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An extensive learning experience, full of fresh, play-based approaches to help your young clients connect physically, emotionally, socially, and creatively to the world around them!

Between hyper-busy schedules, an overemphasis on achievement, and saying yes to everything... 

There is no time for play, curiosity or imagination. 

And without play, we risk derailing healthy child development! 

The stressors of kid's daily lives are only exacerbated by the pandemic, racism, sexual ambiguity, bullying, social media... 

As a therapist, your caseload is full of kids carrying more unseen stress than ever before, with nowhere to put it. 

Kids struggle to navigate relationships, learn how to flexibly problem-solve, facilitate adaptive coping skills, resolve conflict, tolerate stress, and regulate emotions... 

That’s why we’ve created this state-of-the-art play therapy training to get evidence-based interventions your kids need now! 

You’ll learn to utilize the POWER OF PLAY with kids of all ages from leading child experts including Dan Siegel, Liana Lowenstein, Ana Gomez, David Crenshaw, Jessica Stone and many more... 

Whether you’re a seasoned therapist or new to the field, you’ll get kid-tested, proven tools to help young clients thrive.

Play Therapy Training


$1,409.80 Value — For a Limited Time, Just $399.99
Plus, earn up to 31.5 CE Hours, including up to 3 cultural competency hours, at no additional cost to you!
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
Discover how to integrate NOVEL approaches like...
Sand Therapy • Digital Play Therapy • TraumaPlay™ • Superhero & Fantasy Play • EMDR • IFS • Polyvagal Theory

In this action-packed, play-full, self-study training, you’ll get step-by-step instruction from the field’s leading clinicians, researchers and developers in play therapy – at your own pace and convenience.

Best of all, you can earn CE as you go!

Walk away with a treasure trove of creative play-based interventions to:

  • Provide insight to resolving inner conflicts or dysfunctional thinking
  • Develop a positive relationship between therapist and child for hope and healing
  • Expand self-expression, self-actualization, self-knowledge, and self-efficacy
  • Reduce stress, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, and unwanted maladaptive behaviors
  • Cultivate empathy and respect for the thoughts and feelings of others
  • Express emotions, and improve communication and problem solving
  • Deepen healing in a safe psychological space
  • Bring families together in the playroom
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Play Therapy Training
A $1,409.80 Value — For a Limited Time, Just $399.99!
Plus, earn up to 31.5 CE Hours, including up to 3 cultural competency hours, at no additional cost to you!
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
 
Play is at the center of a child’s universe –
Bring play therapy to the center of your practice with help from our world-renowned experts!

Discover powerful, play therapy interventions that are proven to work for any client of any age, like those suffering from trauma, experiencing discrimination based on identity or ability - even the ones who can’t meet with you face-to-face.

With these 13 easy-to-follow video sessions, you can begin your journey to becoming an expert play therapist and change the lives of generations to come.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

I. POPULAR PLAY THERAPY APPROACHES

EMDR & Play Therapy: A Multimodal Approach for Children
Ana Gomez, MC, LPC | Click here for information about Ana Gomez

Sandtray based EMDR therapy is grounded on Gomez’ Multimodal approach to EMDR therapy where movement, dance, play, sandtray, expressive arts, parts work, polyvagal focused strategies, and parent-child interventions, among others, are masterfully integrated into the eight phases of EMDR therapy. Plus, earn up to 1.5 CE Hours at the end of this training.
Applying Polyvagal Theory to Your Play Therapy Practice for Safety, Connection & Healing
Jackie Flynn, EdS, LMHC-S, RPT | Click here for information about Jackie Flynn

Join Jackie Flynn, expert in child and family trauma, as we dive into the creative integration and application of Play Therapy and the Polyvagal Theory. You’ll gain a toolbox filled with practical, ready-to-use Play Therapy techniques to decrease acting-out behaviors and withdrawal, while increasing social engagement. Plus, earn up to 1.5 CE Hours at the end of this training.
Pathways to Attachment Security in Play Therapy
David Crenshaw, Ph.D., ABPP, RPT-S | Click here for information about David Crenshaw

Secure attachment in early life is the gold standard for buffering a person against adversity throughout life. One of the appealing qualities of play is that it enhances relationship building between the child and therapist.
Follow along with Dr. Crenshaw as he shares the dos and don’ts of the therapist role in relationship building, developed over the past 30 years in practice, and the tips and tools needed to achieve them. Plus, earn up to 1.5 CE Hours at the end of this training.
Sand Therapy: A Powerful Tool to Create Safety and Healing for Trauma, Anxiety & More
Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S | Click here for information about Tammi Van Hollander

In this 90-minute session, you’ll get a tour of the sandtray playroom, video sandtray demonstration, and creative techniques to help children & adolescents heal from trauma, reduce anxiety, improve relationships and gain resilience. Plus, earn up to 1.5 CE Hours at the end of this training.
II. PLAY THERAPY FOR DIVERSE POPULATIONS

Creating Diversity in the Practice of Play Therapy: More Than Color, More Than Gender
Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, & Carmen Jimenez-Pride, LCSW, LISW-CP, ERYT, RCYT, RPT-S | Click here for information about Marshall Lyles & Click here for information about Carmen Jimenez-Pride

Carmen and Marshall share skills for applying cultural humility to overcome barriers preventing the development of the therapeutic relationship based on the therapist's own worldview and level of cultural competence. Plus, earn up to 1.5 CE Hours – including *up to 1.5 Cultural Competency hours - at the end of this training.
Creating a Safe Haven for Families in the Playroom to Rest, Refuel and Replenish
Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S | Click here for information about Clair Mellenthin

Helping families learn how to repair, restore, and create secure attachment happens as they come into the play therapy room for the first time. This workshop offers a new understanding, developed through the lens of attachment theory, of how families can repair deep emotional wounds through the power of play. You’ll discover new and innovative play therapy techniques you can put into practice immediately to help repair attachment wounds. Plus, earn up to 1.5 CE Hours at the end of this training.
The Power of Play: Promoting an IntraConnected Relational Experience of Self
Dan Siegel, MD | Click here for information about Daniel J. Siegel

In this presentation, the science of the experience of self, identity and belonging will be explored. Dr. Dan Siegel will walk you through the extremes of the independent and interdependent self-constructions and how our modern society pushes for the view of a solo-self to the detriment of social justice and environmental protection. Play therapy offers a unique opportunity to expand the lens of identity to view a broader belonging and integrated self as Me plus We as an intraconnected MWe. Plus, earn up to 1.5 CE Hours at the end of this training.
III. PLAY THERAPY FOR OPPOSITION AND RESISTANCE

Affirming Play Therapy Approaches - The Agent of Change for Neurodivergent Kids
Robert Jason Grant, EdD, LPC, NCC, RPT-S | Click here for information about Robert Grant

Dr. Robert Jason Grant, creator of AutPlay Therapy, will share his 20+ years of experience in the field to explain the concepts of neurodiversity, ableism, neurodivergence, and how to be neurodiversity affirming. He’ll share how those affirming approaches will give the child a voice, value the self of the child, empower the child, and use play preferences as the agent of change! Plus, earn up to 1.5 CE Hours – including *up to 1.5 Cultural Competency hours - at the end of this training.
Creative Interventions for Engaging Resistant Children in Play Therapy: "I Don't Want to Talk About it"
Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S | Click here for information about Liana Lowenstein

Working with difficult to engage children can be frustrating and challenging, even for seasoned clinicians. Liana Lowenstein, internationally recognized author and presenter, has helped thousands of therapists around the world connect with the most reluctant and resistant of kids and teens, maximizing potential for change. Plus, earn up to 1.5 CE Hours at the end of this training.
Big Behaviors in Small Containers: Trauma Informed Play Therapy Interventions for Dysregulation
Paris Goodyear-Brown, MSSW, LCSW, RPT-S | Click here for information about Paris Goodyear-Brown

When it comes to working with children, sometimes the biggest behaviors come in the smallest containers. Sometimes these behaviors are externalizing (screaming, crying, hitting) and sometimes these are internalizing (anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation). Powerful exploration of the stress response system helps clients increase anger management skills, expand emotional literacy, practice pro-social skills with family and friends, address their difficult thoughts, and increase coherence in their trauma narratives. Plus, earn up to 1.5 CE Hours at the end of this training.
IV. DIGITAL PLAY THERAPY

Tele-Play the Preschool Way! Interactive Play Therapy Interventions for Engaging Young Children
Amy Nelson, LCSW, LSCSW, RPT-S | Click here for information about Amy Nelson

Join Preschool Play Therapist Amy Nelson as she reveals a detailed blueprint for designing magical tele-play sessions with children 3 to 5 years old through the interactive powers of the green screen. Learn new tricks to get unstuck and avoid tech resistance and overwhelm with this simplified step-by-step process when working with very young children. Plus, earn up to 1.5 CE Hours at the end of this training.
Superheroes and Video Games: Creating Epic Adventures in Child & Adolescent Therapy
Sophia Ansari, LPCC, RPT, & Josué Cardona, MS | Click here for information about Sophia Ansari & Click here for information about Josué Cardona

Video games transport us, board games send us on epic adventures, and comic books offer powerful analogies to frame experiences. Geek Therapy is a way of understanding each other and ourselves through media. Integrating client’s interests in therapy builds rapport, creativity, and a safe distance to process emotions. Plus, earn up to 1.75 CE Hours at the end of this training.
Virtual Sandtray: Remaining Connected Through a Powerful Projective Intervention
Jessica Stone, PhD, RPT-S | Click here for information about Jessica Stone

Speaking the client’s language has always been a top priority for therapists, and shifting with our client’s needs and culture is of utmost importance. Add in the complexities of COVID, and we have fertile ground to explore interventions which meet client needs in a multitude of ways. Along with identifying the therapeutic components, basic use information will be provided as well as a live demonstration of the program. Experience the multitude of benefits for yourself. Plus, earn up to 1.5 CE Hours at the end of this training.
Playful Parts: The Intersection of Play Therapy and Internal Family Systems
Carmen Jimenez-Pride, LCSW, LISW-CP, ERYT, RCYT, RPT-S | Click here for information about Carmen Jimenez-Pride

With the combination of the non-phase treatment approach of Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Play Therapy, children will now have the opportunity to learn the various parts that make them who they are, express the feelings and beliefs of their parts, and gain knowledge that others have parts as well - in a creative way.

Reframing Children’s Traumatic Experiences: Playful, Embodied Interventions to Restore, Regulate & Connect
Jennifer Lefebre, PsyD, RPT-S | Click here for information about Jennifer Lefebre

When children view us as present and authentic in a crisis, particularly when they’re dysregulated, we create an opening for healing. By creating rhythms and connection, we give children with difficult emotions permission to create new experiences that teach them how to respond rather than react, as they’ve done in the past. This program offers effective interventions for individuals, dyads, families, and groups.

LEGO®-Based Play Therapy Techniques: Unlocking Creativity to Strengthen Relationships, Encourage Flexible Thinking, and Promote Problem Solving
Sophia Ansari, LPCC, RPT, and Josué Cardona, MS | Click here for information about Sophia Ansari & Click here for information about Josué Cardona

This workshop will explore the therapeutic power of LEGO® in play therapy and counseling for working with children, adolescents, and adults. You’ll gain an understanding of how to incorporate LEGO® into directive and non-directive play therapy interventions to engage clients, improve communication, problem-solving skills, conflict resolution skills, and increase self-esteem and well-being.

Telehealth Meets Play: Treating Children and Adolescents in a Virtual Setting
Cheryl Catron, M.ED., LPCC-S, RPT-S, and Sophia Ansari, LPCC, RPT | Click here for information about Cheryl Catron & Click here for information about Sophia Ansari

Packed with creative interventions and insights, this 3-hour recording is sure to leave you inspired and full of ideas for your next tele-session, including how you can:

  • Set up a space that is welcoming and therapeutic (yes, even for virtual offices!)
  • Engage and connect with all kids, including those who are non-verbal and/or hesitant
  • Cultivate the neurological benefits of attunement, co-regulation, and trust
  • Troubleshoot common barriers to effective treatment
  • Creatively include caregivers to extend support between sessions
  • And more!

The Ethics of Touch in Child Psychotherapy & Play Therapy
Janet A. Courtney, PhD, LCSW | Click here for information about Janet Courtney

Explore ethical considerations of touch - current research, cultural concerns, and the importance of touch to human development. Come away with 20+ clinical and ethical best practice guidelines! Case examples will demonstrate in-the-moment interventions dealing with issues related to attachment, autism, ADHD, Sensory processing disorder, and physical and sexual abuse.

Nature Therapy for Kids: A Multisensory Approach to Better Mental Health
Cheryl Fisher, PHD, NCC, LCPC | Click here for information about Cheryl Fisher

Join Dr. Cheryl Fisher to examine the whole-body, whole-brain benefits found in nature-based activities. It offers a multisensory approach to bringing mindfulness, green space, and biodiversity into your clinical or academic setting. Learn how engaging in nature can counter the negative effects of a skim, scan, scroll world and promote a calm and alert state. Windows optional!

Attachment Begins in Utero: There’s No Such Thing as a Blank Slate
Janet A. Courtney, PhD, LCSW | Click here for information about Janet Courtney

Join Janet A. Courtney, PhD, LCSW, Founder of FirstPlay Therapy®, an Infant Mental Health & Developmental Play Therapy model, to discover new innovations in the infant-parent attachment relationship. New breakthroughs in the neurobiology of touch will show you how crucial touch is to the attachment relationship. Touch and attachment literally go “hand-in-hand”!
Play Therapy Training
A $1,409.80 Value — For a Limited Time, Just $399.99!
Plus, earn up to 31.5 CE Hours, including up to 3 cultural competency hours, at no additional cost to you!
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
 
Frequently Asked Questions about this course
 

Our Play Therapy Training is your chance to learn from world-renowned neuropsychiatrist Dr. Dan Siegel, NY Times best-selling coauthor of The Whole-Brain Child and The Power of Showing Up, about how play therapy heals and promotes optimal brain development and opens the door to flexibility and creativity!

Along with Dan Siegel, leaders across the field of play therapy will share their work...

Ana Gomez shares her Multimodal approach to EMDR therapy where movement, dance, play, sandtray, expressive arts, parts work, polyvagal focused strategies, and parent child interventions are masterfully integrated into the eight phases of EMDR therapy. 

Liana Lowenstein gives us practical techniques to reach kids/teens who are reluctant to verbally articulate their thoughts and feelings and facilitate rapport building – maximizing potential for change. 

Jessica Stone, creator of the Virtual Sandtray App®©, shares how the app allows for portability, in-person and remote functions, saving trays, loading previous session trays, screenshots, video and more! 

Clair Mellenthin, creator of Attachment Centered Play Therapy, will share how harnessing the power of play will help children and their families process difficult experiences and bond in healthy ways. 

Paris Goodyear-Brown talks TraumaPlay™. Whether children are shutting down or shouting out, this workshop will help clinicians who see children and teens with big behaviors scaffold more than a dozen immediately useful play therapy interventions onto the neuroscience of dysregulation. 

Carmen Jimenez-Pride and Marshall Lyles will share the importance of practicing cultural humility in the playroom to assure a level of therapeutic safety for all children and families. 

Jackie Flynn shares foundational concepts of Polyvagal theory and the unique ways the ANS impacts children’s capacity to manage stress, express themselves, regulate emotions and navigate relationships. 

Robert Jason Grant shares the difference between effective vs. problematic play therapy work with neurodivergent (autistic, ADHD, sensory disorders) children to ensure customizable goals are being met. And so much more!

  Play IS the “secret ingredient” to ensure healthy development. The curative powers inherent in play therapy will:
  • Repair and rebuild secure attachment between parent and child
  • Increase emotional intelligence and resiliency
  • Develop respect for self and others
  • Decrease negative behaviors and increase healthy coping strategies
  • Enhance flexible thinking, problem solving, creativity and healthy communication
  • Increase self-esteem and confidence
  • Engage in developmentally appropriate behaviors – to just be a kid!
  • Optimize brain and body development

This training gives you an array of skills including SAND TRAY, DIGITAL PLAY, SUPERHERO PLAY, EMDR, TRAUMA-PLAY and SO MUCH MORE, to truly MEET and TREAT the unique needs of the kids you work with! Whether you're a seasoned therapist or new to the field, get dozens of kid-tested and proven tools.

 

With over 33 hours of online video training, insightful commentary, case studies and examples, you will have compelling new clinical strategies that you can immediately start applying in your practice! We encourage you to take the time to fully absorb everything. Watch the videos. Read the materials. Get your CE hours!

But, if you review all of the course materials and are still not satisfied, call us at 800-844-8260. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

 

Yes! Once you register for this self-directed course, the materials are yours to keep, access and review at your own pace, around your own busy schedule.

Best of all, you can earn CE as you go! This self-study course was designed for busy educators and clinicians like you, so we keep each module short and to the point - and you can take your test as you finish each module.

 
Here’s what comes with your registration:

  • Unlimited access to interventions and approaches you’ll use throughout your entire career
  • 13 on-demand video sessions featuring world-leading child experts
  • 7 FREE bonus videos (worth $629.93)
  • Up to 31.5 CE hours – including *up to 3.0 Cultural Competency hours
  • Comprehensive manuals, client handouts, and resources full of clinical solutions to specific challenges you’re facing right now
  • Exclusive welcome into a community forum of like-minded clinicians through members-only message boards
  • Deepen healing in a safe psychological space
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Play Therapy Training
A $1,409.80 Value — For a Limited Time, Just $399.99!
Plus, earn up to 31.5 CE Hours, including up to 3 cultural competency hours, at no additional cost to you!
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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