Adverse Childhood Experiences in Play Therapy

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) can be a part of growing up. But how can we help turn these obstacles into opportunities for growth and resilience and apply this knowledge to the play therapy process?

This course explores how play therapy can be used to help mitigate the effects of ACES. Learn the major categories of ACES, along with protective factors or strategies that have been shown to be helpful both in the short-term and long-term. This course is designed to enhance or increase the professional knowledge of graduate-level counselors.




What: A 1-hour home study course exploring how play therapy can be used to help mitigate the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES).

Where: Anywhere you are!

When: You will have access to this course for 365 days from the date of purchase. Access to this course and its content will expire at that time. 

Adverse Childhood Experiences in Play Therapy Learning Objectives:

  • List the three major categories of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and identify one ACE in each category
  • Identify protective factors or strategies that have been shown as helpful in building resilience or healing the long-term effects of ACES
  • Identify how the play therapy process can assist clients in healing from short-term and long-term effects of ACES

CE Credit Hours: 1 CE Credit Hour, NBCC Content Area: Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship

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.

Cost: $35 USD

Purchase this course on its own or bundle this course with any 3 1-hour courses and save! Get all the details here: Buy a Bundle of 4 and Save!

If you are needing financial assistance or would like to make a donation to support other play therapists in being able to afford play therapy training, please visit the Synergetic Play Therapy Foundation website to learn more.

Presenters: Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S and Guest, Erin Bennetts, LCSW, RPT-S

Erin Bennetts, LCSW, RPT-S, and Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Consultant, has a private practice in Littleton CO providing play therapy for children age 2-12 with a heavy emphasis on supporting parents to maximize identified goals and outcomes. Erin enjoys not only the clinical aspects of being in private practice but also the ins and outs of being an entrepreneur and business owner. A busy Mom of 2 quickly growing children Erin is learning to embrace the hours spent in her car transporting her kids and then hanging out while they are at a variety of activities, often filling that time by listening to audible books or podcasts.

Refund Policy: Fees are non-refundable, but are transferable to other courses. You will not receive CE credit hours for this course should you choose to transfer your enrollment to another course. Please contact the Institute should you have any questions or concerns. 


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