Introductory level play therapists will examine the overlapping themes (such as lack of self-regulation, anger management issues, inattention, social skill problems, and coping skills) common in many childhood diagnoses seen in play therapy. From that point on play therapy activities will be demonstrated for and conducted with attendees to explicate ways to help treat these common issues through play therapy. Activities will include....

  • feeling awareness and identification game

  • projective projects for assessment and to increase self-awareness

  • anger management activities

  • teaching social skills

  • relaxation techniques


Learning Objectives

  • Identify how to appropriately pair play therapy techniques to presenting issues.

  • Explain the overlapping tendency for many of the diagnoses.

  • Discuss the importance of practicing techniques before applying them in play therapy.

  • Identify and utilize 5 play therapy techniques.

  • Identify at least one book and one game to use in play therapy.



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




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 playdr@gmail.com.     



  • 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.