We have created an exclusive package of TWO must-have courses designed to provide you with the theoretical essential basis to elevate your clinical practice with Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy.
The courses are designed to train practitioners in the use of CBPT to model children's behaviors and cognitive strategies through cognitive and behavioral interventions.





Susan Knell presents the first course: the Basic Theoretical Model of CBPT.

Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy (CBPT) is an evolutionarily sensitive adaptation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is an established treatment for adolescents and adults, aimed at changing the negative thought patterns that cause negative emotions and maladaptive behaviors. CBPT is designed specifically for children between the ages of 2½ and 8 and emphasizes the use of play to provide effective CBT strategies. Since play is a natural process in young children, the child is able to actively participate in the acquisition of strategies. Therefore, the techniques can be taught and communicated in an engaging and accessible way. Modeling is often used to communicate interventions, but other methods are also used. A wide range of cognitive and behavioral intervention methods are included in the treatment. CBPT teaches the generalization of learned adaptive behaviors to other contexts and incorporates relapse prevention techniques. Overall, the treatment is both structured and unstructured, which allows for a balance between active collaboration and spontaneous learning. Similarities and differences between the game's various therapeutic approaches will be explored. Many case examples will be used to demonstrate both the implementation and effectiveness of CBPT. Relevant research will be presented. All of this will be presented in four separate lessons.

In the second course Susan Knell and Meena Dasari present Case Conceptualization

This training covers the important concept of Case Conceptualization in Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy. Case Conceptualization is tied to theory and in that respect is different from diagnoses, which is atheoretical. Case Conceptualization provides a rationale and framework to develop and prioritize treatment goals. This training covers the factors that must be taken into account in developing a case conceptualization. First, we look at individual factors for each child. We will consider early experiences, attachment style, temperament, development (including developmental milestones), organizing beliefs, play skills and individual strengths. Next, we review Environmental factors, including family, parenting style, school, peer relationships and human diversity/cultural context. The presenting problem is clearly identified and better understood by considering emotions, thoughts, physical sensations and coping strategies. With all these factors in mind, we review important considerations for designing a CBPT treatment plan and Clinical Hypotheses. Treatment obstacles and Maintenance factors tied to specific child cases are reviewed. Finally, a case is presented for the participant to consider and utilize the Case Conceptualization worksheet as a way to solidify learning about Case Conceptualization.

Maximize your learning:

  • Two complementary courses for an in-depth understanding of Cognitive Behavioral play therapy theoretical basis

Advanced Theoretical Model:

  • Learn the theoretical model of Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy

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  • Buy now and save significantly compared to purchasing the courses separately


Don't miss the opportunity to transform your clinical practice! Purchase our two-course package now at a discounted price.

Your Instructors

Susan M. Knell

Meena Dasari

What you receive with the purchase of the package

Access to all two courses:
Immediate and long-term
Study materials: Detailed slides and additional resources
Ongoing support: access to an exclusive community and Q&A sessions