Integrating Art Therapy into Your Play Therapy Practice

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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: 4.5 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

Integrating Art Therapy into Your Play Therapy Practice

INSTRUCTORS: Tammy Schamuhn, R. Psych RPT-S & Olga Perju, RP, CCC-S, Registered Canadian Art Therapist

Art therapy can be a highly enriching addition to the play therapy process. It is a therapeutic process that uses art as an intervention to effectively work with children, teens, and adults to address numerous issues. This workshop will cover a basic conceptual understanding of art therapy, and explore a variety of art-based modalities to incorporate into the play therapy process.  Creative engagement and assessment activities will be presented, and participants will learn how to implement art-based strategies immediately into their practice


  • Define Art Therapy
  • Identify when and how to use art techniques as an integral play therapy tool
  • Describe the art therapy process in relation to play therapy
  • Expand repertoire of art techniques in play
  • Engage in experiential art activities that may be used in a play therapy setting with clients of all ages

-The Institute of Child Psychology



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