ADHDPlay: A Multi-modal Play Therapy Approach for Children with Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

April 8, 2024. 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time. 7:00 AM to 1:30 PM Pacific Time

Date/ Time:

April 8, 2024

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time

7:00 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific Time

Online- Live Webinar

This new course is a comprehensive approach to using Play Therapy with children diagnosed with Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This first section will cover the background and causes of ADHD, the behavioral components, and the different approaches that will be used to give a state-of-the-art understanding of the play therapy methods and interventions that help children with ADHD heal. We will also cover the highly sensitive child since many children with ADHD have sensory issues of some kind. Play therapy research will also be included, as well as the biological components which complicate the treatment. Participants will see how game play facilitates the treatment, and how the parent training helps parents appreciate their child in a new light. Actual client presentations will be viewed and discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the three components of ADHD and how they are manifested in play therapy.
  • Describe two techniques in play therapy that help with symptoms of ADHD.
  • Identify how to assess attention span and impulsivity through play in a play therapy session.
  • Explain 2 cognitive-behavioral techniques in play therapy to help with psychological difficulties inherent with children with ADHD.
  • Describe strategies for parents in play therapy to assist children.
  • Explain why play therapy is a treatment of choice along with behavioral methods for parents.

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 for a live webinar. The Play Therapy Training Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 95-002. This course will have 6 Live Webinar Non-Contact CE'

APT CE Hour Area: 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 to non-mental health professionals.

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