Play Therapy Book Tests


Earn non-contact continuing education credit by completing tests based upon play therapy books available. Books must be purchased prior to completing online tests.

  • Price includes CE test only.


Continuing Education




NBCC. The Association for Play Therapy (APT) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5636. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. APT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.



APT. The Association for Play Therapy (APT) offers continuing education specific to play therapy. APT Approved Provider 95-100 maintains responsibility for the program.


Sessions

A Handbook of Play Therapy with Aggressive Children


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • List at least three specific anger modulation strategies.
  • Describe three specific ways to counter devaluation.
  • List three specific strategies to address the hidden losses suffered by many aggressive and violent children.
  • Explain clinical considerations regarding contained trauma re-enactments.
  • Discuss common countertransference feelings aroused in work with aggressive children.
  • List the two tracks of the Play Therapy Decision Grid.
  • Use techniques to access the inner world of the child.
  • Describe at least 5 specific strategies to work through termination issues.

Author(s):
Standard: $80.00

A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy: Helping Things Fall Apart, the Paradox of Play


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the paradox of play.
  • Describe various play materials that support the therapeutic healing of aggression in play.
  • Critique dynamic play therapy and how the falling apart of the play can lead to profound healing in a child.
  • Discuss the importance of symbols in play.

Author(s):
Standard: $40.00

ADAPT: A Developmental, Attachment-based, Play Therapy


Credits: None available.

Author(s):
Standard: $30.00

Advanced Play Therapy: Essential Conditions, Knowledge, and Skills for Child Practice


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recite when, why and how to set limits for children in a play room.
  • Describe key characteristics of effective play therapists.
  • Explain the historical and religious influences upon the nature and development of play.
  • Discuss the various stages of child development from the perspectives of leaders in the field.
  • Compare play therapy practice in schools to play therapy in community settings.
  • Describe the five properties of play.
  • Identify common themes in play therapy.

Author(s):
Standard: $80.00

Animal Assisted Play Therapy


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the historical and theoretical background of Animal Assisted Play Therapy and animal types and characteristics most often utilized
  • Address common misconceptions regarding the use of animals in therapeutic settings
  • Identify the training requirements/ethical considerations required to become an Animal Assisted Play Therapist
  • Develop an understanding of the unique characteristics which define and structure the therapist/animal relationship
  • Identify how AAPT is beneficial with culturally diverse populations for assisting with child, adult and family constellation and needs
  • Identify non-directive and directive Play Therapy interventions most commonly used in AAPT

Author(s):
Standard: $100.00

Applications of Family and Group Theraplay


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Present an overview of the main tenants of Theraplay.
  • Explain applications of Theraplay to a wide variety of populations including those coming from cross cultural contexts.
  • Describe case studies illustrating the beginning, middle and end sessions of Theraplay.
  • Discuss modifications of Theraplay integrating other treatment modalities.
  • Illustrate family and group Theraplay formats as a way of enhancing parent/child attachments.
  • Describe the sequential nature of brain development.
  • Compare traditional play therapies with Theraplay.

Author(s):
Standard: $80.00

Child-Centered Play Therapy


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the background and relevance of CCPT.
  • Discuss CCPT Techniques and playroom logistics.
  • Describe how to appropriately involve parents and school personnel.
  • Recite the appropriate ways to handle and document touch in CCPT.
  • Discuss studies which show empirical support for CCPT and FT.

Author(s):
Standard: $60.00

Child-Centered Play Therapy: A Practical Guide to Developing Therapeutic Relationships with Children


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify Axline's eight CCPT principles
  • List the 3 steps in setting therapeutic limits.
  • Discuss the four types of questions children may ask in play therapy sessions and whether or not and how to respond to them.
  • Identify the criteria for selecting toys to include in the playroom.
  • Identify the criteria for selecting toys to include in the playroom.
  • Discuss the importance of the therapeutic relationships with children
  • Identify the ""ideal therapist qualities"" for a therapist using CCPT

Author(s):
Standard: $100.00

Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recite how CBPT can be used with preschool and early school age children.
  • Describe the developmental issues inherent in integrating CBT and play therapy.
  • Discuss how cognitive and behavioral interventions can be integrated into play therapy.
  • List the similarities and differences between CBPT and more traditional play therapies.
  • Explain the importance of generalization, relapse prevention and planned termination in CBPT.

Author(s):
Standard: $70.00

Counseling Children and Adolescents through Grief and Loss


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the multiple and varied losses experienced by children and adolescents.
  • Identify cognitive, emotional and behavioral responses to loss in children and adolescents.
  • Explain the secondary and intangible losses experienced by children and adolescents.
  • Select healing interventions that are well suited to the developmental and cultural status of children and adolescents who are grieving or have experienced loss.
  • Deconstruct primary losses so that secondary and intangible losses can be addressed in counseling.

Author(s):
Standard: $60.00
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