Play Therapy Fundamentals

Incorporating Caregivers in the Play Therapy Process

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Just a few quick things before you begin!

  1. Please take your lessons in order
  2. Once you complete the course please continue to the final quiz. You are required to get a minimum of 75% to receive a passing grade.
  3. Please note if you receive a passing grade, you will automatically be granted a certificate of completion. This is certified course through the Association for Play Therapy (APT) and the Institute of Child Psychology is an approved provider with APT;  only applicants who are mental health professionals or graduate students in the mental health field should be taking this course.
  4. APT only accepts professionals in the field of mental health as eligible to continue with their certification towards becoming a play therapist. It is participant responsibility to ensure they are eligible:


Assignments the instructor references are NO LONGER REQUIRED for completion of this course; only the final exam is (75 % questions answered correctly required for a certificate).

  Association for Play Therapy: 3.0 training hours (APT Provider #21-634) APT recognizes this course as meeting the requirements for non-contact training hours towards* their national certification process to become a Registered Play Therapist

Incorporating Caregivers in the Play Therapy Process INSTRUCTOR: Tania Johnson, R.Psych., RPT In this workshop attendees will learn to integrate family therapy and parent-lead activities into the play therapy room. Therapists learn how to train and supervise parents as they conduct special child-centered play sessions with their own children. These directives are designed to resolve presenting problems while strengthening family relationships. OBJECTIVES:

  • Assist parents in generalizing the use of the play skills to everyday life situations
  • Learn how to discuss themes of the play sessions with parents to further their understanding of the child and the relationship
  • Help parents understand the value and importance play and their involvement in their children’s treatment
  • Help caregivers set up parent-child play sessions, and give constructive feedback to improve their skills

-The Institute of Child Psychology



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