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

Short-Term Play Therapy for Children, Third Edition


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify at least one key theoretical component of each of the therapy models described in the text.
  • Identify at least 5 intervention strategies detailed in the text.
  • Identify at least two models that are evidenced based.
  • Name at least 5 specific intervention techniques described in the text.

Author(s):
Standard: $100.00

Supervision Can Be Playful: Techniques for Child and Play Therapist Supervisors


Credits: None available.

*Supervisor Training

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss specific models of supervision that can be used with play therapist and child therapists.
  • Assess the distinct culture of childhood.
  • Supervise counselors who are working with children with special needs.
  • Explain the unique dynamics of the supervisor/supervisee relationship.
  • Utilize 3 new and creative ways of supervising play therapists and child therapists.
  • Integrate playful approaches to supervising counselors who work with children.
  • Recognize transference and counter transference in supervision.
  • Use supervision strategies that addresses the unique challenges of play and child therapists.

Author(s):
Standard: $80.00

Techniques-Techniques-Techniques: Play-Based Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define play therapy from a prescriptive approach.
  • Describe how to incorporate play-based activities into treatment with children, adolescents, and families.
  • Utilize specific play-based activities for assessment and engagement.
  • Demonstrate play-based activities for different clinical areas to utilize during the middle or working stage of treatment.
  • Use play-based activities for the termination stage of treatment.

Author(s):
Standard: $30.00

The Handbook of Gestalt Play Therapy: Practical Guidelines for Child Therapists


Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the theoretical basis of gestalt play therapy.
  • Analyze the gestalt play therapy process, in order to apply this during play therapy to children.
  • Demonstrate how to obtain knowledge and skills and different play techniques that can be implemented during the phases of gestalt play therapy.
  • Demonstrate how to obtain knowledge and skills on how to apply gestalt play therapy with children who are experiencing loss and trauma.
  • How are projective techniques used during gestalt play therapy.

Author(s):
Standard: $60.00

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
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