This course focuses on using play therapy with children who are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Disruptive Behavior Disorders such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Impulse Control Disorder NOS. Emphasis will be placed on learning play therapy techniques that target the primary symptoms of these diagnoses. In addition, differential diagnosis and comorbidity will also be addressed. Adjunctive resources and concrete methods for working with parents and school personnel in a manner that assists in the generalization of skills learned through play therapy will also be explored.
Note: Applies toward the Certificate in Play Therapy.
While the Department of Psychiatry is aware of the research on the efficacy of play therapy*, it cannot specifically endorse each play therapy intervention included in each class in the play therapy certificate program.
Course Number: PSY-40167
Credit: 0.50 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Play Therapy