307-300x200This workshop will present the history, theories and components of play therapy as a model to work therapeutically with children, adolescents and families.  Theories covered will include psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral,   humanistic, Ecosystemic Play Therapy, family therapy and expressive arts.  Learning will be both didactic and experiential.  This course meets one of the course requirements for basic play therapy education to be a Registered Play Therapist.



Learning Objectives
After this workshop participants will be able to:
1. Examine and identify at least 3 different theoretical approaches to the practice of play therapy.
2. Describe at least 2 precautions for working with children in play therapy.
3. Describe and practice at least 3 evidenced-based play therapy interventions.
4. Explain at least 2 differences between directive and non-directive play therapy approaches.
5. Demonstrate at least 2 directive play therapy strategies that support therapeutic change within the play therapy session.
6. Demonstrate at least 2 non-directive play therapy strategies that support therapeutic change within the play therapy session.


This course is for: Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Professional Clinical Counselors.

CE’s provided through the Academy for Play Therapy Training, ™ Mary Ruth Cross is an APT Approved Provider 18-544. CE’s for Marriage & Family Therapists, Licensed Social Workers, Professional Clinical Counselors.

Please note: Certificates of Completion will be awarded at the completion of the workshop to those who paid for CE certification and attend the workshop in its entirety, sign in and out and complete the course evaluation for the workshop.


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