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Play Therapy DVD and Book Bundle
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[+] [-] 061885-01 - Play Therapy for Children, Adolescents and Adults: Strategies to STOP Talking and Play It Out
  • Recognize the metaphors that a client presents to you and modify them into working, functional strategies.
  • Select the best techniques, depending upon the presenting issue.
  • Explore 30 techniques appropriate to the client’s stage of development.
  • Define, formulate and expand your own working schema of play therapy principles.
  • Apply the concept of scaffolding in play therapy regardless of age.
  • Discern the difference between your client’s cognitive understanding and emotionally driven change.

[+] [-] 061885-01 - Play Therapy for Children, Adolescents and Adults: Strategies to STOP Talking and Play It Out
Play Therapy
  • Assessment and Diagnoses
  • Identify Themes
  • Age Appropriate Play
  • What techniques are Best for What disorders
  • Play In and Out of the Play Room
  • Recognizing the Schema
  • What a Session Looks Like
Integrate Play into Practice
  • Playing the Brain
  • Use of Sensory Information
  • Mind/Body Connection
  • Brain Re-mapping
  • The Well-Equipped Play Room
  • The Therapist as Collaborator
Play Therapy for Children
  • Children’s Metaphors
  • Identification
  • Scaffolding
  • Reframing
  • Reassessment
10 Techniques for Children
  1. Art
  2. Sand Tray
  3. Parallel Play
  4. Reciprocal Play (I-spy)
  5. Animals
  6. Modeling
  7. Scaffolding
  8. Rewards
  9. Alliance development
  10. Make believe
Play Therapy for Adolescents
  • Adolescent Metaphors
  • Identification
  • Personal myths
  • Peer and external influences
  • Scaffolding
  • Reframing
  • Reversion and Reassessment
10 Techniques for Adolescents
  1. Sharing “language”
  2. Dress codes
  3. Synchronicity and mirroring neurons: the continuous feedback loop; animals
  4. Silence: where no one has gone before.
  5. Respect
  6. Slowing the process
  7. Write it down!
  8. Expect and demand
  9. Know their culture
  10. Never let them see you sweat; risk.
Play Therapy for Adults
  • Adult Metaphors
  • Identification
  • Exploration
  • When, Where, What, How and Why Support
  • Change and Reframe
  • Evolution
10 Techniques for Adults
  1. Sand tray
  2. Symbols
  3. Art
  4. Animals
  5. Reciprocity
  6. Identification and re-establishment of Values Systems
  7. Amateur Hour
  8. Saving Face
  9. Refuge and Truth Telling
  10. Search and Destroy: Love IS enough



Cathy L. Bissett, M.B.A., Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Sedona, Arizona working with patients from 3 to 92 with a broad range of presenting disorders in a rural practice. A past member of the National Health Services Corps, Cathy is dedicated to seeking new ways to facilitate growth and wellness in children, adolescents, families and individuals. Cathy also owns a clinic for speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists and physical therapists in Casa Grande, AZ.

Prior to being in private practice, Cathy worked with the students of the J. Pappas School - dedicated schools for homeless children in Phoenix, AZ, and at several one-school school districts in rural Arizona. She is a member of the Arizona Play Therapy Association. Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Cathy L. Bissett maintains a private practice. She has an advisory board relationship with and She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Cathy L. Bissett is a member of the Arizona Play Therapy Association.


Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., is the nation’s leading pediatric psychologist in the development of classroom cognitive-physical activity programs for students grades K-6. Dr. Kenney develops curriculum, programming, and activities to improve children’s cognition through coordinative cognitive-motor movement, executive function skill-building strategies, and social-emotional learning.

Dr. Kenney has advanced fellowship training in forensic psychology and developmental pediatric psychology from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Harbor-UCLA/UCLA Medical School. She holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Education from the University of Southern California and a Doctorate in Psychology from Pepperdine.

Dr. Kenney’s books include, 70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning and Behavior with Rebecca Comizio (PESI, 2016), the Social-Emotional Literacy program, Bloom Your Room™ (Mrs. Beetle’s Books, 2017), Musical Thinking™ (Unhooked Books, 2016), and Bloom: 50 Things to Say, Think and Do with Anxious, Angry and Over-the-Top Kids with Wendy Young (Unhooked Books, 2015). Her professional development platform, The Kinetic Classroom, brings executive function education and cognitive-motor movement to educators and clinicians worldwide.

Since 1985, Dr. Kenney has worked as an educator in community service from the inner cities of Los Angeles to national organizations such as the Neurological Health Foundation,, HandsOn Phoenix, and Points of Light (Generation On). She values closing the education gap in poverty and enjoys working with Title I schools.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Lynne Kenney maintains a private practice. She is an author for St. Lynn’s Press, Better Life Media, Inc., and Move 2 Think, LLC. Dr. Kenney is the creator of The Family Coach Method. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. Lynne Kenney has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Rebecca Comizio, MA, MA-Ed, NCSP, is the Director of Social-Emotional Learning and school psychologist at The Stanwich School in Greenwich, CT. She is working to utilize her education, training and life experience to positively affect the lives of children and families by advocating for students.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 061885-01 - Play Therapy for Children, Adolescents and Adults: Strategies to STOP Talking and Play It Out
[+] [-] 084495 - 70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning & Behavior
Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Teachers/Educators, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapy Assistants, and other Mental Health Professionals