Perfection in the Playroom: Working with OCD in Play Therapy

Supporting a child struggling with obsessive compulsions and perfectionism can be incredibly challenging as the desire to move the child out of their rigidity and rituals can overshadow the deeper issues and stressors driving the behaviors.  In this webinar, gain an understanding of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the behavior of perfectionism, and how play therapy can support the integration of the underlying drivers of the behaviors so as not to intensify the inner struggle that is often experienced by these children as they attempt to stop, control and even deny the urges in their bodies.


What: This 1-hour recorded webinar is a glimpse on the path to understand the perfection in these children’s perfection.  With a look at the regulatory function of the behaviors to manage the internal conflicts and anxieties these children often carry, play therapists will learn how to separate the underlying drivers from the wisdom of the rituals themselves.

Where: Anywhere!

What You’ll Learn … Perfection in the Playroom: Working with OCD in Play Therapy Objectives:
  • Explore the symptoms of OCD and how they present themselves in play therapy
  • Discuss OCD as a strategy to regulate the nervous system and how to support the child’s need for regulation
  • Discuss the possible connection between OCD and a child’s genius and the implications of this when working with OCD in play therapy

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)

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Instructor: Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S


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