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Webinar Title: Love is Love: Play Therapy to Enhance Pride in LGBTQ+ Children & Families

Facilitator: Carmen Jimenez-Pride, LCSW, RPT-S™

Training Date: August 3rd, 2024

Training Time: 9:00 am-4:30 pm CST/10:00 am-5:30 pm EST

Location: Zoom

CEs: 6 APT live webinar CEs


*This webinar meets apt's definition of "live webinar"*


Webinar Description:

LGBTQ+ children and adolescents may be dealing with the stress of exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity, especially if they lack strong support systems. Therefore, it is imperative that play therapists create safe play environments when working with sexual minority youth. This webinar will explore the importance of building strong therapeutic relationships in the playroom with LGBTQ+ children and families, through the use of seminal play theories to promote empowerment and self-esteem. Participants will also explore the careful introduction of caregivers into family play therapy to repair damaged relationships and enhance the parent-child relationship.


Learning Objectives:  

  1. Apply the therapeutic powers of play in play therapy with LGBTQ+ children.

  2. Analyze the use of Adlerian Play Therapy techniques with gender-expansive children.

  3. Discuss key items to include in the playroom to create safe spaces for LGBTQ+ children.

  4. Describe the use of Child-Centered Play Therapy with LGBTQ+ children.

  5. Assess filial play therapy techniques to enhance the caregiver-child relationship. 

  6. Use play-based interventions to empower LGBTQ+ children and adolescents.



  • 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-1:00 pm Lunch break 
  • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm Lecture & experiential learning
  • 2:30 pm-2:45 pm Break
  • 2:45 pm-4:15 pm Lecture & experiential learning
  • 4:15 pm-4:30 pm Q &A and wrap-up

Play Therapy to Enhance Pride in LGBTQ+ Children & Families - Webinar Aug

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