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History and Theory of Play Therapy

  • 18 Nov 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • NEAPT Member Registration
  • Non NEAPT Member (Guest)


History and Theory of Play Therapy

Our play therapy predecessors guided the play therapy field and educated future play therapists in skill, theory, and technique. The history of play therapy and its development over the years is an integral part of the novice play therapists’ education. Additionally, the theoretical underpinnings of play therapy work are critical to practitioners developing a sound foundation leading to successful play therapy engagement with clients. This workshop will explore the history of play therapy and the theories we use to cultivate a well-rounded play therapy practice.    

Learning Objectives: After successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the history and progression of play therapy
  2. Explain the basic fundamentals of play therapy
  3. Identify at least 5 seminal play therapy theoretical approaches and apply these theories to case examples
  4. Create a personal theoretical foundation of play therapy for use in practice

3 APT Non-Contact CE | Play Therapy History

This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar."

About our presenter: Juliet Fortino, MC, LPC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™ works with Children and Families involved with Department of Child Safety and the various child mental health agencies in the Tucson community in a private practice setting. She has 25 years experience working with child trauma, abuse, attachment, and play therapy. She currently uses play therapy in individual and family therapy to help children heal from their previous traumas. She has extensive experience working with children of all ages, including the 0-5 age group. Juliet speaks locally and nationally on a variety of play therapy topics.

NEAPT Members $50; Guests $60 | Limited to 50 participants

VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting. Participants will be awarded NON-CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test. Participants must be visible throughout the presentation. This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar."

NEAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 02-123. NEAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph (screen shot), video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote NEAPT.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than November 1, 2022. Cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested. No refunds or partial refunds after November 1, 2022.

By registering for this training, you are giving NEAPT permission to add your email to our email list and you are giving permission for NEAPT to use any photographs or screenshots that are taken during the event containing your likeness for promotional purposes.

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