Child Centered Play Therapy Recording

Online Course

This course was created from the recording of a Live Webinar held on August 14, 2020.

Online- Live Webinar

Child centered play therapy is a modality that utilizes the child’s natural language of play and the therapeutic relationship to help a child overcome psychosocial, behavioral, relational, and emotional challenges. Through the use of empathic understanding, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard, child centered play therapists utilize the play sessions to help the client heal. This training will help play therapists understand the theory and principles behind child centered play therapy as well as the categories of play therapist responses and the ACT model of limit setting during sessions. Participants will be introduced to the materials that are recommended for a well-equipped play therapy room based on child centered play therapy theory. Implementation of child centered play therapy in a traditional play therapy room will be discussed, as well as how to modify this work to a school setting. An introduction to documentation of a child centered play therapy session will also be provided.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the key figures and timeline in the history of child centered play therapy
  • Identify the eight core principles of child centered play therapy outlined by Virginia Axline
  • Identify and demonstrate the nine categories of responses primarily utilized in child centered play therapy
  • Describe the ACT limit setting model utilized in child centered play therapy
  • Describe the recommended playroom materials in a child centered play therapy session, both in an office setting and in a school setting
  • Describe methods of taking notes during child centered play therapy sessions to ensure appropriate documentation

About Video Quality Control. . .
When first deciding to make these Online Trainings, we had a decision to make: produce them professionally at a very high cost or produce them ourselves at lower cost. Because our goal was to disseminate as much play therapy information as possible to mental health professionals with limited budgets, we decided on the latter. This webinar recording is 6 hours long, yet we’ve been able to keep the costs under $150. The “trade-off” for this is a slight decrease in video quality and rough cuts and transitions. Viewers have consistently commented that the quality of information on them is top-notch.

Your Instructor

Julie Nash, Ph.D., RPT-S
Julie Nash, Ph.D., RPT-S

Dr. Julie Nash is a licensed clinical psychologist and registered play therapist-supervisor. Dr. Nash is the owner of Riverside Psychological Associates, LLC in Centerbrook, CT where she provides individual and family therapy sessions for people across the age range, and provides continuing education trainings in play therapy. She is the President of the New England Association for Play Therapy and involved with the Association for Play Therapy at the national level.

CE Information:
The Play Therapy Training Institute is a an Approved Provider for The Association for Play Therapy (APT Approved Provider 95-002). 6 Hrs. NON-CONTACT CE credits can be earned via these video/webinar recording workshops. To obtain CE credits, you must complete all course content and receive an 80% or higher on the final exam. If you have additional questions about CE credits please contact us at [email protected]

This course is closed for enrollment.