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Black Kids Matter: Play Therapy to Empower Black Children Across the Lifespan

  • 5 Aug 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virtual Meeting



Black Kids Matter: Play Therapy to Empower Black Children Across the Lifespan

Presented by: April Duncan, DSW, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™

Black children and families are often navigating negative race-based experiences on a daily and continuous basis. However, this is often overlooked in the diagnosis and assessment of their moods and behaviors. This webinar will explore important cultural factors to consider in individual, group and family play therapy with Black children and families. Attendees will also review play-based activities to help build rapport and empower Black children dealing with depression, low self-esteem, anxiety and more. Additionally, individuals will review cultural considerations when implementing play-based interventions in the playroom, along with key items to equip in the playroom to promote cultural inclusivity.  

Learning Objectives 
Participants will be able to:

  1. Explore play themes that may signal racial trauma in Black children
  2. Discuss cultural considerations when gaining play therapy buy-in with Black students and families
  3. Use play-based interventions to encourage cultural pride & empowerment in Black students

Level of training: Intermediate | Play Therapy Seminal or Historically Significant Theories, Play Therapy and Cultural Diveresity

This training is approved by APT Approved Provider 97-035 for 3 CE hours.

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

About our presenter: Dr. April Duncan (DSW, LCSW, RPT-S) is a racial trauma expert focused on using play therapy to address racial trauma in children of color. She is also an author, nationally recognized facilitator, adjunct instructor and serves on the advisory board for the World Association of Sand Therapy Professionals.

AZAPT Members $50; Guests $60

Limited to 50 participants.

LIVE WEBINAR: Per APT guidelines, video cameras must be on throughout the presentation for live webinar 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 July 22, 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 July 22, 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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