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Course description

In this video interview, Ken Schwartzenberger discusses how children approach therapy at an experiential level through play and play activities. In this interview the presenter introduces Experiential Play Therapy, a developmentally-based model of play therapy to reach children through sensory-based play activities and provide effective treatment for emotional and behavioral problems (Norton & Norton). The presenter reviews the theory, basic tenets and five therapeutic stages of the experiential play therapy model. Four steps to forming safe and empowering therapeutic relationships with children are explained and demonstrated. Four therapeutic responses and helpful statements to use in pretend play with toys are reviewed. The presenter also provides information about the neurobiology of play and examples of imaginative play techniques and sensory play strategies that calm the child’s nervous system, provide immediate access to the child's emotional pain and facilitate healing from trauma experiences. 

Learning Objectives:

1.Learn the theory, basic tenets and five therapeutic stages in Experiential Play Therapy.

2. Learn four playful steps to use in building safe, ‘honoring’, and respectful relationships with children.

3. Learn four therapeutic reflections, imaginative play techniques, and helpful statements to make in pretend play with toys.

 

Reviews (4)

by Leah Everett

I loved everything about this course. I was hooked as soon as it began! The information I learned from watching this video was easily integrated into my practice and has been incredibly helpful.

by Audrey Wartsbaugh

Ken provides excellent explanations and examples of the proven Experiential Approach to Play Therapy.

by Laura West

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by Leah Everett

I loved everything about this course. I was hooked as soon as it began! The information I learned from watching this video was easily integrated into my practice and has been incredibly helpful.

by Audrey Wartsbaugh

Ken provides excellent explanations and examples of the proven Experiential Approach to Play Therapy.

by Laura West

It was great! The course was informative, well structured ,easily to follow and get understanding, examples provided and the resources provided. I work with 0-5 therefore this was just the right training. I will look into it more and go to the websites provided and look into the books mentioned. Thank you look forward to the next one Ken.

by Angie Puffelis

Ken Schwartzenberger, LCSW, RPT-S, EXP-D

Ken Schwartzenberger, LCSW, RPT-S, EXP-D

Guest Speaker

Ken Schwartzenberger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor with the Association for Play Therapy. He is an Experiential Play Therapy Diplomat and Education Director of Play Therapy Seminars. He is an instructor in the Play Therapy Professional Certification program at the University of California San Diego - Extended Education.

He has over 40 years of experience in children’s mental health program and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses and presented workshops and trainings in child and family therapy at national and international child mental health conferences. He has published numerous articles in child play therapy and is author of Therapeutic Stories for Children in Foster Care.

Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Services is an Approved Provider with the Association for Play Therapy. (APT Approved Provider 12-331).  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. 

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. 


Course Contents

1 Video

1 Survey

1 Quiz

3 Texts

2 PDFs

1 Audio