This training is designed as an introduction to play therapy for mental health and behavioral health clinicians. Participants will learn about play therapy interventions and techniques. We will cover the benefits of play therapy, explore the history and rationale of play therapy, and therapist’s role in the play room. Play therapy techniques and activities will be explored and practiced. Participants will be introduced to the toys and materials needed to set up a play therapy room, or assemble a portable play therapy kit. Incorporating play therapy in multiple settings, limited setting in the play room, handling the unexpected, and cultural competence/sensitivity in play therapy will also be discussed.
At the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to:
Megan Hamm, LPC-S, RPT