The Power of Play: Play Therapy with Preschool Age Children - Basic to Advanced

July 15, 2024 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time 7:00 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific Time

Date/ Time:

July 15, 2024

10:00 AM - 4;30 PM Eastern Time

7:00 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific Time

Online- Live Webinar


This workshop will focus on the different play therapy methods to use with preschool children. The course will begin with the basics of working with preschoolers and end with advanced cases to show how to work along with the child to achieve treatment goals. Many of these children have difficulties that cannot be expressed in words. We will cover areas of child development (both cognitive and social) that relate to this population, as well as the play therapy treatment for children with disabilities and typically developed children. There will be some experimental work, as well as videos to enhance this didactic presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the developmental norms of preschoolers in play therapy treatment.
  • Describe the therapeutic powers of play
  • Identify techniques that can be used with preschoolers in play therapy.
  • Explain the power of play and demonstrate how to recreate it for a child in play therapy.
  • Apply skills to facilitate a play therapy session with a preschooler
  • Demonstrate how to follow the lead of a preschooler and how to facilitate play in play therapy

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:
This Live Webinar meets APT's definition of a Live Webinar. 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.

To be eligible for the Live Webinar Non-Contact CE, 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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