2016 APT Annual Conference

S1 - Let's Talk about Sex, Baby: Tackling Touchy Subjects through Play

Oct 8, 2016 9:30am ‐ Oct 8, 2016 5:30pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $99.00


When working with sexually abused children, and/or children who engage in problematic sexual behavior, a host of difficult content lies before us. Come learn a variety of play therapy games that aid in accomplishing sex-related treatment goals with developmental nuance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the typology of treatments for children who have been sexually abused with and without reactive sexual behavior and for children with problematic sexual behavior with/without documented abuse history.
  • List five play therapy games used to help children and families define body boundaries.
  • Describe four play therapy mediums that can assist sexually abused children in creating their trauma narratives.
  • Describe five play therapy games that help clients identify cognitive distortions and rehearse replacement self-talk.
  • Explain three play therapy interventions that target the amplification of child's voice in body safety/recovery work.
  • Explain what is meant by "containment" as it relates to the role of the therapist in working with children with sexual abuse histories.



  • 6.00 - CE Hours/Credits

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Jana Neufeld
5/18/18 9:05 pm

Questions # 27 and # 64 on the test need to be re-written