CHANGE OF DATE: Play Diagnosis and Assessment1023C

CHANGE OF DATE: October 30, 2023 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time



OCTOBER 30, 2023

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time

7:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time


Live Webinar

Course Materials:

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


The growing field of Play Diagnosis and Assessment provides many formal as well as informal techniques which facilitate the identified child’s ability to participate in the evaluation process. The goal of this seminar is to present a general overview of the field. The seminar will include a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of play assessment and will survey a variety of play techniques and scales which can enhance the assessment of children and their families. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the participants with some of the available alternative procedures for gleaning information through play behaviors. Although a few methods will be highlighted in some detail, most will be generally reviewed with regard to their purpose and potential usages.

Learning Objectives:

  • List some advantages and disadvantages of play diagnosis
  • Name several preschool play assessment scales
  • Explain the benefits of play diagnosis and assessment cross-culturally
  • Demonstrate some informal play assessment tools
  • Describe the transdisciplinary assessment and its advantages for all children
  • Identify a number of projective instruments for use with children

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:
Our Live Webinars meet APT's definition of a Live Webinar. This Live Webinar is (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 (1); Seminal or historically significant theories (1); Skills and methods (4)

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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