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Webinar Title: Play Therapy with Young Children 

Facilitator: Tranae Harris-Bingham, PhD, LAPC and April Duncan, DSW, LCSW, RPT-S™

Training Date: February 22nd, 2025

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:

Play therapists who work in early childhood require a special set of skills to support young clients in non-directive and directive play therapy sessions. This webinar explores the unique needs of young children including play-based interventions to support healthy brain and social-emotional development. Attendees will also explore Filial therapy and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy to enhance the parent-child relationship in family play therapy sessions. Attendees will also engage in experiential play-based activities to support common mental health disorders in young children that can be used in individual, family and group play therapy sessions. 


Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify play-based assessments and interventions to identify mental distress in young children. 

  2. Discuss play-based interventions to jumpstart cognitive and social-emotional development in young children.

  3. Describe play-based interventions to support sensory integration in young children. 

  4. Explain play-based interventions to address common mental health disorders in young children. 

  5. Analyze the use of bibliotherapy in play therapy sessions with young children. 

  6. List play-based strategies to engage caregivers in consultations.



  • 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 with Young Children - Webinar

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