Play Therapy for Adolescents:

September 13, 2021, September 14, 2021 and September 15, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET

Date/ Time:

September 13, 2021, September 14, 2021 and September 15, 2021

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time

4:00 PM -6:00 PM Pacific Time

Online- Live Webinar


This workshop will help participants learn how to connect with teenagers through play therapy and understand common developmental misconceptions that often encourage negative stereotypes. Developmental stages of communication will be reviewed and interventions will be discussed to assist participants in developing an appropriate approach to treatment. We will rehearse the types and uses of therapeutic letter writing, and experiential activities that help adolescents overcome obstacles and gain closure on traumatic events. Participants will be encouraged to explore their values toward this population and reconnect with the healing powers of play. Special attention will be given to working with the resistant adolescent.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify ways to adapt play therapy approaches to provide a developmentally appropriate approach to therapy with adolescents.
  • Describe the unique characteristics and needs of adolescents in treatment and identify play therapy treatment techniques to effectively meet those needs.
  • Identify a few techniques for working with resistant adolescents in play therapy.
  • Use a variety of creative techniques appropriate for adolescent play therapy clients.
  • Discuss strategies for utilizing play and creative approaches in family therapy with adolescents.
  • Describe how to utilize play therapy to establish trust and build therapeutic relationships with adolescent clients.

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:
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 Category: Theory (1) Special topics (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 December 31, 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 [email protected] You will receive a response within 24 hours

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