February 21, 2021

9am-Noon MT 

Foundations in Play Therapy: The Greats

Presenter: Geri Glover, Phd, LPCC, RPT-S


ONLINE/Link sent Prior to Training

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours.

This workshop will provide the historical foundations of play therapy and an overview of several of its current models, including: child-centered play therapy, Jungian play therapy, Gestalt play therapy, cognitive-behavioral play therapy, Adlerian play therapy, prescriptive play therapy, ecosystemic play therapy, and developmental play therapy.  Videotape vignettes and an interactive format will be utilized to highlight materials presented.

Learning Objectives – Participants will

1. recognize the historical development of play therapy;

2. differentiate and critique psychodynamic models of play therapy;

3. differentiate and critique humanistic models of play therapy; 

4. differentiate and critique cognitive and integrative models of play therapy; 

5. investigate play as a child’s natural medium of expression; and, 

6. evaluate play's integral function in the therapeutic relationship