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Webinar Title: Effective Play Therapy Assessment & Diagnosis with Black Children 

Facilitator: April Duncan, DSW, LCSW, RPT-S™

Webinar Date: August 2nd, 2024

Webinar Time: 9:00 am-2:45 pm EST

APT Continuing Education Hours: 5.0


Webinar Description:

When working with Black children, clinicians often overlook race-based stressors  which may result in incorrect diagnoses and ineffective treatment. Therefore, it is imperative that play therapists develop this lens when treating Black children, including culturally appropriate screening tools, understanding important cultural factors, collaborations with caregivers, and prioritizing the therapeutic relationship. This webinar will explore the use of play therapy as an assessment tool for effectively assessing and treating the mental health needs of Black children. Participants will also discuss the use of play therapy in parent consultations and family play therapy to also build bridges with caregivers to aid in more effective treatment. 


Learning Objectives: 

  1. Use Ecosystemic Play Therapy to explore systems affecting Black children. 

  2. Discuss  play-based assessments to use with Black children. 

  3. List play therapy seminal theories to effectively treat Black children. 



  • 9:00 am-10:30 am Lecture & experiential learning
  • 10:30 am-10:45 am Break
  • 10:45 am-12:00 pm Lecture & experiential learning
  • 12:00 pm-12:30 pm Lunch break
  • 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Lecture & experiential learning
  • 1:30 pm-1:45 pm Break
  • 1:45 pm-2:30 pm Lecture & experiential learning
  • 2:30 pm-2:45 pm Wrap up/Q & A 

Effective Play Therapy Assessment & Diagnosis with Black Children - Webinar

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