Course Description

This course is eligible for 2 APT Non-Contact Credit Hours under Special Topics offered by Ragan Snyder-Smith, LSCSW RPT-S APT Provider # 19-588 & 2 NBCC credits by Jennifer Taylor, ACEP 6928.


In this workshop, participants will learn about Lego-based Therapy developed by Dr. Daniel LeGoff and the Thera-build Model by Alyson Thomsen. Participants will learn about selecting Legos, organizing, storing and cleaning. Participants will enhance their play therapy and clinical skills by learning Lego-based play therapy activities to use with clients with common disorders you see in the playroom. Participants of this workshop will gain a new perspective on how to implement Lego-based play therapy in their everyday play therapy sessions using individual and group interventions.


1) Participants of this workshop will learn the history and fundamentals of Legos and how it pertains to the play therapy setting.

2) Participants of this workshop will focus on the fundamental principles and techniques of Lego-based play therapy through instruction, demonstration, video and experiential engagement.

3) Participants of this workshop will discuss common Lego-based play therapy techniques & interventions used with children with a variety of diagnoses in the playroom.

4) Participants will describe strategies to engage clients and their families to incorporate construction play as assessment and to build connection within the family or group.


Ragan Snyder-Smith, LSCSW RPT-S

Ragan graduated from Wichita State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master's degree in Social Work and a Master's degree in Education. She received her Play Therapy Certification from Heartland Play Therapy and is a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Ragan has worked in addictions, foster care and adoptions, private practice, medical social work and psychiatric social work. . She has worked in early childhood, elementary, middle, high school and at an alternative high school setting. She also works part-time for a local non-profit for children with special needs as a Behavior Consultant and also teaches Crisis Intervention classes. Ragan is passionate about school mental health, play therapy and social justice. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, mindfulness, reading, running, yoga & healthy living.Ragan has presented Lego-based play therapy around the country for play therapists and mental health professionals.  APT credits available as listed in the course description are provided by Ragan Snyder-Smith, LCSW, RPT-S, APT Approved Provider 19-588.  Play therapy credit available to mental health professionals only as listed in each course description. Courses that do not qualify for play therapy credit are clearly listed.  NBCC credits, when available are provided by Jennifer Taylor. Jennifer Taylor has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider ACEP No. 6928. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly marked. Jennifer Taylor is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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    • Course Evaluation (Required)

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