Via recorded webinar
APT Primary Focus Area(s):
Skills and Methods: 2 CE
Total Play Therapy CE Hours: 2 CE
This course provides therapists with an overview of the nature of directive play therapy along with theoretical foundations and specific interventions and techniques for implementation as part of a goal directed play therapy treatment plan. It includes a clear treatment plan development as well as actionable directive play therapy techniques that can be applied.
The course includes .5 hours of seminal and historical theory and 1.5 hours of play therapy interventions and techniques.
Original recording date: November 11, 2020 Length: 2:04 hours
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe how directive play therapy differs from child centered play therapy.
- Name 5 clinical reasons a therapist might use directive play therapy techniques.
- List 20 directive play therapy interventions.
- Identify 5 appropriate directive play therapy techniques to the play therapy treatment plan in a case scenario.
Sources and Resources (click to expand)
Bratton, S.C., Ray, D., Rhine, T., & Jones, L. (2005). The efficacy of play therapy with children: A meta-analytic review of treatment outcomes. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 36, 367–390. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0735-7028.36.4.376
Drewes, A., & Schaefer, C.E. (2014). Introduction: How ply therapy causes therapeutic change. In Schaefer C. E. & Drewes A. (Eds.), The therapeutic powers of play: 20 core agents of change (pp. 1–8). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Giordano, M., Landreth, G., & Jones, L. (2005). A practical handbook for building the play therapy relationship. Lanham, MD: Jason Aronson.
Hambidge, G. (1955). Structured play therapy. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 25(1), 601–617.
Homeyer, L.E., & Morrison, M.O. (2008). Play therapy practice, issues, and trends. American Journal of Play, 1, 210–228.
Jones, K.D., Casado, M., & Robinson, E.H. (2003). Structured play therapy: A model for choosing topics and activities. International Journal of Play Therapy, 12, 31–37. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/h0068870
Kenney-Noziska, S., Schaefer, C., & Homeyer, L. (2012). Beyond directive or nondirective: Moving the conversation forward. International Journal of Play Therapy, 21(4), 244–252. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0028910
Knell, S.M. (1997). Cognitive-behavioral play therapy. In O’Connor K. J. & Braverman L. M. (Eds.), Play therapy theory and practice: A comparative presentation (pp. 79–99). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.
Kottman, T. (2003). Partners in play: An Adlerian approach to play therapy (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
Kottman, T. (2011). Play therapy: Basics and beyond (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
Landreth, G.L. (2012). Play therapy: The art of the relationship (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Brunner-Routledge.
Levy, D.M. (1939). Trends in therapy III: Release therapy. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 9, 713–736.
Nash, J.B., & Schaefer, C.E. (2011). Play therapy: Basic concepts and practice. In Schaefer C. E. (Ed.), Foundations of play therapy (2nd ed., pp. 3–14). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Peterson, D., & Boswell, J. (2015). Play therapy in a natural setting: A case example. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 10, 62–76. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15401383.2014.935545
Rasmussen, L.A., & Cunningham, C. (1995). Focused play therapy and non-directive play therapy: Can they be integrated?. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 4, 1–20.
Sloves, R.E., & Peterlin, K.B. (1994). Time-limited play therapy. In O’Connor K. J. & Schaefer C. E. (Eds.), Handbook of play therapy: Advances and innovations (pp. 27–60). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.
2 CE recorded webinar contact hour(s)
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