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

Play Therapy with Vulnerable Populations: No Child Forgotten


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the integration of play therapy practices with vulnerable populations.
  • List interventions appropriate for traumatized populations.
  • Discuss evidenced based practices for developmental and social issues.
  • Explain how play therapy may be used in conjunction with evidenced based practices.
  • Explain how play therapy may be used with young children who experienced trauma.

Author(s):
Standard: $70.00

Play Therapy: An Introduction


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the multiple interpretations of the definition of play therapy.
  • Have an overview of the history of the development of play therapy.
  • Identify the importance of having a professional identity.
  • Analyze the importance and purpose of a theory of play therapy.
  • Have an overview of the professional intake, disclosure and documentation necessary in conducting play therapy.
  • Compare and contrast the elements of play therapy.
  • Describe informal and formal assessment, research supported interventions, and cultural influences on successful play therapy interventions.
  • Identify thee basic legal and ethical issues surrounding the treatment and care of children in play therapy.

Author(s):
Standard: $80.00

Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship, Third Edition


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Articulate the theoretical orientation of child-centered play therapy and state the purpose and rationale for its use with children in treatment.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the principles of child engagement, interaction, and termination in the playroom including facilitative responses and limit setting.
  • Describe the meaning of play and the history of Play Therapy.
  • Articulate key elements of the ethical and legal issues involved in child treatment.
  • Discuss the rationale for limit setting in the playroom.
  • Identify the three central constructs of child-centered theory of personality structure.
  • List the three (3) Broad categories of toys.

Author(s):
Standard: $110.00

Play-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the difference between neurotypical and neuro-atypical play, both developmentally and from a neurobiological perspective.
  • Describe various models of play therapy as applied to clients with autism spectrum disorders, including but not limited to Client Centered, Canine Assisted, Filial and Jungian.
  • Describe the characteristics and symptoms of autism spectrum disorders, particularly as they are manifest in play and play therapy.
  • Identify the differences and similarities of the various autism diagnoses along the spectrum and how these can be addressed through the use of play therapy.
  • Identify specific play therapy based strategies and interventions for working effectively with children and teens with ASD and their families.
  • Identify appropriate treatment goals for children and teens with ASD and how these goals can be supported and accomplished via play therapy.
  • Describe the efficacy of combining play therapy and expressive arts therapies, i.e. art, music, dance- movement and drama in working with ASD children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Explain the value and significance of large scale play therapy and play-based programs in treating autism spectrum disorders including the P.L.A.Y. Project and D.I.R. Floortime.

Author(s):
Standard: $100.00

Posttraumatic Play in Children: What Clinicians Need to Know


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify types of posttraumatic play
  • Recognize the difference between dynamic and toxic posttraumatic play
  • List guidelines used to assess types of posttraumatic play in children
  • Compare less directive and more directive interventions used to interrupt toxic posttraumatic play in children
  • Demonstrate knowledge about the importance of including caregivers in the therapeutic process for traumatized children

Author(s):
Standard: $50.00

Prescriptive Integrative Play Therapy


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Give a definition of the Prescriptive Integrative Play Therapy approach
  • List the factors that contribute to how the Prescriptive Integrative Play Therapist decides what specific approach is needed at any point in therapy
  • Describe four directive play therapy interventions that can be used to address anger management issues in middle childhood
  • Explain the treatment goals that underly three of the specific interventions modeled in the video
  • Articulate two challenges in applying the Prescriptive Integrative Play Therapy approach to clinical practice

Author(s):
Standard: $15.00

Pretend Play in Childhood: Foundation of Adult Creativity


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify stage theories relative to pretend play and the development of adult creativity.
  • Discuss theoretical models relative to pretend play and the development of adult creativity.
  • Explain the foundations and application of the Affect in Play Scale.
  • Analyze research supporting the cognitive and affective underpinnings of pretend play.
  • Identify the importance of pretend play in the development of adult creativity.

Author(s):
Standard: $60.00

Profiles of Play: Assessing and Observing Structure and Process in Play Therapy


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the importance of children's play activity and its role in child treatment.
  • Describe terms defining the components of play activity.
  • Explain a working model of play activity giving therapists a way to organize their observations and thinking about the components contributing to a child's play activity.
  • Select play components that can be applied to understanding specific clinical cases.
  • Describe Conflictual strategies in play activity.

Author(s):
Standard: $60.00

Sandplay: Therapy with Children and Families


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify basic differences between sandtray and Jungian based sandplay therapy.
  • List the major milestones in the development of sandtray therapy.
  • Describe appropriate uses of sandplay therapy with children.
  • Describe appropriate uses of sandplay therapy with families.
  • Explain the differences in the major theoretical models that influence sandtray therapy with children and families.

Author(s):
Standard: $50.00

School-Based Play Therapy, Second Edition


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze the barriers of play therapy in school systems.
  • Discuss how to address barriers proactively in school systems.
  • Explain the process of assessing children in school systems with play-based tools.
  • Describe how prevention projects are effective.
  • Apply the application of play therapy to specific populations.
  • Critique the inclusion of parents in play therapy.
  • Discuss consideration of parental rights when using play therapy in the school setting.

Author(s):
Standard: $130.00
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