Play Therapy Fundamentals intermediate

Directive Play Therapy Activities: Where Structure Meets Creativity

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Just a few quick things before you begin!

Available December 3, 2021
(Recording only accessible for viewing up to 60 days, expiring on February 1, 2022 @ 11:59PM)

1. Go through the lessons in order; they are built on one another. All assignments and quizzes must be submitted and completed within the 60 day viewing timeframe.

2. Certificates of completion will be provided within 10 business days after the course expiry date. While a certificate of completion can be granted,  Play Therapy credit through the Association of Play Therapy may not be awarded to non-graduate level mental health professionals or graduate level students in the mental health field.

Association for Play Therapy: 5.0 training hours (APT Provider #20-984)
APT recognizes this course as meeting the requirements for non-contact training hours towards* their national certification process to become a Registered Play Therapist

4. All course assignment submissions must be sent to Please ensure to mention the course name and lesson number that you are submitting an assignment for. Only make one email submission inclusive of all assignments together.

Directive Play Therapy Activities: Where Structure Meets Creativity
INSTRUCTOR: Tania Johnson, R.Psych., RPT

In this dynamic workshop participants will learn how to engage clients through the play therapy process while providing concrete structure and direction to help navigate the therapeutic journey.  Therapists will learn how bring in games, discussions, and structured activities that assist children in examining issues and making interpretations, with the purpose of helping the child process experiences and feelings that might have previously hidden from awareness.


  • Explore a play therapy model which will help participants to decided when to use structured vs. Non-structured activities
  • Identify themes in children’s play and learn how to practically apply this knowledge in the play room
  • Create a robust toolbox of structured activities to help children with a variety of emotional, social and behavioural issues
  • Discover how to creatively use books and movies to facilitate the healing process
  • Discuss tele therapy techniques to utilize with children
  • Illustrate and practice selecting and utilizing different tools through case-studies 

-The Institute of Child Psychology



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