Welcome to Play It Forward: Elevating Play Therapy through Education and Service (Afternoon Session)! This session consists of two separate courses:

  • Course 1 – Play Therapy with Sexually Traumatized Children, Presented by Dr. Jodi Mullen, LPC
  • Course 2 – Creating an Affirming Play Therapy Space for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Their Families, Presented by Jennifer Shivey, LPC, RPT-S

Each course will have its own lesson containing the recorded video, a Feedback Questionnaire, and a Quiz. Upon completing a quiz, you will be prompted to download/print a CE Certificate.

Access to the course site will expire on August 1st, 2024. You must complete all requirements by this date to receive credit for the courses. You will no longer be able to access this course site, the course materials, or your CE Certificates after this date.

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Play Therapy with Sexually Traumatized Children Learning Objectives
    • Identify sexualized play in play therapy.
    • Assess techniques suitable in play therapy for children who have traumatized sexually.
    • Utilize skills to alleviate issues of countertransference.
  • Creating an Affirming Play Therapy Space for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Their Families Learning Objectives
    • Identify the unique needs and experiences of transgender and genderdiverse children in the context of play therapy.
    • Develop skills for creating a supportive and affirming play therapy environment for both children and their families.
    • Recognize ethical considerations and challenges specific to play therapy with transgender and gender diverse children and their families.

CE Credit Hours: 1.5 CE Credit Hours per Course, NBCC Content Areas: Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship; Counselor Professional Identity and Practice Issues; Social and Cultural Foundations

Synergetic Play Therapy Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7450. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Synergetic Play Therapy Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Synergetic Play Therapy Institute is also an Approved Provider for the following associations:
*Australian Play Therapists Association (APTA) Approved Provider
*British Columbia Play Therapy Association (BCPTA) Approved Provider 23-01

Continuing education credit hours may be awarded to graduate-level counselors or students enrolled in a graduate-level mental health program. If you do not qualify for continuing education credit hours and would like to receive a certificate of completion for this course please contact the Institute directly.

Please click on the blue lettering “Play It Forward (Afternoon Session) – Course Agreements” below to begin the first lesson. You will not be able to move on to the next lesson until this is complete.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Institute by emailing info@synergeticplaytherapy.com.