APT content area: Special Topics

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    • Welcome

    • About Lisa Dykes-Harrell

    • Description & Objectives

    • A Brief Overview of Play Therapy & Intro to the Certificate Program

    • Quiz for A Brief Overview of Play Therapy & Intro to the Certificate Program

    • Evaluation


This free recording will give a brief overview of play therapy.  It will describe  the value of play, what is play therapy, a brief history, the benefits and introduces various models.  The recording will describe the Child Centered Therapeutic Play certificate and Registered Play Therapist credential.

Participants will be able to: 

  1. Analyze the value of play therapy
  2. Assess the benefits of play therapy
  3. List various approaches to play therapy
  4. Describe the Certificate for Child Centered Therapeutic Play certification process
  5. Explain the Registered Play Therapist credentialing process

Instructor Bio:

Lisa has over 25 years counseling experience that ranges from school counseling to private practice, to full time university instructor in counseling. Lisa has been using Play Therapy extensively in her practices since 2001. She has presented numerous counseling and play therapy workshops for CE credit and supervises future therapists and Play therapists. After retiring from Eastern New Mexico University in 2015, Lisa moved to Santa Fe, NM where she has worked with the Military Family Life Counselor Program (MFLC) and currently the Child Counseling Center and Play Therapy Institute of New Mexico.

Lisa Dykes-Harrell, LPCC, RPT-S