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Webinar Title: I Got the Power! Play Therapy to Empower Black Girls

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

Webinar Date: November 1st, 2024

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

APT Continuing Education Hours: 5.0


Webinar Description:

Black girls have a unique experience growing up in the United States that warrants special attention in the playroom. This includes stereotypes in the media and even within the Black community, that can negatively affect a child’s mental health and self-esteem. This webinar also explores the play themes that may present in play therapy sessions with Black girls that may signal issues around self-worth, along with fun and unique play therapy interventions to promote healthy self-esteem around hair and skin tone in Black girls. Attendees will gain an understanding of the unique needs of Black girls, including the importance of representation in the toys and materials in the playroom. Time will also be spent discussing doll play and hand games as means of engaging Black girls in play therapy. 


Learning Objectives: 

  1. List play themes that may signal mental distress in Black girls.

  2. Identify play therapy interventions to increase self-esteem in Black girls.

  3. Analyze seminal play therapy theories to empower Black girls.

  4. Discuss toys and materials to have in the playroom to promote confidence in Black girls.

  5. Assess the use of doll play in play therapy sessions with Black girls.



  • 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

I Got the Power! Play Therapy to Empower Black Girls - Webinar

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