Not Just “Shy:” Social Anxiety – Play Therapy Assessment and Treatment - cancelled

Learn to distinguish between social anxiety and generalized anxiety or phobias. Review assessment and case conceptualization using evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure. Learn Play Therapy interventions for assessment and treatment to help anxious children. Interventions will be demonstrated and practiced.
You will also learn strategies for helping parents reduce accommodations while staying connected to their child. This experiential workshop will provide a framework for using play therapy with socially anxious children and teens. Play therapy
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Learning Objectives

  • Define Social Anxiety and differential diagnosis when compared to Separation Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Specific Phobias.
  • Explain how avoidance increases anxiety and interferes with treatment.
  • Develop a treatment plan for a child with Social Anxiety.
  • Implement differential assessments for anxiety
  • Describe 3 play-based techniques to help children express their anxiety.
  • List sensory activities to self-regulate.
  • Describe 3 play therapy techniques that can help children with cognitive restructuring.
  • State ways parents can participate in the treatment.

Learning Levels

  • Intermediate

Thursday, April 22, 2021


09:00 AM PDT - 12:00 PM PDT


About the speaker

CE Information - Earn 3 CE Hours

CE Approvals

Association of Play Therapists
This workshop meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education as required by the Association for Play Therapy (APT). Our Village is approved by APT to offer continuing education specific to play therapy (APT Approved Provider Number: 20-614).

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours

CE Process Info

A continuing education certificate for the event will be obtained using the website, CE-Go. After the event, you will receive an email containing a link to CE-Go.   (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event).

Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:

Complete evaluation forms for the event 

Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE-Go process, please contact CE-Go at 888-498-5578 or by email at

Our Village provides in-person, virtual and non-contact trainings for the community and professionals! 

Depending on the related topic of our workshops, your attendance and quiz score of 80% or higher can offer you continuing education. 

We are proud to be an Association for Play Therapy, APT Approved Provider Number: 20-614 .