⚡ Attention Play Therapists ⚡

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

  • List therapeutic powers of play and why historical knowledge of play therapy is essential to a play therapist

  • Identify key individuals, theoristis, and organizations that have shaped the history of the profession of play therapy

  • Compare and contrast the most widely accepted theoretical models of play therapy and the formats in which they are most commonly offered

What Play Therapists Are Saying About the Course

Christine Valentín, Middlesex, NJ

Great Information!

Christine Valentín, Middlesex, NJ

"This was great information about the history of play therapy. Really added some historical info that I haven't found anywhere else."

Integrate The History of Play Therapy With Your Current Skill Set

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What's included?

  • 2.5 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

2.5 NON-CONTACT CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS

APT APPROVED PROVIDER 18-533

Course Description:

As a play therapist, it isn’t always our first priority to know the history of therapeutic work with children.  But play can often be commonly dismissed and misunderstood, but knowing our origins and the history of how we are part of history and how we have evolved is a powerful tool in effective work and making a career out of Play Therapy. 


Course Objectives: 


Objective 1 List out the therapeutic powers of play and why historical knowledge of play therapy is essential to a play therapist.

Objective 2 Identify key individuals, theorists, and organizations that have shaped the history of the profession of play therapy.

Objective 3 Discuss early therapeutic approaches with children which include play

Objective 4  Discuss the evolution of play therapy practices from the early 1900s to the present day.

Objective 5  Compare and contrast the most widely accepted theoretical models of play therapy and the formats in which they are most commonly offered as evidenced-based practices in the field.  (individual, group, family, etc.). 

Objective 6 Identify and recognize the evolving body of qualitative and quantitative play therapy research backed by current brain research and neuroscience that provide significant underpinnings to play therapy being the ideal treatment approach to children 3-11.




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.

Course Reviews

  • Such Helpful Information

    Carly Schrimpl

    Wonderful course!

    Wonderful course!

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  • 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.

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

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