Game play has a sneaky way of allowing clients to connect more with their authentic selves. This authentic connection is no small consideration, but I believe this is just one of the many reasons games are valuable in play therapy with kids & adolescents. Board games can be so much more than an arena to connect with a child: They can be the vehicle of play therapy! With creativity and intentionality, games can be chosen and designed to bring kids and adolescents into experiences which facilitate awareness, exploration, and adaptation. This class will explore elements of games and methods for choosing and designing therapeutic game play.
This class will be held at Playmore & Prosper on Friday, August 21st from 9 AM to 12:15 PM.
This summer series on play therapy is meant to give therapists new tools and expand their repertoire of techniques for moving therapy forward. Therapy with kids and adolescents is different, and it requires learning new arenas & languages to facilitate growth and healing. These classes are built on sound therapeutic theory and will focus on the application of specific tools through demonstration and interaction.
Check out the other two classes in our summer series on Legos and Mini Figures!
At the end of this training, the learner will be able to:
- Describe and practice foundational skills of play therapy as they apply to using board games in session
- Discuss the selection of games available and assess criteria for choosing the best board games for a play therapy office
- Discuss & practice using board games for assessment and intervention
Play Therapy Summer Series: Board Games
This class is worth 3 CEUs. These hours can be applied towards obtaining the necessary 150 CEU 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.