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Workshop Title: Play Therapy Theories & Approaches

Facilitator(s): Ebony Hutchinson LCSW, RPT 

Training Date: September 28, 2024

Training Time: 9:00 am-4:30 pm CST

Location: The Community Reach - 3751 Pennridge Dr Ste 119 Bridgeton MO 63044

Play Therapy Primary Areas: 3 hours history, 3 hours seminal/historical theories

APT Continuing Education Hours: 6.0


Workshop Description:

There are many paths a play therapist can take to address mental health issues in clients across the lifespan. However, play therapists may struggle with knowing the best approach to support their clients in the playroom. Therefore, it is important that they are grounded in one or several play therapy seminal and historical theories to support children and adolescents in individual, group and family play therapy. This workshop will explore the historical and seminal play therapy theories and its application in a variety of settings. Participants will also learn the history of play therapy and its use in play therapy with clients from diverse backgrounds. 


Learning Objectives: 

  • Analyze the history of play therapy

  • Compare different seminal and historical play therapy theories used to address mental health issues in children and adolescents

  • Describe the basic tenets of the play therapy seminal theories

  • Explain the difference between play therapy seminal theories

  • Apply seminal play therapy theories to group and family play therapy sessions

  • Explore the application the therapeutic powers of play in play therapy seminal theories

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