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


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.

Instructor Ragan Snyder-Smith, LSCSW RPT-S

Ragan is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker who is currently in practice at Andover Family Counseling. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Wichita State University. She also has a Master’s in Education from Newman University. In her 20 years in mental health, she has worked in schools, psychiatric hospitals, foster care and adoption agencies, and nonprofits. She is passionate about helping women heal from what may interfere with emotional, psychological and social well being. She specializes in women's issues, including: trauma, depression, anxiety, relationships, and barriers to sexual health. Ragan has spoken to audiences throughout the United States and Australia.

Instructor Bea Burchill, LSCSW, RPT

Bea Burchill, LSCSW, RPT received her BSW from Wichita State University and then went on to receive her MSW from the University of Kansas. Bea has many years of experience as a child therapist working with children aged 2-20 who have experienced childhood trauma. She has worked in domestic violence agencies as well as community mental health. Currently she is an elementary school social worker. Bea is a big nerd and loves all things Harry Potter, Superheroes and pop culture. She is passionate about play and fostering moments of joy and connection. She loves spending time outside and reading picture books with her toddler, husband and family.

Course curriculum

    1. Lego Powerpoint Presentation

    2. Video: Lego-Based Play Therapy Techniques Webinar (Updated Version)

    3. Build-Share-Whitepaper Handout (Additional Reading)

    4. Mindfulness Lego's Handout (Additional Reading)

    5. References and resources

    1. Course Evaluation (Required)

    2. Quiz (Required)

About this course

  • $50.00
  • 8 lessons
  • 4 hours of video content

What People Are Saying About This Course

5 star rating

Great intro course for using Legos in Play Therapy!!

Rebecca Starr

I had already started using Legos in play therapy, but this course helped to validate what I was already doing and provide me with more resources to be able ...

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I had already started using Legos in play therapy, but this course helped to validate what I was already doing and provide me with more resources to be able to expand my knowledge base. I am looking forward to learning even more and possibly even starting a Lego play therapy group. The instructors were dynamic and knew their stuff.

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