APT (Association for Play Therapy) credits available as listed in the course description are provided by Let’s Play Therapy Institute, LLC an APT Approved Provider 20-609. Play therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals. Courses that do not qualify for play therapy credit are clearly listed.
This program is a 3-hour recorded training focusing on the integration of video games in play therapy.
Handouts are provided to follow along with the recorded training.
It is expected that you will complete the entire training and not skip over any parts of this training. There is an evaluation and post-test at the end of the training.
If you have any questions while completing the training, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video games can transport us to worlds beyond our imagination. The creative clinician can use this dynamic and engaging medium to connect with clients while also addressing treatment goals.
Evidence-based therapies such as play therapy can be coupled with the use of video games to facilitate communication, enhance social relationships, improve problem solving skills and teach self-regulation.
This online workshop will discuss the research and integration of video games in play therapy and will provide participants with a list of recommended video games and resources to implement video games into practice.
- Discuss the research and effectiveness of video games in play therapy in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults.
- Apply 3-4 play therapy interventions using video games to improve social skills, communication skills, and connection in individual, group, and family sessions.
- Identify 2-3 strategies of using online gaming and video games in telehealth.
- Discuss the most popular video games, including current gaming trends and language.