School Based Play Therapy - Individual and Group Approaches24

March 23, 2024. 10:00 AM -4:30 PM Eastern. 7:00 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific

Date/ Time:

March 23, 2024

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time

7:00 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific TIme

Live Webinar

School counselors are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of using play therapy techniques and strategies in public and private schools alike. This workshop will discuss and illustrate ideas for overcoming the obstacles that counselors face in setting up a playroom, informing teachers, parents, and administrators about play therapy, and facilitating the psychological healing for the children through play therapy in the school setting. Both individual and group treatment will be discussed so that the treatment can cover a variety of psychological difficulties. Participants will learn techniques and processes to use for children through play therapy, and successful strategies will be presented that help the child enter and exit the therapy session successfully. The didactic presentation will have video illustrations of the topics presented.


  • Describe how to use play therapy in a school setting (either classroom or therapist’s room or office
  • Demonstrate play therapy techniques that help in the assessment of a child through play therapy.
  • Design the use of the 30-minute interval to give a child both time to explore difficulties through play therapy and close down before returning to class.
  • Use play therapy techniques in the classroom to teach social skills.
  • List two (2) interventions that can be used by teachers or staff to deal with behavioral issues
  • Explain how to work within the school system and still allow play therapy to be confidential.

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 Monroe Township, New Jersey.

CE Information:
This Webinar meets APT's definition of a Live Webinar for (6hrs) of NON-CONTACT CE Hours. The Play Therapy Training Institute is an approved provider of the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 95-002.

APT Category: Theory (1) Special topics (5)

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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