Play Therapy for Disruptive & Mood Disorders

March 1, 2021, March 2, 2021 and March 4, 2021 7:00PM-9:00PM


March 1, 2021, March 2, 2021 and March 4, 2021

7:00 PM-9:00 PM Eastern Time

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time


Live Webinar

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Many therapists are now involved in treating a combination of Mood Disorders and/or Disruptive Disorders. This workshop will review the main Disruptive Disorders (Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, as well as Unipolar and Bipolar Disorders). Participants will learn the similarities among these disorders in order to in the play therapy treatment of children with difficult behaviors. In addition, participants will learn some effective parenting tips to help the families of children diagnosed with these disorders. Activities during this workshop will illustrate how to help children channel anger, enhance verbalization of feelings, and release built up tension. DVD presentations will illustrate many of the techniques that are used.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the Disruptive and Mood Disorders commonly seen in out patient treatment
  • Identify play therapy techniques to reduce behavioral issues
  • Describe different play therapy non-directive and directive methods to relieve psychological stress
  • Explain the differences of disruptive disorders with a neurological versus emotional basis
  • Discuss the difficulties that play therapists face with this population of children
  • Describe the input of parents in play therapy sessions and how that may impair the child’s success.

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. She is obtaining her masters in Psychopharmacology for Prescribing Psychologists.
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, Inc.

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 as well as Prescriptive Play Therapy. Dr. Kaduson also has a CEU DVD Series entitled Play Therapy for Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, as well as a 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.

Course Curriculum

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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 CE Hour Area: Special Topics (6)

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 June 30, 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 Beth Couturier at [email protected] You will receive a response within 24 hours

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