Play Therapy to Enhance Self Esteem:

May 23, 2022, and May 24, 2022 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time


May 23, 2022, and May 24, 2022

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time


Live Webinar

Course Materials:

  • at least 15 sheets of white copy paper
  • 10-20 post-it notes
  • pencil
  • tape
  • Markers or Crayons
  • please print out the handouts, if you do not have a color printer, please use a crayon to color one side of the gingerbread person.


Children begin forming beliefs about themselves early in life. Due to the pressures of competition in sports as well as school achievement, children can be at risk of developing low self-esteem. Low self-esteem can be from the child having a poor self-image caused by a number of factors in their environment. The relationship of self-esteem to school achievement, crime, violence, and suicide emphasizes the need to help enhance a child’s self-esteem. When children have high self-esteem, they are more confident and happy. This workshop will cover facts about self-esteem, how play therapy can help enhance it, and also what parents and teachers can do to protect it.

Learning Objectives:

  • List 2 play therapy techniques that enhance self-esteem.
  • Apply self-esteem play therapy techniques for various disorders.
  • Discuss the benefits of involving parents in play therapy for self-esteem.
  • Compile a list of affirmations for children to use in play therapy.
  • Define areas of self-esteem that play therapy can help children understand.
  • List 3 therapeutic powers of play that enhance self-esteem

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 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, 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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