A Special Notice: COVID-19 & Temporary Conditions According to the Association for Play Therapy, "effective May 15th, 2020 through August 31, 2020, APT Approved Providers may temporarily offer "contact" hours for online continuing education". All of our Live webinars will meet APT's requirements to provide "Contact" CE's. In order to be eligible participants must keep their video's on throughout the webinar, and complete an online test at the end of the event. Please contact us with any questions.
June 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2020 10:00AM-12:00 PM EST
Please note this is a 3-day webinar. Participants must attend all three days to receive credit. No partial credit will be awarded.
Online- Live Webinar
Participants will leave this workshop equipped to use puppets in the following ways: 1) to create therapeutic stories and convey healing metaphors to child clients, 2) to teach skills (social skills, anger management skills, problem solving skills, and anxiety reduction skills, etc.) and practice these skills, 3) to process traumatic events and help the child gain mastery over them, 4) to overcome resistance to treatment, 5) to help children assess therapeutic progress and reflect on the work that has been accomplished during treatment and 6) to assess the child’s perceptions of family dynamics and salient events in their lives. Participants will create puppets during the course of the day to take home to their playrooms. Videotape segments of puppet work in actual client sessions will be presented. Participants will see clients process everything from divorce to sexual abuse to adoption through puppets. This workshop will be experiential, so bring your favorite puppets (and the presenter will bring hers), and come prepared to play!!
Below are the materials required for this course. If you are unable to obtain the materials we will happily send you a puppet making kit jam packed full of goodies for the cost of shipping ( $13.20 for a medium flat rate box). Please Click Here if you would like this option. The cut off date for shipping materials is Tuesday June, 9th.
- 2 - Brown Sandwich bags
- Glue Stick or bottle
- Pieces of string or yarn
- Googly eyes
- Construction paper
- Hand puppet form
- Popsicle Sticks
- Delineate several different uses of puppets in the playroom
- Help a child practice a new social skill through puppet play
- Articulate how to use puppets to get information related to family dynamics
- Instill a sense of mastery over traumatic events through puppetry
- Create a metaphorical story that conveys therapeutic learning through puppetry
- Learn how to create puppets with children in play therapy
Heidi G. Kaduson, Ph.D., RPT-S
Dr. Heidi Gerard Kaduson is a licensed clinical child psychologist in New York and New Jersey. She received her Ph.D. from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She specializes in the evaluation and intervention services for children with a variety of behavioral, emotional and learning problems. She is obtaining her masters in Psychopharmacology for Prescribing Psychologists.
Dr. Kaduson uses play therapy for individual counseling, group psychotherapy, and social skills training. She has lectured throughout the world on Play Therapy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and Learning Disabilities. She has trained and/or supervised thousands of individuals around the world. Dr. Kaduson is Past-President and a past-Member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Play Therapy, as well as the Director of The Play Therapy Training Institute, Inc.
Dr. Kaduson is editor and author of many books: The Quotable Play Therapist; The Playing Cure; and 101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques, 101 More Favorite Play Therapy Techniques, 101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques, Vol. III, Short Term Play Therapy, Game Play Therapy, Short Term Play Therapy, Second Edition, Contemporary Play Therapy, and Foundations of Play Therapy, Second Edition, Short Term Play Therapy, Third Edition as well as Prescriptive Play Therapy. Dr. Kaduson also has a CEU DVD Series entitled Play Therapy for Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, as well as a DVD Series entitled Play Therapy for Children with ADHD. Dr. Kaduson maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy and play therapy in Monroe Township, New Jersey.
This Course provides 6 Contact CE's. The Play Therapy Training Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 95-002.