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Series: Play Therapy Techniques

History of Play Therapy:
The Theories of Play and Play Therapy

Previously Recorded

Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S

120 minutes

Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn about the theory of play
  2. Learn about the theory of play therapy
  3. 3. Connect theory to practice in order to improve one’s relationships in the playroom

This webinar offers 2 APT CEs/NYS ED Self Study Creditss

The understanding of the History of play therapy is critical for clinicians in order to appreciate their own theoretical practice. The theory of play and play therapy is an integral part of learning about play therapy. This webinar will discuss all of the above in a fascinating and engaging manner.

 

Bibliography:

British Association of Play Therapists, “History of Play Therapy”, on website, 2014

Stangline, Michelle, “Learn the History of Play Therapy from Creative Counseling 101.com”, on website, 2015

Drisco, James, “A Short History of Play Therapy”, Smith College School of Social Work, 2001

Johnson, Jane, “History of Play Therapy” in Handbook of Play Therapy, Wiley, New Jersey, 2015

O’Connor,Kevin, Play Therapy theory and Practice, Wiley, New Jersey, 2009

Schaefer, Charles, Foundations of Play Therapy, Wiley, New Jersey, 2011

 

Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn about the theory of play
  2. Learn about the theory of play therapy
  3. 3. Connect theory to practice in order to improve one’s relationships in the playroom

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CEs are offered through:
  • Kids Inc. (APT Approved Provider 10-275) is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer Continuing education specific to play therapy
  • Nefesh International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board FOR Social WORK AS an approved provider of continuing education FOR licensed social workers #0048
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