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NEFESH & NEXT CHAPTER Professional Development

Series: Play Therapy Techniques

The Playroom:
“The Activity Room and the Waiting Room”

Previously Recorded

Presenter: Ann Thomas, RPT-S, LCSW

120 minutes

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be able to identify why creating a play space is an important aspect of the play therapy process
  2. Participants will analyze different therapeutic settings
  3. Participants will discuss behaviors that children exhibit in different therapeutic settings
Resources for further study:

This webinar offers 2 APT CEs/NYS ED Self Study Creditss

The play room, waiting room and activity room are all separate entities. Discussing their make-up and use will be presented during this webinar. A therapeutic setting is NOT simply a room with “Art Supplies”. Appreciate the sanctity of creating a very special place for children in Play therapy.

Ann is a licensed clinical social worker and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor who has 20 years of experience working with children who have experienced traumatic events.  Ann received her master’s degree from the University of Kansas’s School of Social Welfare. As an Adjunct professor at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas, she has taught play therapy courses for over twelve years . Ann has presented nationally and internationally on a variety of topics related to working with children who have experienced trauma. Currently, she is the President/CEO of The Childrens’ Place, an agency in Kansas City Missouri, that works solely with children 8 years and younger who have experienced abuse, neglect and trauma.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be able to identify why creating a play space is an important aspect of the play therapy process
  2. Participants will analyze different therapeutic settings
  3. Participants will discuss behaviors that children exhibit in different therapeutic settings
Resources for further study:

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CEs are offered through:
  • Kids Inc. (APT Approved Provider 10-275) is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer Continuing education specific to play therapy
  • Nefesh International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board FOR Social WORK AS an approved provider of continuing education FOR licensed social workers #0048