Foundations of Play Therapy with Digital Tools Too!

September 20, 2022, and September 21, 2022. 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Eastern Time. 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time


September 20, 2022, and September 21, 2022

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time


Live Webinar

Course Materials:

  • Paper
  • Markers or Crayons
  • Paper Plate
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape


This introductory course is designed to present a broad, state-of-the-art overview of the field of play therapy. Topics include theories of play, therapeutic properties of play, developmental perspectives, history and major schools of play therapy, specific play therapy techniques and strategies, play equipment and materials, case illustrations, and empirical research. Digital tools will be used in the play to illustrate the effectiveness of Digital Play Therapy. Videotapes of play therapy in action will supplement the didactic presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify three major theories of play therapy.
  • List the four main groups of the therapeutic powers of play as change agents for play therapy.
  • Describe the difference between play therapy for children vs. talk therapy
  • Discuss three practical play therapy techniques
  • Describe some different types of play therapy used with children
  • Demonstrate knowledge about play and play therapy – how to initiate and facilitate.

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 Plainsboro, New Jersey.

CE Information:
This Live Webinar meets APT's definition of a live webinar. Participants can earn (6hrs) 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 (2); Seminal or historically significant theories(2); Skills and methods (2)

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.

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 [email protected] You will receive a response within 24 hours

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