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.

 


Sessions

Play Diagnosis and Assessment, Second Edition


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Articulate both the importance of play to childhood development and the utility of play as a diagnostic tool.
  • Describe the differences between different types and stages of play.
  • Identify and describe play and parent-child interaction assessment measures that can be used with infants, children, and families.
  • Discuss factors to consider in using play and parent-child interaction assessment instruments.
  • Describe developmental aspects of family and parent-child/infant interactions.
  • Describe how play assessment and qualitative and quantitative peer interactions can be used as a component of the diagnostic process.
  • Name and critique (at least) two instruments for assessing peer interaction or social or non-social play.

Author(s):
Standard: $190.00

Play in Clinical Practice: Evidence-Based Approaches


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze research results on the relationship between play and various aspects of child development.
  • Describe constructs that play-based assessment instruments measure.
  • Explain play-related characteristics of various evidence-based interventions with children.
  • List patterns of results in research on various evidence-based interventions with children.
  • Discuss and describe "Standardized Testing".
  • Explain PCIT.

Author(s):
Standard: $80.00

Play In Family Therapy First Edition

Expiration Date: Mar 1, 2019

Credits: None available.

Please be advised that in an effort to stay current with learning material, this test will no longer be available after Friday, March 1, 2019. Should you have any questions, please contact the APT office. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the historical perspective of family therapy and play therapy.
  • Discuss the rationale for integrating family and play therapy.
  • Describe Family Puppet Interviews and The Mutual Story-Telling Technique.
  • Identify the benefits of expressive arts.
  • Describe 3 family art therapy techniques.
  • List 4 play techniques to use with children and families.

Author(s):
Standard: $60.00

Play Therapy Dimensions Model: A Decision-Making Guide for Therapists


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the two primary dimensions conceptualized in model, along with the four quadrants that relate to therapeutic decision making.
  • Identify the commonalities and differences in existing models and approaches to play therapy and map them on the model.
  • Identify the advantages of an integrative approach to play therapy that is based on the child's needs and development, as identified through specific child moderating factors.
  • Describe ways a therapist might immerse him/herself in the play process, and identify the potential impact and outcome of each type of immersion.
  • Identify three stages of therapist development, according to the developmental model of supervision and discuss two primary bridging activities a supervisor may use to facilitate growth in each phase.

Author(s):
Standard: $60.00

Play Therapy for Very Young Children


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the major models of play interventions for infants and toddlers.
  • Describe a wide variety of therapeutic play strategies for very young children.
  • Understand the importance of early intervention for young children exhibiting behavior problems.
  • Articulate the ways parents can become involved in play interventions.
  • Cite evidence for the effectiveness of play therapies for very young children.
  • Learn effective play-based prevention programs for very young children.
  • Understand the role of play in fostering secure attachments in very young children.
  • Become familiar with the challenges of early intervention through illustrative case studies.

Author(s):
Standard: $110.00

Play Therapy Interventions to Enhance Resilience


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe at least six guideposts for nurturing a resilient mindset
  • Identify the eight therapeutic mechanisms of Rutter (1999) in their application to Play Therapy (Seymour, 2014) and note their relationship to resilience-based therapy.
  • Define resilience-based treatment elements that are particularly important when providing therapy to persons who have experienced significant life trauma as an individual and/or in the context of surviving mass trauma.
  • Describe at least three special factors that impact the provision of resilience- based therapy in a school setting.
  • Share at least one person’s experience of resilience-based Play Therapy (i.e., one of the case presentations in the book) and share how this inspired them in their own clinical work.

Author(s):
Standard: $60.00

Play Therapy Interventions with Children's Problems: Case Studies with DMS-IV-TR Diagnosis, Second Edition

Expiration Date: Mar 1, 2019

Credits: None available.

Please be advised that in an effort to stay current with learning material, this test will no longer be available after Friday, March 1, 2019. Should you have any questions, please contact the APT office. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how specific play therapy approaches are used to help children cope with and overcome a broad range of problems that children experience.
  • List current statistical data on the effectiveness of certain play therapy approaches.
  • Identify DSM-IV-TR diagnoses that are associated with presenting problems commonly encountered by play therapists.

Author(s):
Standard: $70.00

Play Therapy Theory and Practice: A Comparative Presentation

Expiration Date: Mar 1, 2019

Credits: None available.

Please be advised that in an effort to stay current with learning material, this test will no longer be available after Friday, March 1, 2019. Should you have any questions, please contact the APT office. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast the development of disorders among a wide range of theoretical approaches including, child centered, psychoanalytic and cognitive-behavioral play therapy theories.
  • Describe play therapy interventions that correspond to 3 different theoretical orientations.
  • Compare and contrast the role of the play therapist across theoretical approaches.

Author(s):
Standard: $110.00

Play Therapy with Adolescents


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the unique characteristics and needs of adolescents in treatment and identify play therapy techniques to effectively meet those needs.
  • Explain the rationale for and advantages of using play therapy with adolescent clients, and will learn some of the special considerations for the use of this modality when working with this population.
  • Identify strategies for utilizing play therapy to establish trust and build therapeutic relationships with adolescent clients.
  • Describe strategies for adapting play therapy approaches typically utilized with younger children such as Theraplay and Filial Therapy, to provide a developmentally appropriate approach to therapy with adolescents.
  • Identify play therapy approaches and playful therapeutic techniques that have been found to be useful for working with adolescents. This includes review of historical and theoretical foundations as well as practical applications.
  • Describe the use of play therapy and some specific approaches with adolescents in specific populations, such as those in foster care or those diagnosed with eating disorders.
  • Identify the unique benefits of both directive and non-directive play therapy approaches with adolescents and describe specific adolescent populations or issues that might warrant one approach over another.

Author(s):
Standard: $70.00

Play Therapy with Adults


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and describe various play therapy modalities that can be used with adults.
  • List reasons why various play therapy methods would be used with adults in conjunction with or as an alternative to traditional talk therapy.
  • Describe the training requirements needed to practice at least 2 modalities of play therapy.
  • Understand the healing potential of adults at play.
  • Integrate humor into adult psychotherapy.
  • Apply play interventions with the elderly.
  • Utilize sandplay therapy with adults.

Author(s):
Standard: $100.00