Saying Goodbye: The Termination Phase of Play Therapy

November 6, 2020 10:00AM-1:00PM ET

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November 6, 2020 10:00AM - 1:00 PM ET

Online- Live Webinar


This webinar will address the significance of the termination phase of play therapy. Topics to be discussed include: models for saying goodbye, the benefits of play, assessing readiness, dealing with countertransference, and choosing play materials to help children express feelings about separation, loss, and mastery. Play therapy techniques for termination for both in-person and online play therapy will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • List two reasons why the termination is an important phase of play therapy.
  • Describe two criteria for assessing if play therapy clients are ready for termination.
  • Identify two ways in which countertransference can influence termination in play therapy.
  • List three specific toys for helping children deal with separation, loss, and mastery during the termination phase of play therapy.
  • Discuss three play therapy techniques for the termination phase of play therapy

Your Instructor

Donna Cangelosi, Psy.D., RPT-S
Donna Cangelosi, Psy.D., RPT-S

Donna Cangelosi maintains a private practice with children, adolescents, and adults in Wayne NJ, where she provides psychotherapy, clinical supervision, and parent education. She co-edited Play Therapy Techniques, Volumes 1 & 2, The Playing Cure, Essential Play Therapy Techniques, and Prescriptive Play Therapy. Dr. Cangelosi is the author of Saying Goodbye in Child Psychotherapy and several chapters and articles on working with children of divorce and the theory and practice of psychodynamic play therapy.

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 (3hrs) CONTACT CE 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.

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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