Utilizing the Therapeutic Powers of Play

Estimated watch time: 61 mins 
Available credits: none
Speaker: Kaleb Thompson, MA, NCC

Play can be a powerful healing agent with mutual benefit for both clients and clinicians. This presentation addresses the therapeutic powers of play across a variety of settings and populations with tangible application for clinical practice.


  1. Define play and its therapeutic benefits
  2. Learn tangible ways to incorporate play into their current clinical practice
  3. Better understand the power of play as a protective factor against burnout.

About the Speakers:

Kaleb Thompson is a doctoral student in the Counseling and Higher Education program at the University of North Texas. Kaleb has extensive training in play therapy specifically as it relates to teaching, research, and clinical practice. He works with children, adolescents, and families in both individual and group settings. In addition to play, Kaleb is also passionate about multiculturalism and social justice advocacy.

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