Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy - Advanced

April 26, 2021, April 27, 2021 and April 30, 2021 7:00PM-9:00PM ET


April 26, 2021, April 27, 2021 and April 30, 2021

7:00 PM-9:00 PM Eastern Time

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time


Live Webinar

Course Materials:

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Participants must have completed the level 1 Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy- Basic course before attending this advanced course. In this ever-difficult world for children, anxiety and other emotional problems seem to be on the rise. This advanced workshop will do an in-depth training with cognitive-behavioral play therapy and review the step-by-step process used to help facilitate healing through empirically tested techniques. A thorough review of Beck, Ellis, Bandura, and Meichenbaum will be covered. Participants will be creating their own techniques through this workshop. The Cognitive-behavioral techniques in play therapy will be illustrated, as well as experienced. DVDs of the creation and use of the techniques will be supplementing the didactic presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the basics of Rational Emotive Therapy and how it can be applied to play therapy for children
  • Identify how cognitive and behavioral techniques can supplement learning of new skills and enhance self-esteem.
  • Demonstrate some cognitive techniques and how they can be modified to apply to children of all ages.
  • Describe advanced approaches to using cognitive-behavioral therapy for treatment of child and help with school.
  • Explain how to run groups with this approach to help with social skills.
  • Identify the core ingredients to cognitive behavioral play therapy and how to use their powers.

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. She is obtaining her masters in Psychopharmacology for Prescribing Psychologists.
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, Inc.

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 as well as Prescriptive Play Therapy. Dr. Kaduson also has a CEU DVD Series entitled Play Therapy for Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, as well as a 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.

Course Curriculum

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CE Information:
Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for (6hrs) CONTACT CE Hours. The Play Therapy Training Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 95-002

APT CE Hour Area: History (1); Seminal or historically Significant Theory (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.

Effective May 15, 2020 through June 30, 2021, APT Approved Providers may temporarily offer "contact" hours for online continuing education." All of our Live webinars during this time period will meet APT's requirements to provide "Contact CE" credit. In order to be eligible, participants must keep their cameras on throughout the webinar. Please contact us with any questions.

For general information, special needs, or grievances, please contact Beth Couturier at [email protected] You will receive a response within 24 hours

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