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Treating Pediatric OCD~ Play Therapy & ERP

  • 5 Apr 2024
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Virtual Meeting


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Treating Pediatric OCD~ Play Therapy & ERP

Presented by:

Tara Motzenbecker, LMHC, NCSP, Registered Play Therapist™

Research shows us that Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is the most effective treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. ERP involves the client and their parents having to face their fears and engage in very difficult tasks. Play therapy is the perfect compliment to integrate in order to engage and motivate the child and their family members. This training will explore how to use play therapy techniques to help the child make sense of their OCD as well as how to use play therapy to create exposures and rewards. Participants will also be able to share case examples and brainstorm with the group for play therapy exposure ideas. 

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. define OCD and understand how to integrate the most effective treatment method (ERP) into play therapy sessions.
  2. identify the importance of using play therapy techniques for engaging the child and family in the treatment of OCD.
  3. list several play therapy techniques for use in Exposure and Response Prevention. 

Level of training: Intermediate

3 APT Live Webinar CE - Play Therapy Skills and Methods, Play Therapy Special Topics

This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar."

About our presenter: Tara Motzenbecker, LMHC, NCSP, Registered Play Therapist™ is a Licensed School Psychologist, a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, a Registered Play Therapist, and a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern. Tara received her Master’s degree at the University of Rhode Island in School Psychology and a second Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at National Louis University. Tara has worked in a variety of public, private and charter schools in Rhode Island, Washington DC, Maryland and Florida in various roles including teacher and school psychologist for over 15 years.

AZAPT Members $50; Guests $60

Limited to 50 participants.

LIVE WEBINAR: Per APT guidelines, video cameras must be on throughout the presentation for contact CE. Participants will be awarded APT LIVE WEBINAR CE upon successful completion of a post test. This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar."

AZAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 97-035. AZAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph, video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote AZAPT.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than March 18, 2024. Cancellations are subject to a $20 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested. No refunds after March 18, 2024.

By registering for this training, you are giving AZAPT permission to add your email to our email list and permission for AZAPT to use any photographs or screenshots taken during the training for promotional purposes.

Arizona Association for Play Therapy

10869 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 103-243

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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