Play Therapy with Trans Youth — January 31, 2025

Trans and non-binary youth face unique challenges and deserve knowledgeable Play Therapy providers and welcoming therapeutic spaces that can affirm and empower them to be who they are. Dr. Kade Sharp, LICSW, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, CMHS, is a trans clinician and he will provide specific Play Therapy interventions to use with trans youth, discuss playful ways to increase their gender euphoria and decrease gender dysphoria, and share about transgender culture and its implications in clinical practice.

Presenter: Dr. Kade Sharp, PhD, LICSW, RPT-S™, CMHS
Location: Zoom

Date/Time: Friday, January 31, 2025 @ 3:30pm – 7pm PST
CE Hours: 3 APT-Approved specialized live-webinar hours*

*These CE hours are applicable for the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential as APT Specialized Live Webinar hours (new as of July 1, 2022) and other mental health credentials in WA. For other states, please consult your state-specific CE requirements. You must be present for the entire session and pass post-tests in order to receive continuing education credits.

Price: $110

Availability: In stock


Learning Objectives: 

  • Analyze basic terminology and concepts pertinent to Gender Dysphoria and trans youth that attend Play Therapy sessions
  • Examine the history of gender and Gender Dysphoria with a critical focus on cultural implications and ethical approaches for treating trans youth in Play Therapy
  • Explain the psychological benefits and implications of using Play Therapy with trans youth
  • Demonstrate 7 different Play Therapy activities designed to be culturally competent and relevant to trans youth and their families

Dr. Kade Sharp (he/they) is an autistic trans LICSW, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Child Mental Health Specialist with a PhD in Clinical Sexology. He sees therapy clients, supervises Associate-level clinicians, and provides case consultation for colleagues. Kade has a clinical focus on working with autistic, queer, and trans folks.

APT Approved Provider 18-545


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