This class will introduce participants to legal considerations for using play therapy with minors in Minnesota. Play therapy is a unique form of therapy, unlike talk therapy. Working with minors, further has its own unique challenges and requirements. It is extremely prudent for a play therapist to have an understanding of legal requirements and processes in order to work within the law and provide best practice for your client.


This presentation will cover definitions and roles of legal professionals, custody considerations, consent of minors, responding to legal requests, and play therapy charting and practice strategies to be more informed on the legal implications of doing play therapy with minors. The Minnesota statutes and the Association for Play Therapy’s Best Practices will be the foundation for discussion and the information presented.


Well informed play therapists do not need to fear legal professionals. We can learn good strategies for communicating and responding to legal professionals that best support our work with our play therapy clients! 


Learning Objectives:

At the end of this training, the learner will be able to:

  • Name and define 2 roles of legal professionals play therapists might encounter
  • Define custody considerations when working as a play therapist
  • Explain 3 considerations for play therapy informed consent with minors
  • Define when and how to use a safe harbor agreement
  • Name 3 unique clinical charting considerations for doing play therapy with minors
  • Practice techniques for incorporating exposure therapy into play therapy


Please note while this is being delivered through an online format, the focuse of this class is not on telehealth. 


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Intersection of Play Therapy and Legal Professionals

  • December 4, 2020 from 9 AM to 12:15 PM (one 15 min break)

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