Play Therapy within a Systems Perspective

  • 21 Aug 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virtual Zoom Meeting
  • 68


  • Reserved for members of the San Diego CAMFT Chapter. (Please make sure your registration information matches your information that we have on file.)
  • Reserved for individuals registering who are not SD CAMFT Chapter Members.
  • Reserved for students.

Registration is closed

This is a live, interactive training to be held virtually via Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent via email to registrants prior to the event. This event will not be recorded and must be attended live.


A child is best understood in the context of their environment and family system.

This presentation will look at methods of assessment and treatment that consider the whole family and that particularly resource parents, instead of focusing only on the child.


Therapists who take this course will be able to:

  • Describe two reasons why child may be an identified client
  • Name one benefit to working with parents / caregivers in a Family System instead of a child
  • Describe one way that play therapy differs with a child from a Family Systems model
  • Describe three kinds of play therapy approaches that take a systems perspective


1. The importance of working from a systems modality when working with children and teenagers.

2. A family systems approach to Intake Calls for Children and Families

Experiential Exercise

3. A family Systems approach to Assessment and First Sessions with Children and Families

Experiential Exercise - Video Examples

Break Out Group Discussion

4. Play Therapy Models that work within a Systems Approach

Experiential Exercise - Video Examples

Break Out Group Discussion

5. A family Systems approach to Middle Stage Treatment with children and Families

Experiential Exercise - Video Examples

Break Out Group Discussion

Q and A


This event is for mental health professionals.


$20 for Chapter Members

$30 for Non Members

$15 for Students*


Please email the Education Chair at

Prior to registering, please review our Event Policies & Procedures, including our refund policy here.


Course Completion certificates will be awarded electronically in exchange for a completed evaluation / survey form to be sent within a week of the event.

Please make sure the Program Administrator has your correct email.

This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Partial credit will not be awarded.

Live event participants must be present for the entire length of the workshop to be awarded credit. Participants will not be given CEU credit if they are more than 15 minutes late and/or do not stay for the entire length of the workshop.


This course is provided by the San Diego Chapter of the California association of marriage and family therapists (Provider #57330) is approved by the California association of marriage and family therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. San Diego chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists maintains responsibility for the program and all its content.

Please email the CEU Chair at


I’m Kathryn de Bruin, a San Diego marriage and family therapist. I help couples connect and feel satisfied in their relationships, and I help children feel connected and secure in their relationships so they may grow to their fullest potential.

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