LFTP Ep. 77 Working with Emotional Age in Play Therapy

In this episode of Lessons From The Playroom, we will talk about the concept of emotional age and its profound impact on therapeutic interactions with children.

Through insightful discussion and practical examples, participants will explore the distinction between chronological and emotional age, gaining valuable tools to assess and attune to a child’s emotional state. Participants will learn strategies to recognize emotional regression in children and themselves, fostering deeper levels of empathy and understanding. By understanding and working with emotional age, therapists can better support children through their healing journey, creating a nurturing environment for growth and development.


Course details below.



What: This 27 minute Audio and Visual home study course explores the Lessons From The Playroom Podcast’s 77th Episode “Working with Emotional Age in Play Therapy.”

Where: This online course can be completed wherever 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.

Working with Emotional Age in Play Therapy Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the difference between chronological age and emotional age, and recognize the significance of emotional age in therapeutic interactions with children.
  • Develop skills to assess emotional regression in children, including observing behaviors, language use, and play themes indicative of emotional age.
  • Apply techniques to attune to a child’s emotional age during therapeutic sessions, fostering a supportive environment for the child’s emotional growth and healing.

CE Credit Hours: 0.5 CE Credit Hours, NBCC Content Area: Human Growth and Development, Audio and Visual Home Study Course

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.

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: $15 USD

Presenter: Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S

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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