Play Therapy for Children with Excessive Worry:

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

Date/ Time:

December 13, 2020, December 14, and December 15, 2020

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time

Online- Live Webinar

In an age of increased anxiety, many children are being seen with excessive worrying. This can interfere with their ability to have the quality of life that children need to prosper and learn. As play therapists, we have the tools to allow these children to work through the worry and, in addition, teach them through play how to minimize or discontinue worry and allow for positive thinking. This seminar will provide a learning experience that will enhance their abilities to treat children with this syndrome. The didactic presentation will also have experiential techniques, as well as actual case illustrations through video format.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the levels of anxiety and sources of anxiety that children exhibit in play therapy
  • Compare how anxiety is manifested in children vs. adults.
  • Utilize play therapy techniques to assess anxiety in play therapy and consider the course of action to take.
  • Describe two cognitive-behavioral techniques in play therapy to relieve the excessive worrying.
  • Compare the differences among children in play therapy struggling with excessive worry.
  • Demonstrate the basics of being playful in play therapy and how that counters anxiety.

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:

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 Deecember 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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