Using Play Therapy to Address Sensory Processing Challenges

CE Hrs: 8 non-contact APT Approved Provider #12-318
Price: $95.00
Participants complete the training online through the Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Online Training Site. Click the link below to read more about the online training process and to register for the training. If you have any questions please let us know.
Registration and Information: Using Play Therapy to Address Sensory Processing Challenges

This training explores using play therapy approaches and interventions to address sensory processing challenges. An overview of sensory processing challenges will be covered along with descriptors of the eight sensory processing areas. The benefits of non-directive and structured play therapy will be covered as well as the foundations for using play therapy with sensory issues. The concept of a sensory play diet will be defined and explored. Several play therapy inventions designed to help with sensory issues will be explained and presented through book examples and session video clips. Current research will be presented and participants will have the opportunity to understand how to create a sensory friendly play room. This training includes a copy of the book Understanding Sensory Processing Challenges: A Workbook for Children and Teens. This correspondence training is completed from home but includes an interactive/experiential component where participants are asked to complete exercises which are returned along with their post exam. Complete this informative and interactive correspondence training at your own pace, gain CE Hours, and enhance your therapy skills.

Learning Objectives:
1) Define what is meant by sensory processing issues and how these issues can present in play therapy sessions.
2) Identify several play therapy interventions that can be used to address sensory processing challenges.
3) Describe the eight sensory processing areas, causes of sensory challenges, and screening processes.
4) Outline a sensory play therapy diet to help children with sensory struggles.
5) Identify how to make their play therapy room and offices sensory friendly.
6) Conceptualize the foundations of using play therapy with sensory challenges.
7) Define hyper and hypo responses in regard to sensory processing.
8) Explain research related to play, play therapy, and sensory processing.

Continuing Education for Mental Health Professionals:
8 CE hrs. This training is appropriate for: Registered Play Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Psychologists, School Counselors, and students pursuing a mental health degree. This training is approved for 8 CE Hrs by the Association for Play Therapy and IBCCES (Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate).