The Clinical Fundamentals of Autism: Screening and Affirming Play Therapy Treatment for Autistic Youth — January 17, 2025

Many youth who are struggling with self-regulation, anxiety, and overwhelm are referred to us for Play Therapy. Sometimes there is a missing piece to their treatment and support: they are autistic and no one knows. If you are trying your usual Play Therapy techniques with clients and aren’t seeing progress, if you’ve been interested in learning more about how to screen for autism, or if you believe you’re working with undiagnosed autistic adolescents, this training can strengthen your confidence and skills!

Join Dr. Kade Sharp, an autistic LICSW, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Child Mental Health Specialist, as he explains the fundamentals of screening for autism, shifting your therapeutic style to meet the needs of autistic clients, and tailoring Play Therapy interventions to be affirming of autistic individuals. This training highlights diversity and cultural implications for serving the autistic community.

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

Date/Time: Friday, January 17, 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: 

  • Describe how to screen for autism during Play Therapy interventions and the Play Therapy process
  • Modify common Play Therapy techniques and the play room to affirm autistic identities
  • Explain how Play Therapy techniques can support autistic clients in meeting their goals

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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