Using Play Therapy with Adult Clients

6 Hours Play Therapy Non-Contact Provided by Robert Jason Grant Ed.D (APT Approved Provider #12-318) No NBCC Credit Available | taught by Robert Jason Grant, EdD, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS

Course description

This is a non-contact online/home study training that focuses on using play therapy approaches and interventions with adult clients.   

You will need internet access to complete this training. 

You will be asked to read through the PowerPoint (this is your training guide), you will also be asked to read articles/readings, watch video clips, and complete experiential activities. 

It’s expected that you will complete all the exercises and not skip over any parts of this training. Many of the exercises are referenced on the post exam at the end of the training. 

If you are counting this training toward the 150 hours to become an RPT or RPT-S, the 6 CE Hrs can be calculated as any combination of 6 toward special topics, 6 toward applicants’ choice, or any combination of these. 

If you have any questions while completing the training, you may contact Jen Taylor or Robert Jason Grant


This training introduces participants to using play therapy with adult clients. Identified benefits of using play therapy with adults will be presented. How to introduce clients to play therapy and strategies for helping adult clients who are hesitant to participate in play therapy will be covered. Case examples will be discussed, and participants will learn about and complete several play therapy interventions covering a variety of issues including trauma, self-esteem, relationship struggles, and depression issues.  This correspondence training is completed from home but includes an interactive/experiential component where participants are asked to complete exercises, additional readings, and video clips. Complete this informative and interactive correspondence training at your own pace, gain CE Hours, and enhance your therapy skills.


Learning Objectives:
1) Define the benefits of using play therapy with adult clients.
2) Explain how to introduce play therapy to adult clients.
3) Identify hesitation issues and how to address hesitation issues that adults may have in participating in play therapy.
4) Outline the V.I.P. Play Therapy Model in working with adult clients.
5) Describe case examples of play therapy interventions used with adult clients.
6) Identify several play therapy interventions that can be used with individual clients, couples, and groups.
Robert  Jason Grant, EdD, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS
Robert Jason Grant, EdD, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS

Dr. Robert Jason Grant is a licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and Advanced Certified Autism Specialist. He owns and operates the Robert Jason Grant Ed.D AutPlay Therapy Clinic.

Dr. Grant specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. 

He is the creator of AutPlay® Therapy, an ASD and neurodevelopmental disorders therapy incorporating play therapy, behavioral therapy, and relationship development approaches. He is also a Certified Autism Movement Therapy provider and trained in many established ASD treatment approaches. Dr. Grant is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/trauma related therapy for children and adults. 

Dr. Grant is an international speaker and keynote presenter having presented for the American Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, American Mental Health Counselors Association, and The World Autism Congress. He is a multi-published author of several articles, book chapters, and books including the following best-selling books:

Dr. Grant is a founding board member for the non-profit organization Stars for Autism. He is a current board member for the Association for Play Therapy. He is also a part time instructor in the Play Therapy Certificate program at Mid America Nazarene University (MNU). You may contact Dr. Grant to schedule an appointment or inquire about scheduling him to speak at your support group, workshop, or seminar. Feel free to connect with him via his Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts. If you have questions for Dr. Grant you may email him at

APT credits available as listed in the course description are provided by Dr. Robert Jason Grant, EdD., LPC, RPT-S, ACAS, approved provider 12-318. Play Therapy Credit is available to mental health professionals only as listed in each course description. Courses that do not qualify for play therapy credit are clearly listed. 

Dr. Robert Jason Grant is also a Certified Training Partner for the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Please contact Dr. Grant at to request further information. 

Technical support for this course is provided by Jennifer Taylor of Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Service, LLC.