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CS Institute Play Therapy Cohort- T-1-Therapeutic Powers of Play


This workshop will cover the foundational and historical concepts of the therapeutic powers of play developed by Dr. Charlie Schaeffer. Dr. Schaeffer notes, “The therapeutic powers of play refer to the specific change agents in which play initiates, facilitates, or strengthens their therapeutic effect.” (p.2 Therapeutic Powers of Play). The therapeutic powers of play will be discussed in relation to the different play therapy modalities.


  1. Participants will analyze the 20 core agents of change in play therapy..
  2. Participants will discuss 2 therapeutic powers of play in a play therapy case scenario.
  3. Participants will describe how the therapeutic powers of play relate to different theoretical models of play therapy.
  4. Participants will design one play therapy intervention utilizing the therapeutic powers of play.
  5. Participants will analyze the impact of the therapeutic powers of play in clinical play therapy practice.
  6. Participants will discuss 2 impacts of the therapeutic powers of play in the play therapy relationship.
CS Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. APT approved provider number15-419. CS Institute maintains responsibility for the program.


  • Casie Brittain MSW, LCSW, RPT-S, EAGALA

    Casie Brittain MSW, LCSW, RPT-S, EAGALA Certified Mental Health/Equine Specialist. Mrs. Brittain is also certified in AutPlay and currently in the process of obtaining certification in TRE (Trauma Release Exercises). Mrs. Brittain has worked in a variety of settings over the past 20 years: OKDHS, community mental health, adult substance abuse residential treatment, youth & family services, mobile crisis services, and private practice. Mrs. Brittain has been a trainer for the CS Institute of Play Therapy for the past 3 years where her focus has been utilizing sensory integration for emotional and behavioral regulation for neuro-divergent children.

November 3, 2023
Fri 9:30 AM CDT
CS Institute Play Therapy Cohort T-1 Tulsa Tech Lemley Campus 3420 S. Memorial Tulsa OK 74145 Room: Client Service Center Room 1420

Duration 7H 0M

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