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This presentation will review many ways to assess children's development in play therapy.  It will cover chronological, emotional, social, cognitive, motor, communication, moral, personality, intellectual, educational, sensory processing, sexual identity, and racial identity development.  


1. Summarize developmental theories of Freud, Erikson, Piaget, and Kohlberg and how they surface in play therapy.

2. Differentiate between chronological age and developmental stage, as well as understand how this is impacted through play therapy.

3. Identify ways to assess children's play during play therapy to determine his/her developmental stage.

4. Identify strategies to educate parents about childhood development and how play therapy promotes healthy development.



falls under APT's primary instruction areas of "Play Therapy Skills & Methods"


Each workshop will include a post-test for attendees that must be taken and passed to earn the non contact hours.

 All trainings are taught by Laura Hutchison, PsyD, LP, RPT-S APT approved provider 15-407


Continuing Education for Play Therapy

The Michigan Play Therapy Training Academy is  approved by the Association for Play Therapy to sponsor continuing education specific to play therapy and  maintains responsibility for the program.  APT Approved Provider 15-407.  

Full attendance is  required.   Continuing education verification is handed out to participants following the training.   If you have questions regarding continuing education, learning objectives, agenda, grievance issues please contact Laura Hutchison at     



  • All cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. Participants will be given a credit towards a future training to be used within 2 years of the original training date (no cash refunds).

  • No shows or missed trainings will receive no refund or credit.  You may send another attendee in your place.

  • No partial CE credit is available.

  • All trainings are subject to sufficient registration.

  • Should the Michigan Play Therapy Training Academy need to cancel a training we will make every attempt to notify paid registrants in a timely manner.  All paid registrants will receive a full refund.

  • Michigan Play Therapy Training Academy only assumes liability for the registration portion of any training.  All other costs are the responsibility of the registrant.

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