CHILD-CENTERED PLAY THERAPY ONLINE COURSE

Our self-paced online courses include a Powerpoint (in pdf format) that guides you through the program, access to the unlisted video segments on YouTube, and a more detailed handout (in pdf format). All details are sent to you in an email from Dr. VanFleet after you register.

In some cases, there are 1 or 2 additional text materials required, and these are noted in the descriptions when relevant.

 

 

Description
Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) is a very effective and frequently used form of play therapy in its own right, and it has been applied with a wide range of child and family difficulties. CCPT also serves as the foundation of Filial Therapy, and the specific skills of CCPT are valuable when using more directive forms of play therapy as well. It is considered a foundational form of play therapy, but is actually much more complex than many people believe. This 10-hour course includes the following topics: theory and rationale, goals, toy selection, specific play session skills and methods, recognition of play themes, interpretation, special issues, involving parents, and application to a variety of problem areas. Video footage includes an entire CCPT session to illustrate concepts and methods.
Additional text required: VanFleet, Sywulak, & Sniscak 2010. Child-Centered Play Therapy. NY: Guilford


Video Segments
Approximate Length
(in minutes)
   
Welcome
01
Introduction and rationale
25
Play session with a 4-1⁄2 year old 10 girl (part 1) & discussion
10
Discussion of play session
10
Scan of playroom
02
Playroom set-up and toy selection
25
Background information about aggressive play clip
02
Clip of play session with 5 year old girl
08
CCPT skills (A) Structuring & empathic listening
15
CCPT skills (B) Imaginary play & limit-setting
15
Issues in CCPT
09
Play session with 4-1⁄2 year old girl (part 2)
10

Play session (part 2 continued)

05
Discussion of play session
09
Recognizing play themes
09
Interpretation of play themes
12
Parental involvement, time frames, discharge
13