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NEFESH & NEXT CHAPTER Professional Development

Series: Play Therapy Techniques

Play Therapy and Countertransference:
History and Background

Previously Recorded

Presenter: Amanda Gurock, LICSW, PLADC

120 minutes

Learning Objectives:
  1. 1. Define and describe countertransference in play therapy as both a therapeutic construct and a therapeutic process.
  2. 2. Discuss archetypes most likely to trigger transference and countertransference during non-analytic play therapy.
  3. 3. Identify how you can use countertransference in play therapy.
Resources for further study:

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

Learn the history of countertransference. Explore and learn why your understanding of countertransference in play therapy is important to you as a clinician but also for your clients. Gain knowledge on how to “use you self” and avoid conflicts with countertransference. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls of countertransference and how to frame it in a positive way in order to best help you and your clients. This session series will help you develop and expand your toolbox so you can better help your clients.

Learning Objectives:
  1. 1. Define and describe countertransference in play therapy as both a therapeutic construct and a therapeutic process.
  2. 2. Discuss archetypes most likely to trigger transference and countertransference during non-analytic play therapy.
  3. 3. Identify how you can use countertransference in play therapy.
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