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

Cultural Issues in Play Therapy


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • List the necessary steps to go from building sensitivity to developing competence in working across cultures.
  • Discuss the universality, as well as diversity, of play across cultures.
  • Describe the relationship between culture and children's artistic expression and the impact of culture on art therapy with children.
  • Explain the unique frame of play therapy associated with major cultural groups.
  • Describe the importance of understanding cultural issues of privacy, trust, and beliefs when treating families from various cultures.

Author(s):
Standard: $50.00

Doing Play Therapy: From Building the Relationship to Facilitating Change


Credits: None available.

Author(s):
Standard: $100.00

Empirically Based Play Interventions for Children, First Edition


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the current outcome research on empirically-based play interventions.
  • Recite the vital treatment components for empirically based play prevention programs as well as learn key treatment ingredients in play interventions for developmental disorders.
  • Identify a variety of directive and non-directive therapeutic play techniques to address the needs of children diagnosed with internalizing disorders.
  • Describe structured, time-limited skills-based play approaches for addressing the needs of children diagnosed with externalizing disorders.
  • Discuss new frameworks for designing play interventions and outcome assessment approaches in order to be the architects of the "second generation" of play intervention programs.
  • List the principles upon which Developmentally Appropriate Games are based.
  • Discuss the most commone recommended therapeutic techniques for children who experience traumatic grief.

Author(s):
Standard: $80.00

Evocative Strategies in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify child-friendly techniques to engage hard-to-reach oppositional, defiant, and aggressive children.
  • Discuss evocative strategies for making meaningful, heart to heart connections with distant and disconnected children.
  • Identify the unique advantages as well as risks of evocative strategies.
  • List at least 20 different categories of evocative strategies.
  • Use specific evocative strategies to deal with common therapy themes arising in children and adolescents.
  • Describe criteria for when evocative strategies are indicated and when they are contraindicated.
  • Identify key themes in child and adolescent psychotherapy and evocative strategies to address these themes.
  • Write the value of these techniques in engaging children who are reluctant participants in therapy.

Author(s):
Standard: $70.00

Foundations of Play Therapy: Second Edition


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase awareness of historical antecedents of play therapy.
  • Develop an understanding of the therapeutic powers inherent to play therapy.
  • Gain insight into ethical fitness and decision making.
  • List principles of theories and models of play therapy.
  • Compare play, play therapy and therapeutic play.
  • Explain the major theories of play therapy and their basic concepts.
  • Describe the core techniques used to implement play therapy.

Author(s):
Standard: $100.00

Group Filial Therapy: The Complete Guide to Teaching Parents to Play Therapeutically with Their Children


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the four main skills parents will be taught through the Group Filial Therapy model
  • Identify at least three issues that may occur within group or play sessions and how to facilitate these sessions most effectively.
  • Identify at least three of the roles parents can utilize in play sessions.
  • Identify the four stages of training and practice in the Group Filial Therapy model.
  • Identify at least two considerations in modifying the Group Filial Therapy Model.

Author(s):
Standard: $110.00

Hidden Treasure: A Map to the Child's Inner Self


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how the natural development stages of children may lead to the need for therapeutic intervention.
  • Describe the therapeutic process with children and adolescents from a Gestalt Therapy perspective.
  • Explain how expressive and projective techniques help children express deeper feelings.
  • Identify how the expression of these feelings can led to a stronger sense of self.
  • Identify some specific issues relating to work with children such as anger, loss and grief, and attention deficit disorder.

Author(s):
Standard: $60.00

If You Turned Into a Monster: Transformation through Play: A Body-Centred Approach to Play Therapy


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the meaning of symbol as it relates to the play therapy process.
  • Identify and describe the four roles of therapist in dynamic play therapy.
  • Describe what is meant by the term filter referencing the quotation by Dr. Alexander Lowen.
  • Explain what children's monster drawings express about the individual child and all children.
  • Describe three examples of ways of playing with the concept of Monster by citing methods in the book or inventing your own.

Author(s):
Standard: $40.00

Integrating Extremes: Aggression and Death in the Playroom


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify three ways that the play therapist may engage in self-regulation while working with aggressive and death behaviors in the playroom.
  • Practice two ways to incorporate authenticity in the playroom to facilitate trust, safety, and healing for clients.
  • Distinguish between and effectively navigate hyper-aroused play behaviors and hypo-aroused play behaviors.

Author(s):
Standard: $40.00

Integrative Play Therapy


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the theoretical foundations and benefits of integrative play therapy practices.
  • Describe how the therapeutic powers of play are flexible and adaptive.
  • Discuss how they can integrate play therapy into their practice.
  • Explain how to blend play therapy, art, and sandtray therapy as well as theraplay with evidence-based practices.
  • Understand the importance of the Integrative Movement in the field of psychotherapy.
  • Describe the historical background of integrative psychotherapy.
  • Understand the current applications of integrative play therapy to a wide range of childhood disorders.

Author(s):
Standard: $90.00
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