⚡ Attention Play Therapists That Use Games ⚡

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

  • Utilize gameplay to widen a child's window of tolerance

  • Assess different elements of challenge using games

  • Compare directive and nondirective approaches to facilitating the therapeutic process through games

What Play Therapists Are Saying...

  • Getting in the Game: An Introduction to Facilitating Gam...

    Holly Markley

    Overall very good and helpful. I love the role plays and then explaining it afterwards.

    Overall very good and helpful. I love the role plays and then explaining it afterwards.

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  • Great introductory course!

    Melissa Brown

    This is a great course for learning how to start using games in therapy. I really liked that it could be used with both directive and non-directive play ther...

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    This is a great course for learning how to start using games in therapy. I really liked that it could be used with both directive and non-directive play therapy.

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What's included?

  • 1 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 using games in play therapy.

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

  • Advanced supervisors looking to better address challenges at the agency level to implement trauma-infomred supervision in the context of play therapy.

1 NON-CONTACT CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS

APT APPROVED PROVIDER 18-533

Course Description:

Have you ever wondered how games can be used to aid processing within a play therapy context for a child? Have you ever felt asked yourself if there is anything transformative taking place through playing UNO? 

If so, this highly experiential workshop on facilitating games in Play Therapy is for you!.  This workshop will explore game play in the play therapy process and will be guided by the theoretical underpinnings in Gestalt framework. 

The basics of facilitating and/or participating in games within a play therapy session in order to widen the client’s window of tolerance will be discussed. 

Directive and non-directive approaches to playing games within a play therapy context will be described, challenges in utilizing games will be addressed, and practical applications for practice will be assessed through the lens of current neuroscientific research. Get ready to get in the game!


Course Objectives: 


Objective 1 - Describe common ways games can be used from a Gestalt framework in a play therapy setting

Objective 2 - Discuss elements of gameplay that can facilitate the widening of a child’s window of tolerance in a play therapy session.

Objective 3 - Assess different elements of challenge using games within a play therapy setting.

Objective 4 - Compare directive and nondirective approaches to facilitating the therapeutic process through games in play therapy.




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 Instructors

  • Susan Stutzman

    Instructor

    Susan Stutzman

    Susan Stutzman, LCPC, RPT, is the founder and owner of Kid Matters Counseling in Hinsdale, IL and 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 adjunct faculty at Wheaton College Graduate School, past president of the Illinois Association for Play Therapy, a mother of 3 children, and lives in Hinsdale with her husband of 14 years.

Get the skills you need to utilize games to facilitate the therapeutic process in children!

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