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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. Combining the use of LEGO® bricks and metaphors in play therapy practice can break down barriers that interfere with an individual’s ability to communicate problems.

Registration for Self-Study Courses (2.5 CEs each) is available individually or bundled

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These courses can be purchased individually or as a 3-course bundle for a discounted fee.

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.

Learning Objectives for each individual course:

 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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2.5 CE hours for each course, for a total of 7.5 CEs

Play therapy credit available to mental health professionals & graduate students in a mental health program.

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. This course qualifies for 7.5 non-contact hours.

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. Approval renewal date: 1/31/2023 

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 this course would be accepted by your licensing board.

Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2021 – 05/02/2024. 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. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2023

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. Effective 8/31/2021 – 8/31/2024

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. 7/21/2021 – 7/31/2024

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 7.5 non-contact continuing education Play Therapy credits.

Other Professionals: This activity 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.

Each course is a non-interactive self-study program. The bundle consists of three individual courses.

To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.

Online courses are completed by registering, logging in, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), completing all of the modules, completing and passing the post-test, and completing the course evaluation.

Live Webinar courses are completed by registering, logging in to this website, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), attending the full course via webinar, submitting your attendance, and completing the post-test and course evaluation online.

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 receive your certificate of completion by logging onto this website, navigating to the course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), scroll to the bottom of your course, and click on your certificate to either download it or print it.

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

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 $25 service fee for refunds.

Grievance Policy

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This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.

Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.  The course may include required reading.

This program was recorded on March 22, 2021

You have six months to access online courses from the time of purchase.

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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:

Website     /     Training Website     /     Conference Website

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