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

APA. The Association for Play Therapy (APT) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.



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

The Handbook of Group Play Therapy: How To Do It, How It Works, Whom It's Best For


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the benefits and rationale for group play therapy with children.
  • Analyze critical factors to consider when creating a play therapy group.
  • Predict whom group play therapy is best for.
  • Describe familiar with the historical context/beginnings of group play therapy.
  • List major theoretical approaches to group play therapy.
  • Use a variety of group play therapy techniques.
  • Plan group play therapy techniques with purpose and intention.
  • Discuss group play therapy process and practice with special populations.

Author(s):
Standard: $100.00

The Interpersonal Neurobiology of Play: Brain-Building Interventions for Emotional Well-Being


Credits: None available.


This home study program informs the learner through the latest research in neuroscience about the important role of play, play therapy, and relationships in children’s growth and healing.  Clear explanation is provided of the neurobiology behind play and play therapy, and case examples are used to illustrate concepts in meaningful ways.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe in basic terms how interpersonal neurobiology informs play therapy practice.
  • Explain play and play therapy through neurobiological terms.
  • Discuss how interpersonal neurobiology connects theory to practice.
  • Articulate, through a neurobiological lens, the benefits of play and play therapy, to caregivers.

Author(s):
Standard: $50.00

The Therapeutic Powers of Play: 20 Core Agents of Change, Second Edition


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe basic tenants of play therapy.
  • Identify 20 ways of how play therapy works.
  • Explain theoretical backgrounds and empirical studies that support 20 agents of change.
  • Apply 20 agents of change to clinical vignettes.
  • Describe specific strategies and techniques for each change agent.

Author(s):
Standard: $90.00

Therapeutic Engagement of Children and Adolescents: Play, Symbol, Drawing, and Storytelling Strategies


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Compile child-friendly techniques to engage hard-to-reach children and adolescents.
  • Create play therapy strategies for making meaningful connections with distant and disconnected children.
  • Apply a range of therapeutic strategies to reach children and adolescents who are not verbally expressive, including play, symbol, drawing and storytelling strategies.
  • Describe specific strategies to address specific therapeutic goals.
  • Explain key themes in child and adolescent play therapy and strategies to address these themes.

Author(s):
Standard: $40.00

Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy: An Ethical and Clinical Guide


Credits: None available.

Author(s):
Standard: $60.00

Understanding and Treating the Aggression of Children: Fawns in Gorilla Suits


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • List specific developmental failures and invisible emotional wounds in aggressive children.
  • Analyze various forms of grief reactions both acknowledged and unacknowledged.
  • Describe key neurobiological influences on aggressive behavior.
  • Discuss the difference between mature and non-mature defenses and ways to develop them.
  • Write a range of empirically supported treatment programs for aggressive and violent children.
  • Describe how events experienced before the development of language, remain active influences throughout our lives.

Author(s):
Standard: $70.00

Using Superheroes in Counseling and Play Therapy


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the relationship between fantasy, fantasy play and metaphor and their role in play therapy.
  • Explain the relationship between the superhero myth and the classical hero.
  • Discuss the foundation for the use of superheroes in play therapy.
  • Identify the play therapy-based elements of the superhero myth.
  • List at least 3 ways that superheroes can be used for problem exploration and treatment in play therapy.
  • Explain the use of superheroes for play-based treatment with unique clinical populations.
  • Recognize the limitations of using superheroes in play therapy.

Author(s):
Standard: $80.00

Written Paths to Healing: Education and Jungian Child Counseling


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Utilize psychological concepts that create an environment and structure for therapeutic writing and healing to occur.
  • Describe how to create a safe and protected space for working with writing activities in order to resolve conflicting thoughts, feelings, and actions.
  • Explain how writing activities help maintain a balance between inner material and outer worlds.
  • Discuss how writing activities encourage personal growth and enrich interior development.
  • Develop a repertoire of written activities that can be adapted to both individual and group formats.
  • Identify the psychological relationship between written and drawn content.

Author(s):
Standard: $70.00
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