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Play Therapy Techniques:
Using the Ball and the Phone
This webinar will talk about how to connect with children who are oppositional, shy, or distant in play therapy. For many children interacting is very uncomfortable. Speaking is very uncomfortable. Therefore, the use of the ball or the phone can help a child express some of those feelings. The webinar will show different ways to use the ball and the phone in order to talk with the child. https://nefesh.org/workshops/playtherapyballandphone/view
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Series: Play Therapy Techniques

Play Therapy Techniques:
Using the Ball and the Phone

Previously Recorded

Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S

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Course Length: 1 Hour

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be able to understand symbolism behind these techniques.
  2. Participants will be able to see examples of how these techniques are used.
  3. Participants will be able to better understand these techniques using their own theoretical approach in working with children.

This webinar offers 1 NYS ED Self Study Credit

This webinar will talk about how to connect with children who are oppositional, shy, or distant in play therapy. For many children interacting is very uncomfortable. Speaking is very uncomfortable. Therefore, the use of the ball or the phone can help a child express some of those feelings. The webinar will show different ways to use the ball and the phone in order to talk with the child.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be able to understand symbolism behind these techniques.
  2. Participants will be able to see examples of how these techniques are used.
  3. Participants will be able to better understand these techniques using their own theoretical approach in working with children.

This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an intermediate level Click here to see levels of programing : ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician: Click for Description :
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.


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