(1) Treatment Planning and Case Conceptualization in Child-Centered Play Therapy – June 23, 2023

This training is essential for those practicing Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) to learn a framework and application for treatment planning that utilize symptom-focused goals, often externally required, while honoring the theoretical foundations of CCPT.

This training will:

  • Allow you to make meaningful treatment plans and clinical documentation that are aligned with CCPT theory, and
  • Allow you to have a clear case conceptualization for how change will occur in CCPT

Presenter: Rosie Newman, LMHC, RPT-S
Location: Zoom, 3 hours (3 APT-Approved specialized live-webinar hours)*

Date/Time: Friday, June 23, 2023 @ 3:30pm – 7:00pm PST (Convert Time Zone)

The three-part trainings series offered June-August 2023, was requested by Queensland Institute for Play Therapy (QIPT), in Australia. All current and alumni members of QIPT will receive a discount at registration. Non-QIPT affiliates are welcome to register at an additional cost. 

*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 all sessions and pass post-tests in order to receive continuing education credits. This training has been approved by the ACA.



Treatment planning is antithetical to the person-centered philosophy, which discourages focusing on the problem. This can lead to a disconnect between what is required in most clinical settings, namely, long-term goals and short-term objectives, and the therapist’s way of being in the playroom. However, not only is treatment planning a requirement for managed care and many funding sources, but creating symptom-focused goals and objectives increases caregiver buy-in and enables therapists to explain the treatment plan in an “understandable manner” as emphasized in the Association for Play Therapy (2022) Best Practices. This training teaches participants to conceptualize treatment planning in a way that supports this need for measurable objectives based on managed care, while making space for clinicians to continue to focus on their own theory of change based on the person-centered philosophy.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify the key reasons for treatment planning for play therapists 
  • Describe the primary theory of personality and theory of change behind Child-Centered Play Therapy 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of case conceptualization in play therapy including measurable objectives and the theory of change 
  • Apply principles to create treatment plans that are quantifiable, allow for the way of being in the playroom, and emphasize CCPT theory

Additional Notes:

  1. This training is [Section 1] Treatment Planning and Case Conceptualization of the Child Centered Documentation Framework.
  2. We highly recommend taking  [Section 2] Assessing Progress, and [Section 3] Progress Notes is highly recommended.
  3. Each section is designed to stand alone. You will still gain benefits if you are only able to take [Section 1] Treatment Planning and Case Conceptualization OR [Section 2] Assessing Progress in CCPT
  4. In order to take [Section 3] Progress Notes in CCPT, you must have completed either [Section 1] Treatment Planning and Case Conceptualization OR [Section 2] Assessing Progress in CCPT
  5. This training includes a practical toolkit of treatment planning resources based on CCPT theory
  6. This training assumes a basic understanding of CCPT theory and practice (it will not explain how to do CCPT, but rather how to conceptualize CCPT cases for treatment planning purposes)
  7. Participants may be invited to engage with peers in breakout rooms to apply the principles to enhance learning.

APT Approved Provider 18-545

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