What is so Perfect about being Perfect? Play Therapy for Perfectionistic Children

August 9, 2022, and August 10, 2022 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time

Date/ Time:

August 9, 2022, and August 10, 2022

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Eastern Time

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time


Live Webinar

The pressures and disappointments inherent in striving for the unattainable goal of perfection can result in considerable anxiety for children and parents alike. This seminar will cover the sources of perfectionism in children as well as the ways it can contribute to anxiety and maladaptive behavior patterns. Participants will learn various intervention approaches, including Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, storytelling techniques and cognitive-behavioral play therapy methods which have been applied to children, adolescents, and parents with perfectionism-related difficulties.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how the therapeutic powers of play allow for the reduction of anxiety through play therapy treatment.
  • Discuss how to integrate play therapy approaches for children with perfectionism.
  • Demonstrate play therapy techniques to lower anxiety and allow for mistakes in family and school by joining the child in non-directive play therapy.
  • Discuss the needs of perfectionistic children and how to use play therapy to help them.

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 Plainsboro, New Jersey.

Course Curriculum

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CE Information:
This event meets APT's definition of a Live Webinar, providing Non-Contact CE (6 hours). The Play Therapy Training Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 95-002.

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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