LIVE WEBINAR! Bridging and Blending Non-Directive & Directive Play Therapy


Friday May 28, 2021  SOLD OUT!


APT Approved Provider 12-321

Due to Covid19 health concerns, this one time online live event has been approved for 3 CONTACT training hours by APT.

NOTE TIMES AND TIME ZONES (there will be one 15 minute break halfway through)

10:00am to 1:15pm EDT

9am-12:15pm CDT

8am – 11:15am MDT

7am – 10:15am PDT

2:00pm – 5:15pm BST & IST

12am – 3:15am AEST

10pm – 1:15am HKT

Bridging and Blending

Non-Directive & Directive Play Therapy

APT credit hours available for this course are: 2.0 hours theory| 1 hours skills and methods


This 3 hour webinar presents a deeper look at the theory and research that supports both non-directive and directive play therapy approaches in helping children heal and grow providing framework and methodology for how to implement both approaches.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the theoretical basis, tenets and history of child centered play therapy (CCPT) and the benefits according to the research literature..
  2. Describe the theoretical basis and use of cognitive behavioral play therapy (CBPT) and behavioral interventions supported by research.
  3. Explain the rationale and prescriptive timing within treatment for utilizing pure CCPT and when to introduce directive interventions.
  4. Describe how and when to blend and bridge directive and non-directive play therapy within sessions.
  5. List 10 directive play therapy interventions and how to implement on the foundation of the tenets of CCPT.
  • Limited to 40 live participants.
  • Seating is limited per APT policies for contact hours via webinar.
  • No refunds afforded but everyone who registers will receive the recording for NO CE hours – just for learning enrichment.
  • CEs for live participants only.
  • See FAQ below for more details.
  • Participants will be required to be logged on by or before the start time of the webinar and will need to be on camera and present the entire presentation to receive APT approved contact training hours.
  • There will be one 15 minute break halfway through the webinar.

Fee:   $54 USD



Q: Will this live training be for CE hours?

A: Yes, if you attend LIVE the entire 3 hours, it will count for Association for Play Therapy CONTACT training hours. I am not an approved provider for counselor, social worker or psychologist associations, but you may wish to show your certificate to your licensing board and ask if you can have credit for licensing renewal hours.

Q. What happens if my internet goes out during the live presentation?

A: If you are able to log right back in without missing more than 5 minutes, you’ll be fine. If you miss more than 5 minutes I will not be able to provide you CE hours but you’ll have access to the recorded version for learning enrichment purposes. I recommend if you have spotty internet you connect your device directly using an ethernet cord OR arrange to be in a place with secure internet connection in advance.

Q. Will there be a quiz? And how will get my certificate?

A. You will receive an email from that will contain very important information you need to read and save to a safe location including:

  • your handout(s)
  • your live webinar access and instructions
  • a link to complete and submit your quiz
  • a link to complete and submit your quiz

You MUST submit your quiz AND eval forms back to me within 6 hours of the completion of the webinar so I strongly recommend you plan to complete those immediately after the webinar is finished. Certificates will be emailed out by or before 12 hours after the webinar has finished to all who submitted their quiz and eval. 

Q. Will I receive the recording?

A. Yes, I will send out the recording of the training to all who sign up for the live webinar BUT there will be NO CE HOURS granted for the recorded version. You will have to be live the entire 3 hours to receive APT CONTACT training CE hours.

Q. Do you provide refunds?

A. There are no refunds afforded due to the short time line for signing up and the limited seats available but you WILL receive the recording for learning enrichment after it is live.  SO, only sign up and pay if you are okay with this policy.