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LEGO®-based Play Therapy Techniques

building blocks being used for LEGO based Play Therapy Techniques
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Online Self-Study


Save $48 by purchasing this bundle instead of the individual courses!

This bundle consists of three individual LEGO®-based Play Therapy courses, each of which offers 2.5 CEs. When purchasing this bundle, you will be enrolled in each of the following non-interactive self-study courses and individual purchase is NOT required:

 It’s All Focused: LEGO®-Based Play Therapy Techniques

Play therapy practitioners using LEGO® bricks in mental health treatment can help clients enhance communication and problem-solving skills by building models to externalize thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Participants will be introduced to combining directive play therapy with the use of LEGO® bricks to treat children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Utilizing this integrative approach to play therapy can meet the therapeutic needs of clients throughout the therapeutic process from rapport building to termination.

Introspective Brick Building: LEGO®-Based Play Therapy Techniques

Introducing LEGO® into play therapy practice can help individuals improve communication and problem-solving skills by building models to externalize thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Participants attending this LEGO®-based play therapy workshop will acquire creative skills to work with clients on connecting thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that may be contributing to negative interaction patterns with others. This workshop will discuss theory, research, and practical considerations for implementing LEGO® strategies into play therapy practice.

Implementing LEGO®-Based Play Therapy Online Using Storytelling & Metaphors

Combining the use of LEGOs and metaphors in play therapy practice can break down barriers that interfere with an individual’s ability to communicate problems. LEGOs, metaphors, and storytelling allows play therapy practitioners to access the inner world of clients to help them solve problems. Participants will explore the advantages of using metaphors in play therapy.

Instruction consists of 7.5 hours of video instruction and a post-test.

Course Availability

From the time of registration, you have six months to access the coursework.

Learning Objectives


Learning Objectives:

 It’s All Focused: LEGO®-Based Play Therapy Techniques

  • Discuss the benefits of incorporating LEGO® with focused interventions like solution-focused therapy and metaphors to use in play therapy sessions with clients.
  • Play therapy practitioners will explore the use LEGO® with clients through different stages of the therapeutic process.
  • Discuss materials and skills needed to incorporate LEGO® into play therapy practice.
  • Demonstrate at least 3 directive LEGO® models to assess and treat various emotional and behavioral issues that present in play therapy treatment.

Introspective Brick Building: LEGO®-Based Play Therapy Techniques:

  • Discuss the therapeutic benefits of intentionally incorporating LEGO® into play therapy practice.
  • Identify and discuss various social skills and interpersonal skills that can be developed by incorporating LEGO® use into play therapy practice.
  • Discuss limit setting for managing behavior in multiple play therapy settings.
  • Demonstrate the purposeful use of LEGO® in play therapy practice.

Implementing LEGO®-Based Play Therapy Online Using Storytelling & Metaphors:

  • Discuss the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY model and its connection to play therapy practice. 
  • Identify and discuss at least three ways storytelling and metaphors can be used in play therapy.
  • Identify and discuss the stages that metaphors move through when incorporating LEGOs and storytelling into play therapy to help clients communicate experiences.  
  • Demonstrate building LEGO models to help clients receiving play therapy to improve social and emotional functioning.


Althea T. Simpson, MBA, LCSW, RPT-S

Althea T. Simpson, MBA, LCSW, RPT-S, is the founder of Brighter Day Therapeutic Solutions, Unicorn Life Training, and the Black Play Therapy Society. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator.

Althea has a passion for helping children, adolescents, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds and dealing with a range of concerns go from “Hurt to Healed.” She specializes in trauma recovery and has an active psychotherapy practice in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Althea uses the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method to help individuals and families address a variety of mental health issues. She also facilitates skill enriching workshops to teach mental health professionals’ therapeutic techniques that can help empower their clients to move through the therapeutic process. 

Althea has delivered presentations for numerous organizations, community events, and professional conferences and seminars. 

To learn more or contact her, visit:


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CE Credits

Credit Hours: This program consists of 2.5 continuing education hours of credit for each course, for a total of 7.5 CEs.

Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0048.

Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations.  You can check with your board to determine if your licensing board would accept this course.

Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2024 – 05/02/2027. Social workers completing this course receive 7.5 clinical continuing education credits.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC 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 #SW-0435.

Play Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC has been approved as a continuing education provider by the Association for Play Therapy: APT Approved Provider 21-633. Per the Association for Play Therapy (APT), play therapy training may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals. APT alone holds the right to accept or deny any continuing education training at its discretion. This course qualifies as 2.5 non-contact continuing education Play Therapy credit.

Addiction Professionals: This course has been approved by Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits, effective 2/9/2022. NAADAC Provider #193104, Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Psychologists #PSY-0128.

Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists #CAT-0093.

Other Professionals: This course qualifies for 450 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

This is three separate non-interactive, self-study courses.

How to Complete the Courses and Earn Your Certificate

To receive your certificates of completion you must complete each course in its entirety.

To complete an Online Self Study Course, one must register, log in, select the My Courses option from the menu items, click the Course Title, complete all of the module(s), complete and pass the post-test(s), and complete the course evaluation.

A grade of at least 80% or more is required to pass the post-test. Retaking the post-test is possible until the participant is able to pass the test.

Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked but not required to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.

You can download or print your certificate of completion by logging into your account, navigating to the course by selecting the My Courses option from the menu items, clicking the Course Title, scrolling to the Certificate of Completion section, and clicking on the Certificate of Completion link to either download it or print it.

Participants may request a printed version of their certificate of completion to be delivered by mail. A shipping/handling fee of $6.95 will be charged per request. Shipping internationally may require an additional charge.

Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.

Course Policies

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

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Cancellation Policy

Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed.  There is a 10% service fee for refunds.

Grievance Policy

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Who should attend

This course is intended for the behavioral health community who provide services to all ages.

Teaching Methods

This is a non-interactive, self-study course. Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.  The courses may include required reading.

The courses were recorded on 06/08/21, 06/10/21 and 06/11/21

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