Video Games in Play Therapy for Children, Adolescents and Adults

APT-approved training for 2 CEs. Learn to use video games in play therapy. Presented by Josué Cardona, MS.

About this Event

Presented by: Josué Cardona, MS

Date: September 25, 2020

Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM PT /12:00PM-2:00PM CT/1:00PM-3PM ET

Location: Live Online Workshop

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT (Association for Play Therapy) for 2 CONTACT CE Hours

APT Approved Provider 20-609

Cost: $49

Program Description:

Video games can transport us to worlds beyond our imagination. The creative clinician can use this dynamic and engaging medium to connect with clients while also addressing treatment goals. Evidence based therapies such as play therapy can be coupled with the use of video games to facilitate communication, enhance social relationships, improve problem solving skills and teach self-regulation. This online workshop will discuss the research and integration of video games in play therapy and will provide participants with a list of recommended video games and resources to implement video games into practice.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss the research and effectiveness of video games in play therapy in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults.

2. Apply 3-4 play therapy interventions using video games to improve social skills, communication skills, and connection in individual, group, and family sessions.

3. Identify 2-3 strategies of using online gaming and video games in telehealth.

Special Notice: COVID-19 and temporary conditions according to the Association for Play Therapy (APT): "Effective May 15, 2020 through December 31, 2020, APT Approved Providers may temporarily offer "contact" hours for online continuing education." Live webinars during this time period will meet APT's requirements to provide "Contact CE" credit:

All participants must have their camera on, and name clearly displayed the entire 2 hours. Participants will be required to complete an evaluation and post-test immediately upon conclusion of the workshop to receive credit for contact hours.

The CE certificate is awarded to those who attend the entire webinar.

Target audience:

Graduate level mental health students & licensed mental health practitioners. This seminar is a beginning level course. This workshop is appropriate for licensed and pre-licensed mental health professionals, including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. Play therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.

Please note that the Association for Play Therapy (APT) alone holds the right to accept or deny any continuing education training at its discretion.

It is the responsibility of each professional to check with their state or national licensing board to obtain continuing education credit for this seminar. Most state and national licensing boards will approve continuing education courses which cover clinical topics, practice management skills, legal and ethical responsibilities and stress management. It is your responsibility as the license/certificate holder to be aware of and abide by the continuing education rules and guidelines set forth by your licensing board.

About the Presenter:

Josué Cardona, MS, earned a master’s in mental health counseling and trained in Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT) at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City. He has worked with clients ages 4 to 84 through in-home, community, and outpatient counseling.

As an educator, Josué has designed curriculum for social-emotional skills, technology, and language learning for K-12. At the university level, he co-created the course Geek Culture in Psychotherapy, taught at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and co-authored Gamification: A Pilot Study in a Community College. Josué also acts as a diversity and inclusion Design Researcher for the Office of the Provost at the University of Chicago.

Josué is the founder of Geek Therapy, a therapeutic approach that believes the best way to understand people is through the things they care about. He created the Geek Therapy Network and community to educate parents, teachers, and helping professionals on how to use their favorite hobbies, pastimes, and interests to connect with others. Since 2011, Josué has presented on Geek Therapy through podcasts, blogs, book chapters, and presentations around the world.

Schedule (Times in Central Time Zone)

  • 12:00 PM-12:30 PM Using Non-Directive Play Therapy with Video Games
  • 12:30 PM-1:00 PM Using Directive Play Therapy with Video Games
  • 1:00 PM-1:30 PM Collaborative and Cooperative Game Play
  • 1:30 PM-2:00 PM Video Game Essentials: Office Set Up and Resources

Grievance Policy

Let’s Play Therapy Institute seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to: Sophia Ansari, [email protected], 708-541-3365. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.

Accommodations for the Differently-Abled

Let’s Play Therapy Institute training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact: Sophia Ansari, [email protected], 708-541-3365.

Let’s Play Therapy Institute’s Cancellation Policy

If for any reason, you are unable to attend a workshop you've already registered and paid for, you will be able to request a refund. If an event is cancelled by Let’s Play Therapy Institute, the registrant will receive a full refund (Please Note: Eventbrite fees are non-refundable).

September 25, 2020 at 11:00am - 2pm
Salt Lake City, UT
United States
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