Foundations of Play Therapy: A Historical and Practical Overview
This workshop is a foundational beginning for those new to play therapy or beginning to explore the application of play therapy. It’s also a great refresher for those who are more seasoned in the field or are looking to expand their theoretical knowledge. This course will go towards the history and theory requirements of the new RPT credential. We will begin by exploring the history and development of play therapy. Then, we will dive into seminal and historical theories such as child-centered play therapy, filial therapy, Jungian, Gestalt, and more. With each theory, we will identify the basic tenets, how it applies to the therapeutic powers of play, the basic application of the theory, and example interventions. We will also explore how they conceptualize psychopathology, therapy goals, and progress.
APT Approved Provider: 20-605
Number of continuing education credits: 6 contact