Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Conference Room West - A
Bethesda, MD 20814

* Free Parking at Metropolitan Parking Garage

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Niki Picogna 
MD/DC Association for Play Therapy 
How to Use Games Therapeutically in Play Therapy


Batsheva Hartstein, LCSW-C, RPT attended University of Maryland School of Social Work and completed her MSW in 2014. She worked for Catholic Charities Villa Maria for two and half years working in an outpatient clinic and Baltimore public city and county schools doing individual, family, and group therapy as well as providing interventions and support to the schools. When Beth completed her LCSW-C in 2017 she began working at Recovery Counseling Center where she currently works doing outpatient therapy. Beth obtained her RPT credentials and now focuses on utilizing directive play therapy techniques with children.



In this engaging and interactive training, play therapists will gain a greater knowledge of how to choose appropriate games and engage clients in ways that work towards achieving their therapeutic goals. Participants will learn how games can be used to assess behavior, how to determine whether games are appropriate for the individual child’s treatment, and learn how make a game more than just a game—but a therapeutic experience. Additionally, participants will learn a large array of therapeutic benefits of games and a variety of new games to incorporate in their practice. The training will demonstrate how to use specific games for children with different common diagnoses and how to have family sessions using game play therapeutically.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn, practice, and apply their new knowledge and skills with different games in the training. 

Learning Objectives: 

Participants completing this workshop will be able to:

  1. List 5 therapeutic benefits of games in therapy
  2. Describe specific games that can be used for ADHD and impulse control in play therapy
  3. Explain how to interact with the client therapeutically while playing games in play therapy sessions
  4. Describe how to engage families in play therapy sessions using game play

    Cancellation Policy: 

    For 100% refund, written cancellation must be received at least 14 days prior to the training. Otherwise, a credit will be given for a future training.  If you do not notify a board member prior to the training of your intent to cancel, you will not receive a refund or credit. 

    Cost: (3 CEs and light refreshments during registration included in cost)

    Before October 14, 2018 - $40 for Students, $50 for APT Members* and $60 for Non-APT Members

    After October 14, 2018 - $50 for Students, $60 for APT members* and $70 for Non-APT members

    *For more information on how to become an APT member, click here.

      Continuing Education:

      This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886773312-2165) for 3 continuing education contact hours.

      MD/DC Association for Play Therapy is an APT Approved Provider 17-522 and maintains responsibility for the program.