2013 APT Annual Conference

TH2 - Play Therapy with Medicated Children and Adolescents: Teaching Play Therapists About Neurobiology and Psychopharmacology

Oct 10, 2013 8:30am ‐ Oct 10, 2013 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $99.00


This workshop will provide play therapists with an understanding of neurobiology and psychopharmacology in children and adolescents. It will also provide ways to utilize play therapy to meet the unique needs of medicated children and adolescents in play therapy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe basic neurobiology, neurotransmitters, and brain functioning
  • Identify different medications and their mechanisms of action
  • Explain the interaction of neurobiology, medications, and play therapy
  • Describe how beneficial effects of medications may facilitate play therapy
  • Describe play therapy techniques to compensate for the side effects of medications
  • Design an individualized play therapy plan for each medicated child or adolescent



  • 6.00 - CE Hours/Credits

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