Play Therapy Groups are a fun and impactful way of addressing social skill deficits in children. Groups help children develop interactive play, other social skills, and improve social confidence and self-regulation. The art of play therapy groups is in the combination of direct and indirect interventions, including teaching interactions, video-modeling, and Theraplay activities. This course includes two established evidence-based approaches to support these skills: Integrated Play Groups and Peer Mediated Instruction. Students will create their own play group activities and designs through experiential exercises throughout the course.
Other Credits: BBS, APT: 7 CE hours.
Note: This course is being offered for 5 contact hours and 2 non-contact hours (7 total CE hours) which can be applied toward application or renewal of RPT or RPT-S credentials. The Association of Play Therapy allows this class to satisfy play therapy instruction hours or play-therapy-specific supervisor training hours. (APT CE provider # 98-046) While the Department of Psychiatry is aware of the research on the efficacy of play therapy, it cannot specifically endorse each play therapy intervention included in each class in the play therapy certificate program.
Course Number: PSY-40404
Credit: 0.50 unit(s)