⚡ Attention Play Therapists ⚡

This course is for you if you want to...

  • Identify depressive symptomatology in children that can be found in the play therapy context

  • List similarities and difference in depressive presentations between adults vs children

  • Compare and contrast different modalities of treatment most widely accepted in the treatment of depression and its effectiveness in the play therapy context

What Play Therapists Are Saying About the Course

Tanya Doyle

Great Training and Practical Tools

Tanya Doyle

"I appreciated the thoroughness of the training and the practical examples given. I also liked how the content was laid out."

Help Your Play Therapists Work Through Depression in Play Therapy

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Course Reviews

  • Such Helpful Information

    Carly Schrimpl

    Wonderful course!

    Wonderful course!

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  • Helpful but brief

    Kelly Beaton

    Lots of good information but seemed very condensed. I like the incorporation of different theories.

    Lots of good information but seemed very condensed. I like the incorporation of different theories.

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  • Excellent!

    Brent Stutzman

    Wonderful practical tips to helping kiddos with depression!

    Wonderful practical tips to helping kiddos with depression!

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  • Helpful but brief

    Kelly Beaton

    Lots of good information but seemed very condensed. I like the incorporation of different theories.

    Lots of good information but seemed very condensed. I like the incorporation of different theories.

    Read Less

What's included?

  • 2 CE Hours & Certificate (with survey & passing quiz grade)

  • Learn at your own pace. The training videos will be here waiting for you!

  • No Expiration Date (you'll have 24-hour, 365-Days access to the content). Rewatch them anytime!

  • Closed Captioning

  • High Quality, 4K Interactive Video & Clear Audio

Will this suite me?

  • Beginner play therapists just learning about depression

  • Intermediate play therapists looking for extra tools and resources to help depressed clients

  • Advanced supervisors looking to fine-tune their approach to with children

2.5 NON-CONTACT CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS

APT APPROVED PROVIDER 18-533

Course Description:

As a play therapist, it is a challenge to work with depression in therapy. Helping children struggling with depression symptoms can leave play therapists exhausted and over time can lead to feelings of burnout. But it doesn’t have to stay that way.  In this course, you will learn ways to spot, assess, and work effectively with depressive symptoms in children from Gestalt and Attachment-based lenses so you can more confidently help children with depression symptoms and avoid burnout. 


Course Objectives: 


  1. Identify depressive symptomatology in children that can be found in the play therapy context.

  2. List similarities and difference in depressive presentations between adults vs. children.

  3. Identify diagnostic tools that can aid treatment in the play therapy context.

  4. Discuss research-based practices to treat depression that correlate to the play therapy space.

  5. Compare and contrast different modalities of treatment most widely accepted in the treatment of depression and its effectiveness in the play therapy context.

  6. Identify best practice with enlisting and incorporating parents in the play therapy process and with crucial home support. 




Play Therapy Toolbox is an Approved Provider with the Association for Play Therapy. (APT Approved Provider #18-533).  

Play therapy credit available to mental health professionals only as listed in each course description.  Courses that do not qualify for play therapy credit are clearly listed.

Your Instructor

  • Susan Stutzman

    Instructor

    Susan Stutzman

    Susan Stutzman, LCPC, RPT-S, is the founder and owner of Kid Matters Counseling in Hinsdale, IL. Susan is the co-owner of Play Therapy Toolbox, a digital resource to help support, train, and equip the next generation of play therapists and play therapy supervisors. She is the past president of the Illinois Association for Play Therapy, a mother of 3 children, and lives in Hinsdale with her husband of 17 years.