Using Play Therapy to Facilitate a Child's Strategies for Change: Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy

August 3, 2024 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time 7:00 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific Time


August 3, 2024

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time

7:00 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific Time


Live Webinar

Course Materials:

  • Paper
  • Markers or Crayons
  • Paper Plate
  • 2 Balloons


Cognitive-behavioral Play Therapy incorporates cognitive and behavioral interventions within a play therapy paradigm. It provides a theoretical framework based on cognitive-behavioral principles and integrates these in a developmentally sensitive way. Specific problem-solving approaches are used, which help the child develop more adaptive thoughts and behaviors. This workshop will describe the integration of cognitive, behavioral, and traditional approaches to play therapy. Attention will be given to both theory and techniques inherent in the cognitive-behavioral play therapy approach. Case video examples of play therapy with preschool and young school-age children with a variety of presenting problems will be presented to enhance the didactic portion of the course.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify two of the cognitive interventions
  • Identify two of the behavioral interventions
  • Explain the six properties related to efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy
  • Apply the therapeutic powers of play that are enhanced in Cognitive-Behavioral treatment of children
  • List two major contributions of Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy
  • Create play therapy techniques to teach children how to manage stress.

Your Instructor

Heidi Gerard Kaduson Ph.D., RPT-S
Heidi Gerard 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 Plainsboro, New Jersey.

CE Information:

This Live Webinar meets APT's definition of a Live Webinar for (6) non-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.

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