ADHD is often misunderstood by parents, teachers, and other professionals. It is further complicated by frequent secondary symptoms. In this training, participants will learn a better understanding of what ADHD is and how to use play therapy to help kids facing the challenges that accompany ADHD.
This topical series on play therapy is meant to give therapists new tools and expand their repertoire of techniques for specific client issues of concern. Therapy with kids and adolescents is different, and it requires learning new arenas & languages to facilitate growth and healing. Play therapy allows us to meet kids & adolescents where they are in development, and empower them through methods they are familiar with. These Play Therapy classes are built on sound therapeutic theory and will focus on the application of specific play therapy tools through demonstration and interaction.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this training, the learner will be able to:
- Recite two metaphors for understanding ADHD and describing it to parents
- Describe a play therapy structure for helping ADHD kids learn executive skills
- Facilitate play therapy activities for parent and child to participate in together to better support ADHD
- Facilitate play therapy practice of using a stop, think, and choose structure for handling difficult situations.
- Learn a limit setting structure to use in play therapy that still promotes client expression
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ADHD & Play Therapy
This class is worth 3 CONTACT CE hours, and can be applied towards obtaining the necessary 150 CE hours required for RPT credentialing from the Association for Play Therapy. This course is founded in Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy, which is considered "seminal theory" by the APT, and appropriate to take during all three phases of training required for obtaining the RPT credential.
Playmore and Prosper is an approved provider of Play Therapy Training. APT Approved Provider 17-504.