⚡ Attention Play Therapists That Use Documentation ⚡

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

  • Learn best practices in requesting and gathering initial Play Therapy Intake paperwork

  • Identify “other” paperwork (parenting agreements, divorce decree, HIPAA release) that may be needed in Play Therapy files

  • Understand ethical considerations for diagnosing children in a Play Therapy context

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 wanting a solid foundation on documentation.

  • Intermediate play therapists looking for extra tools and resources for their documentation toolbox.

  • Advanced supervisors looking to better address challenges at the agency level to implement ethical documentation in the context of play therapy.



Course Description:

Many play therapists struggle with what is needed specifically in a child client case file.  The legal understanding between what is important and what is essential often feels daunting.  

Perhaps you have questioned best practices in play therapy documentation and case files or you struggle with conceptualizing the diagnosing of children or creating a treatment plan. Maybe you are just not sure about the how and what to document in each play therapy session.  If you answered yes to any of these questions then this training is for you!  

Take this course and leave your nagging questions on play therapy documentation behind.  In this training you will be taught ethical considerations and best practices.  Don’t wonder another minute if you are ethical in keeping your play therapy case files.  Start the training today and find peace of mind.  

Course Objectives: 

Objective 1 Learn best practices in requesting and gathering initial Play Therapy Intake paperwork

Objective 2 Identify “other” paperwork (such as parenting agreements, divorce decree, HIPAA release of information, Suicide Safety Contracts etc…) that may be needed in play therapy files

Objective 3 Understand ethical considerations for diagnosing children in a Play Therapy context

Objective 4  Learn how to translate parent intake goals into clinical play therapy treatment plans

Objective 5  Learn 4 different considerations for play therapy session note outlines

Objective 6 Discuss key “do’s and don'ts” in recording and keeping and electronic communication throughout the play therapy process

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


    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.

Get the skills you need to ethically document the therapeutic process in children!

Enroll Now for $37.97

What Play Therapists Are Saying About the Course

Kimber Lubert

After watching the Ethical Considerations course, I have new insights and knowledge to apply to my play therapy documentation to ensure I am following all guidelines. This course helped me gain confidence in my ability to document appropriately.

Molly Monaghan

"This course was so helpful in understanding the intricacies of documentation and the ethical side of Play Therapy. I use practical applications from this course in both treatment planning and note-taking on a daily basis."