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Learn Play Therapy theory and techniques with experienced play therapy specialists and earn continuing education credits from your home or office. One or Two CEUs are available for each workshop. After the workshops, complete the quiz to receive your CEU. Kids Inc. is an approved provider of Play Therapy Continuing Education by the Association for Play Therapy, APT Approved Provider 10-275.

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  • 50 Non-Contact Hours: 50 Package


    Earn 50 CEUs, to use towards your Registered Play Therapist credential! Allan M. Gonsher, Founder & CEO of Kids Inc, has developed an online play therapy training program that you can take from the comfort of your own home. Former students love that they can take webinars online. Our quality program is based on ethics and theory. Our faculty is comprised of highly experienced, talented and engaging professionals in their field.

    Don’t need all 50 hours? Contact us for a custom package! Kids Inc. is an Approved Provider of Association for Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 10-275.

    Contact us for payment plan information here.

    Webinars must be completed by the end of 2021.

  • Technology and social media: What does that mean to play therapists, school counselors, social workers, teachers and parents?


    (Non-Contact) 2 CEUs. Barb McMahill and Kimberly Mollenhour. 

    Toddlers to school-aged children are bombarded every day with technology and social media.  Participants in this webinar will learn about the effects technology and social media have on children. Suggestions will be given on how play therapists, school counselors, social workers, teachers and parents can help navigate that journey

  • LGBTQIA  and Play Therapy


    (Non-Contact) 2 CEUs. Presenter:Sabra Starnes

    Learn how to care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex clients. Develop understanding the differences of the populations listed and how social and cultural plays a role in that identity. Gain understanding to the ethical conflicts that arise when working with these populations. Learn how countertransference, transference and resistance can affect your work with this population. Develop skills and tools to work with these populations.

  • Children Can Heal from Trauma and Abuse and You Can Make the Difference in Play Therapy


    (Non-Contact) 2 CEUs. Lisa Cowart LPC, RPT-S, NCC

    Learn how children and adolescents experience trauma. Brain-based theories are critical when providing play therapy trauma informed services to children and adolescents as this is a time for growth in neural network formation. Expand your knowledge of trauma informed play therapy techniques to address symptoms of trauma and develop goals of healing and recovery.

  • Screening Suicide in Play Therapy Settings (2 CEUs)


    2 CEUs (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Lisa Cowart, LPC, RPT-S, NCC

    Spend time reflecting on your play therapy setting to form a suicide screening process.  Learn how to conceptualize suicide risk and protective factors during the suicide screening process.  Explore suicide screening tools and limitations when working in play therapy.

  • The Play Therapist is Here…Now What?


    (Non-Contact)-2 CEUs. Presenter: Dianna Green, MSW, LCSW.

    A play therapist is/will be providing services to your school but what does this mean and how will it help your students. Join your fellow school personnel and budding play therapists to learn how play therapists use their unique skills to help students address their mental health issue impacting school performance, peer relationships, and home interactions. 

  • Helping Children With Social Skills Deficits (2 CEUs)


    (Non-Contact) 2 CEUs. Presenter: Tali Arieff

    This webinar will examine social skills deficits, theoretical understandings of socialization, and different models of play therapy intervention.  Etiology of social skills deficits will be examined through the lense of play therapy theories.  The webinar will introduce the modalities of play therapy that are effective in treating social skills deficits, including Jungian; Interpretive play therapy; concrete social skills training curricula including Second Step, Social Thinking by Marcia Garcia Winner, and Social skills competencies by Gresham;  Use of countertransference, and bibliotherapy.


  • Bringing Fun Into The Home Using Play Therapy Techniques And Interventions With Families (2 CEUs)


    (Non-Contact) 2 CEUs. Presenter: Sabra Starnes, LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S.

    Play Therapists can do Home-based therapists know it can be hard for some people to get to an office for an appointment. Illness, disability, personal crisis, lack of funds, transportation issues, or childcare are all reasons a person might not be able to get to therapy. Family play therapy in the home can address many of these obstacles.

    When play therapy  is provided at home with families progress  can develop more quickly with the family. This is because famines  in therapy can be more relaxed in their own homes than in an office. As a result, effective treatment can progress, and healing may happen more easily.

  • Play Therapy with EMDR (2 CEUs)


    (Non-Contact) 2 CEUs. Presenter: Dr. Whitehead

    Similar to EMDR in adults, the use of EMDR in children allows them to be able to heal from emotional distress caused by their negative life experiences. EMDR can be used with children who are both verbal and even pre-verbal, and can be a great supplement to play therapy. As the therapist, your role is to help the child identify a target memory that causes them emotional distress and the child will then identify a negative thought that is associated with that accessible memory. Dual Attention Stimulation or Bilateral Stimulation (e.g. “EMDR buzzies”) is utilized in order to help the child think about the distressing event while engaging in something else. Therefore, with the use of “buzzies” children are able to relax and essentially reduce their negative emotions.

  • Play Therapy Interventions For Anxiety In The Classroom


    Previously Recorded (Non-contact)-1 CEU.
    Presenter: Cathy Canfield, MSW, LCSW, LICSW.
    Recent studies have shown that 1 of every 8 children will experience anxiety. The more anxious a child is at school, the less they are able to access learning and follow classroom structure. Anxiety fully encompasses our minds, emotions and bodies. Learn how to support the anxious child in a classroom with interventions based on play therapy and neuroscience.

  • Foster Care/Adoption and Play Therapy


    1 CEU (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S

    Understanding the complexity of the foster care system and navigating the challenges of adoption can best be understood by an expert in the field. Dr. Fine spent more than 50 years practicing in these challenging fields by using Individual, Family, and Play Therapy with children. Attachment, loss, displacement, abuse, and continuity are but a few of the topics to be discussed as it is related to Play Therapy. Dr. Fine mentored Allan Gonsher for 35 years, and will be interviewed by him.

  • Intro to EMDR/Play Therapy


    1 CEU (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S with Kris Walpus, LIMHP, RPT

    EMDR “meets” Play Therapy, what are they about? There are many different approaches to working with children. Here is your opportunity to learn about the basics of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in Play Therapy. Clinical examples of both approaches will be provided. The opportunity to hear from two experts in the field is an added bonus. This webinar will compare, contrast, and challenge each of these very effective ways of helping children through life challenges.

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