Working with Children Impacted by Divorce & Separation in the Play Therapy Room

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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).

However- we strongly encourage you to still complete the assignments as reflective exercises to enrich your learning experience. 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


Working with Children Impacted by Divorce & Separation in the Play Therapy Room

INSTRUCTOR: Tammy Schamuhn, R.Psych., RPT-S

With parental divorce and separation on the rise, many children struggle with the grief, transitions, emotional disruptions, and (often) conflict associated with this process. This workshop will hive you concrete tools to help children and teens to heal and process this loss, and gain effective tools to manage their emotions. Creative engagement and assessment activities will be presented, and participants will learn how to implement strategies immediately into their practice


  • Understand how the parent-child attachment is impacted
  • Explore how divorce/separation effects children and parents, and situations parents should avoid during and after divorce/separation
  • Explore assessment tools to help the clinician better identify specific areas where a child is struggling
  • Gain creative tools to integrate into your play therapy practice that helps children process their experiences related to divorce and separation
  • Assist parents in acquiring co-parenting skills that will protect children from emotional and psychological damage

-The Institute of Child Psychology



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