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Webinar Title: Play Therapy to Support Child-Welfare Involved Youth & Families 

Facilitator: Jasmine Berger, MSW, LCSW, RPT™

Training Date: December 7th, 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:

Children with attachment disruptions due to foster care or adoption have relationship wounds that require healing. Play therapy can serve as an effective tool to enhance attachments and activate healing in children of all ages. This live webinar will cover the core needs of adoption and ways you can meet them through thoughtful play-based assessment, case conceptualization and treatment. Attendees will analyze the therapeutic powers of play that can help adoptees and foster youth to heal. The webinar will cover essential play therapy seminal theories to employ when working with adopted or foster children including Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) and Theraplay. Healing attachment wounds requires incorporating caregivers into treatment as well, therefore training will give you family play therapy interventions as well as ways to help parents incorporate play therapy techniques at home to foster stronger connections. 


Learning Objectives: 

  1. Analyze the role of the core needs of adoption in play therapy treatment. 

  2. Discuss play-based assessments for adoptive and foster youth. 

  3. Apply Theraplay interventions to use in family play therapy sessions.

  4. Describe the application of the Therapeutic Powers of Play in play therapy sessions with adopted and foster youth.

  5. Discuss the use of Child-Centered Play Therapy with adoptive and foster youth.

  6. Assess the use of filial therapy in family play therapy sessions. 



  • 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 Support Child-Welfare Involved Youth & Families - Webinar

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