Working with Parents in the Playroom

Parents are the most important allies of the play therapist. But forming this alliance requires time, understanding, and lots of communication. It also requires congruence, adaptability, and an appreciation of the parents’ authentic selves. Parents and play therapists are on the same team with one common goal: promote healing for a struggling child.  This one hour pre-recorded webinar explores this play therapy pact.



What: A 1-hour recorded webinar dedicated to helping therapists see things from the parent’s point of view

Where: Watch from anywhere – Paris, France? Paris, Texas? Paris, Tennessee?

What You’ll Learn … Working with Parents in the Playroom Objectives: 

  • Discuss what parents might be feeling when they bring their child to play therapy.
  • Practice how to offer “win-win” advice that is congruent with the parent’s authentic self and in the best interest of the child during a play therapy process.
  • Assess when and when not to have a parent in the playroom.

Credits: 1 Non-Contact 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: $25.00 (USD)

Instructor: Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S and Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S


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