APT content area: Special Topics and Skills & Methods

Play Therapy Treatment Planning and Documentation


In this workshop, participants will gain knowledge in Play therapy treatment planning and
documentation. The webinar will start with assessment information through play therapy, long and short
term goals for play therapy and objectives for play therapy interventions. The workshop then covers
treatment planning for play therapy and documenting the progress being made in play therapy.


Following the workshop, participants should be able to:

1. Collect and appraise assessment information gathered through play therapy intake and
observations; 2. Identify theory-based, long and short-term goals of play therapy;
3. Formulate objectives attached to play therapy interventions;
4. Develop a play therapy treatment plan;
5. Describe documentation for ongoing progress/lack-of-progress in play therapy; and,
6. Summarize documentation for closure of a play therapy client file.

Instructor Bio:

Geri Glover has worked with children and families for over 30 years in education, day treatment programs, private practice, mental health clinics, and is currently Professor and Chair of the Counseling Department at New Mexico Highlands University. She completed research in Filial Therapy with Native Americans residing on the Flathead Reservation in northern Montana in honor of her Salish ancestry. Her research has appeared in such publications as The School Counselor Journal and The International Journal of Play Therapy. Dr. Glover is a strong advocate of multicultural awareness and its importance in the therapeutic relationship. She has numerous publications, and is co-author of Play Therapy Interventions with Children’s Problems.

Geri Glover, PhD, LPCC, RPT-S