Play Therapy with Preschool Age Children- Advanced:

June 13, 2022, and June 14, 2022. 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time. 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time

Date/ Time:

June 13, 2022, and June 14, 2022

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time

3:00 PM -6:00 PM Pacific Time

Online- Live Webinar


Since Play is the language of the child, it is very important for therapists to 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 are ongoing during these preschool years. DVD presentations will be provided to illustrate different methods.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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 re-teach preschoolers how to play again after play disruption.

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.

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: 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 June 30, 2022, 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 us at [email protected]. You will receive a response within 24 hours

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