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Experiential Play Therapy


This workshop will focus on foundational and seminal play therapy modalities and applications. Participants will actively demonstrate knowledge and skills in an experiential environment. A variety of play therapy modalities and applications will be presented, experienced and adapted to a wide range of psychosocial issues and concerns. Adaptations will be considered based on each clinician’s practice environments and settings..


  1. Participants will discuss 2 foundational concepts in relationship to therapeutic activities and theoretical modalities..
  2. Participants will analyze 3 play therapy key concepts in at least two foundational or seminal play therapy theories.
  3. Participants will describe the role of the clinician, client, and caregivers in the specific theoretical play therapy model being demonstrated..
  4. Participants will critique 2 concepts in relation to other play therapy theoretical orientations.
  5. Participants will discuss utilizing different theoretical play therapy approaches within their own practice.
  6. Participants will practice 2 theoretically sound play therapy skills.
CS Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. APT Approved Provider number is 15-419. CS Institute maintains responsibility for the program.


  • Sharolyn Wallace PhD, LCSW, RPT-S, IMH-E®

    Sharolyn Wallace PhD, LCSW, RPT-S, IMH-E® has worked with children and families for over 30 years. She has served on the APT Board of Directors and OKAPT and currently serves on the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). Dr. Wallace has authored six children’s books and APT magazine articles. She is the Professor of Human Services at Tulsa Community College and Faculty Director for the Center for Addiction Prevention and Recovery Support.

October 27, 2023
Fri 9:30 AM CDT
CS Institute- CREOKS Cohort 10-Get Your Game On! Play Therapy Conceptualizing and Treatment Planning with Board Games Upstairs Training Room

Duration 7H 0M

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