Cultural Considerations in Play Therapy

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Cultural Considerations in Play Therapy

November 12, 2021 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cultural Considerations in Play Therapy

November 12, 2021

9:00am - 4:00pm

Cost: $140

Presenter: Lindsey Swales, LISW RPT-S CTP

CEs: 5.5 Contact CE Hours Total

  • Play Therapy History: 1 hour
  • Play Therapy Special Topic: 2 hours
  • Play Therapy Skill and Methods: 2.5 hours

Breaks: 10:30-10:45am, 12:00-1:00pm, 2:30-2:45pm

Workshop Level: All

Location: Lower Level Training Room of Estle Center. Masks and social distancing will be required.

This training is an in-person event. Registrants will be notified if trainings are moved to virtual events in response to COVID-19.

APT Approved Provider 16-457

In play therapy practice, we are often provided with the wonderful opportunity to work with clients of diverse populations.  Play therapists must have self-awareness of their own perceptions, biases, and understanding of their own and others’ cultures, they must understand how culture may impact the lives of clients and the play therapy process, and be equipped with tools, skills, and knowledge in order to provide competent and culturally sensitive treatment.  It is important that the play therapist become culturally competent in order to most effectively manage cultural components within the treatment process such as addressing cultural issues that may arise or to help facilitate pride in the client’s own culture.



  1. Participants will explore the history how cultural considerations have been utilized in regards to psychotherapy practices and play therapy
  2. Participants will discuss the role that self-awareness has in providing culturally competent play therapy
  3. Participants will learn and explore the impacts that cultural bias, perceptions and understanding of culture has in regards to being a play therapist
  4. Participants will identify the impact culture has on clients and the play therapy process
  5. Participants will discuss tools, skills, and knowledge to feel better prepared in play therapy sessions for addressing cultural components
  6. Participants will practice and apply basic guidelines to play therapy practice to improve their cultural sensitivity and competence

APT Approved Provider 16-457

Payment is due at the time of registration. Cancellations made at least 30 days before date of course will receive a full refund of registration cost. Cancellations made less than 30 days before date of course may transfer their registration fees to an alternative course or request for a partial refund. In the event a registered participant does not cancel and does not attend (no-show), the registration fees will not be eligible for refund or transfer.  *All refunds and transfers are at the discretion of Meraki Institute of Learning and Tanager Place.


November 12, 2021
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Meraki Institute of Learning


Tanager Place Estle Center
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
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