[Non-contact CE Exam] Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship (3rd ed.) [15 units] *Book Required


This self-study CE is designed for play therapists interested in learning the fundamentals of play therapy. The Art of the Relationship provides comprehensive information for creating therapeutic relationships with children and facilitating the play therapy process. The history and meaning of play are explored and current issues relevant to play therapy are reviewed. Essential skills relevant to play therapy are examined in-depth, and examples for applications are provided.  

After reading this text and completing the subsequent self-study assessment, the learner will be able to:

  1. Discuss the development and history of play therapy.
  2. Explain the function of play within the therapeutic process.
  3. Identify key concepts of child-centered play therapy (CCPT).
  4. Categorize types of facilitative therapeutic responses provided in play therapy.
  5. Assess the therapeutic intention of selected playroom materials.
  6. Describe personality characteristics of the play therapist that are conducive to the play therapy process.
  7. Evaluate therapeutic progress and indicators for termination within play therapy.
  8. Determine responses to typical problems encountered within the play therapy process.

15 non-contact hours. For the purpose of Criteria Verification Forms for RPT Credentialing Applications, this training covers 1 hour history, 12 hours seminal or historically significant theoories, and 2 hours skills and methods.

This is a non-contact online CE exam. The purchase of this product does not include a book. In order to complete the exam, it is required to read the book "Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship". If you already have the book associated with this CE exam, you can take this exam without purchasing the book again. If you do not have the book, you can purchase it in the Publications section of our products.

After reading the book, you will complete a 70 question multiple choice exam. 15 non-contact continuing education units will be awarded upon achieving 80% pass rate on exam.

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