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The Importance of Play
& Expectations of Play Therapy


This presentation will define play and discuss the importance of play on child development, social skills, and emotional regulation. It will also cover how and why play is used in therapy.


  1. List at least 10 defining qualities of play.

  2. Describe the importance of play on child development, social skills, and emotional regulation; and how these are essential pieces in play therapy.

  3. Demonstrate the ability to explain play therapy to others.

  4. Understand the therapeutic agents of play.

  5. Learn what to expect if your child sees a play therapist.

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June 10, 2023 9am-11am EST

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Each 2 hour workshop is $40/per person

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  • All cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. Participants will be given a credit towards a future training to be used within 2 years of the original training date (no cash refunds).

  • No shows or missed trainings will receive no refund or credit.  You may send another attendee in your place.

  • All trainings are subject to sufficient registration.

  • Should the Michigan Parenting Academy need to cancel a training we will make every attempt to notify paid registrants in a timely manner.  All paid registrants will receive a full refund.

  • Michigan Parenting Academy only assumes liability for the registration portion of any training.  All other costs are the responsibility of the registrant.

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