How to Support & Understand An Adoptee Through a Play Therapy Lens

Every adoption experience is unique, with a wide variety of perceptions. Yet at the heart of many stories is the deep sense of grief and loss, not only for the children but for the parents too. This can show up in and out of the playroom as complex trauma and a struggle with relationships. Healing involves helping children and parents connect to themselves, simultaneously asking therapists to become aware of the impact of the complexity and emotions that also arise within themselves. This course explores this complex issue.


What: A 1-hour course that explores the complexity of working with adoption and how to support and understand an adoptee in the play therapy process.

Where: Anywhere in the world!

When: At your own pace (you’ll have lifetime access!)

What You’ll Learn … How to Support and Understand An Adoptee Through A Play Therapy Lens Objectives:
  • Explain the role of implicit memory when addressing the adoptee population in play therapy.
  • Discuss possible emotions that can arise in the play room when working with an adoptee.
  • Describe how to support parents with their adoptee.

Credits: 1 APT Non-Contact CE Credit*

*Synergetic Play Therapy Institute, APT Approved Provider 09-264**
*Australian Play Therapists Association (APTA) Approved Provider
*British Columbia Play Therapy Association (BCPTA) Approved Provider

**For an understanding of which credits can be used towards your RPT or continuing education, please contact APT for the most updated requirements. Also, please note that play therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.

Cost: $30 (USD)

Or, if you’d like – bundle this course with any 3 additional courses and save. Get all the details here: Buy a Bundle of 4 and Save!

Instructor: Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S

Refund Policy: Fees are non-refundable, but are transferable to other courses. If you are dissatisfied with the course, you may request a transfer of funds to another course or book study. You will not receive CE credits for the original course you signed up for.


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