Introduction to Emotional Literacy in Play Therapy

 Registration is closed for this event

Presenter: Emily Keller, PhD, RPT-S

Date:  September 24, 2021

Time: 9. AM to 12 PM, Pacific

Registration: $90 ($75 before Sept. 10)

Contact CE Hours: 3 (APT; NBCC)  Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours

For APT Training: Play Therapy Skills and Methods (2 Hours); Special Topic: Emotional Regulation(1 Hour)

Audience: Health Professionals, School Counselors, Childlife Specialists

Level: Beginner & Intermediate 

Description: This workshop is designed for mental health professionals. We strive to offer workshops directly related to the needs of our time. This workshop is informed by neurological research, attachment theory, and developmental theory. It offers a brief, yet unique exploration of the emotional landscape of our inner and outer worlds. We will also discuss gender, cultural, and social justice implications related to the topic as we believe that increased emotional literacy is imperative to community wellbeing, which is inseparable from an individual's wellbeing. 

This workshop was designed to help play therapists address the expressed and demonstrated needs for increased emotional regulation in children. Emotional literacy is a key component of emotional regulation. This workshop offers a simple approach to exploring and enhancing a child's emotional literacy. It is also useful in helping play therapists talk to parents about feelings during parent consultations. A family's emotional vocabulary (verbal and nonverbal) and climates shape a child’s emotional literacy. Emotional literacy is a key component to mental wellness. The presenter integrates emotional literacy research with play therapy theory to offer participants a framework through which they can select appropriate play therapy interventions to increase emotional literacy and wellness in children and families. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • List three ways play therapy promotes emotional literacy
  • Describe a play therapy activity that can be used to increase awareness of emotions
  • Discuss gender and cultural differences that may alter how feelings are expressed during play therapy

Policies: For detailed information about the refund/cancellation policy; instructor credentials; CE credits; and information about any portion of the program that is not eligible for CE credits, click here.


September 24th, 2021 from  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
381 Earhart Way
Livermore, CA 94551-2146
United States
Phone: 2109122805
Event Fee(s)
Registration Fee $90.00

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