Digital Seminar

A Best Practices Model for Designing a Play Therapy Clinic

Faculty :
Erin Dugan
1 Hour 58 Minutes
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Dec 30, 2015
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Follow a Best Practices Model When Setting Up a Play Therapy Clinic
As the professional field of play therapy continues to grow, so does the need for clinical settings. The more thoroughly you develop and maintain a business model based on recognized best practices, the more effective your new play therapy clinic will be.

This webinar presents the components of a best practices model for a private play therapy clinic. Participants will have the chance to explore a myriad of factors that go into setting up their own clinic, including professional standards, legal and ethical issues, and funding. Specific aspects of daily operation will also be addressed, including clinic policies and procedures, essential materials, and documentation. The speaker will conclude by outlining advantages and disadvantages of this type of endeavor.


Course Content


A. Rationale in Setting Up a Play Therapy Clinic
  1. Defining the play therapy clinic
  2. Overview of need
  3. Research
  4. Benefits
B. Evolution of the Play Therapy Clinic
C. Role of Play Therapy Clinics
  1. Basic roles
  2. Fundamental knowledge for trainees
  3. Approved centers for play therapy
D. Cultural Considerations
  1. The waiting room
  2. The playrooms
E. Professional Standards
  1. Accrediting bodies
  2. Association for Play Therapy
F. Legal/Ethical Issues
  1. Best practices
  2. Confidentiality
  3. Respective codes of ethics
G. Advantages
  1. Publications and presentations
  2. Technology
  3. Consultation
  4. Play therapy literature
H. Disadvantages
  1. Space
  2. Availability for appointments


Counselors - South Carolina

is an approved sponsor with the South Carolina Board of Examiners for LPC, AC and MFTs (Provider #104). This program is offered for 2 continuing education hour(s).


This educational offering may qualify toward your professional development requirement. The educational offering consists of 2 clock hour(s). Use this information and your board rules and regulations to calculate professional development/continuing education credit.

Marriage and Family Therapists - South Carolina

is an approved sponsor with the South Carolina Board of Examiners for LPC, AC and MFTs (Provider #104).  This program is offered for 2 continuing education hour(s).

Other Professions

This educational offering qualifies for 2 continuing education hour(s) as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements. 

Play Therapists

is an APT Approved Provider 07-194 to offer continuing education for Play Therapists. This seminar is offered for 2 Contact hour(s).


is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 2 CE credit(s) for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.

Social Workers

is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved period 1-27-15 to 1-27-18). maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 2 Clinical Social Work continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at for more information. This educational offering is at the Beginning level for social workers.

Social Workers - New York

, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed Social Workers #0043. This educational offering is acceptable for 2 continuing education hour(s). Full attendance is required to receive credit for Social Workers; variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the State Board guidelines.



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ERIN DUGAN, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S, is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. In addition to her clinical work with families, Dr. Dugan is an Assistant Professor in the Rehabilitation Counseling Department at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and serves as the Interim Department Head of the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling as well as the Interim Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs in the School of Allied Health Professions at LSUHSC. As a leader in the field of play therapy, Dr. Dugan has presented both nationally and internationally at professional conferences.

Play Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Counselors, Educators



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