But I am so Mad!!! Play Therapy for Angry Children and Adolescents

March 15, 2023, and March 16, 2023 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time

Date/ Time:

March 15, 2023, and March 16, 2023

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time

Live Webinar


Angry children and adolescents tend to be a difficult group of clients to treat for many therapists. Anger management programs that are about talking it out do not seem to work. Play therapy helps children work through their angry feelings and channel that anger appropriately. Children and adolescents have to learn to direct the energy that mounts inside when they become angry. This Live Webinar will lead participants in the acquisition of play therapy techniques to use with angry children and adolescents to break through the resistance, engage them in therapy, and help them manage their anger in a constructive way. Videos, case studies, and skill practice will enhance the presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe at least three specific anger modulation play therapy strategies.
  • Demonstrate three specific ways to engage an angry child playfully using cognitive-behavioral play therapy as well as Release Play Therapy.
  • Compare the difference between anger and aggression and how play therapy can differentiate between the two.
  • Explain the therapeutic powers of play and how to use them with an aggressive child in play therapy sessions.
  • Discuss how anger is processed and the levels of anger that children experience and utilize play therapy techniques to increase awareness.
  • Explain how the angry child may perceive the world, and what a play therapist can do to help change their perceptions

Your Instructor

Heidi G. Kaduson Ph.D., RPT-S
Heidi G. Kaduson Ph.D., RPT-S

Dr. Heidi Gerard Kaduson is a licensed clinical child psychologist in New York and New Jersey. She received her Ph.D. from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She specializes in the evaluation and intervention services for children with a variety of behavioral, emotional, and learning problems.

Dr. Kaduson uses Play Therapy for individual counseling, group psychotherapy, and social skills training. She has lectured throughout the world on Play Therapy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and Learning Disabilities. She has trained and/or supervised thousands of individuals around the world. Dr. Kaduson is Past-President and a past-Member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Play Therapy, as well as the Director of The Play Therapy Training Institute.

Dr. Kaduson is editor and author of many books: The Quotable Play Therapist; The Playing Cure; and 101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques, 101 More Favorite Play Therapy Techniques, 101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques, Vol. III, Short Term Play Therapy, Game Play Therapy, Short Term Play Therapy, Second Edition, Contemporary Play Therapy, and Foundations of Play Therapy, Second Edition, Short Term Play Therapy, Third Edition, Prescriptive Play Therapy: Tailoring Interventions for Specific Childhood Problems, Play Therapy Across the Lifespan, Play Therapy with Children: Modalities for Change, as well as Play Therapy for Siblings (in press). Dr. Kaduson also has a CEU DVD Series entitled Play Therapy for Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, as well as a CEU DVD Series entitled Play Therapy for Children with ADHD. Dr. Kaduson maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy and Play Therapy in Monroe Township, New Jersey.

CE Information:

This Webinar meets APT's definition of a "Live Webinar". The Play Therapy Training Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 95-002.

APT Category: Theory (1) Special topics (5)

Please Note: The CE certificate will be awarded within 3 business days to those who attend the entire webinar, complete a multiple-choice test, and fill out course evaluations. No partial credit will be given. Play Therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.

All of our Live Webinars meet APT's requirements to provide "Live Webinar Non-Contact CE" credit. In order to be eligible, participants must keep their cameras on throughout the webinar. Please contact us with any questions.

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