Play Therapy with Preschool Age Children- Advanced
July 19, 2021, July 20, 2021, and July 22, 2021 7:00PM-9:00PM ET
July 19, 2021, July 20, 2021, and July 22, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time
4:00 PM -6:00 PM Pacific Time
Online- Live Webinar
Since Play is the language of the child, it is very important for therapists understand the process and interpretation of the play with regard to preschoolers. This workshop will focus on the process, engagement, enhancement and facilitation that the play therapist could use to help preschoolers heal. Teaching a child to play will also be covered with respect to those preschoolers who have had play disruption or no pretend play. Participants need to familiarize themselves with the developmental issues that ongoing during these preschool years. DVD presentations will be provided to illustrate different methods.
- Identify the limitations of preschoolers in play therapy.
- Explain how to use the therapeutic powers of play to help preschoolers.
- Identify what techniques can be used with preschoolers.
- Describe the process involved in the play therapy treatment of preschoolers.
- Demonstrate how to follow the lead of a child in play and when to intervene in play therapy.
- Discuss how to teach preschooler play therapy clients how to play if they are in play disruption.
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.
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: Play Therapy Skills and Methods and 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 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.
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