This class will explore and demonstrate how to bring NON-directive cognitive behavioral concepts and techniques into play therapy, which is a new way of understanding Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy! Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy is generally viewed as a directive play therapy approach for older children that utilizes specific interventions to lead clients into learning more adaptive thoughts and behaviors. However, in this class students will learn how to utilize CBPT as a non-directive play therapy approach with younger kids. Bringing CBPT to younger children necessitates being able to utilize non-directive CBPT, and the concepts and skills for doing this will be taught and demonstrated. Note that this is the first lecture of Rob’s larger Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy training – which is a much bigger commitment – but the focus in this course is solely on non-directive CBPT.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this training, the learner will be able to:
- List 3 cognitive categories present in a child’s play
- Describe and practice reinforcing cognitive skills, and modeling cognitive strategies
- Recite reasons for being non-directive in play therapy, and evaluate criteria for becoming directive in play therapy.
- List 7 tips for bringing awareness to cognitions
- Describe how CBPT can be done solely from a NON-directive position
- Recite a measure for assessing what age to begin bringing awareness to cognitions
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Non-Directive Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy
This course is worth 3 CE hours. These hours 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.