Using Play Therapy Techniques to Treat Anxiety

Using Play Therapy Techniques to Treat Anxiety Disorders in Children and Teens

2.0 CEU's

Presented by Tracy Rowe LISW-S, Registered Play Therapist

Course CEDL.0131.2.0

It is no secret the incidence of anxiety disorders (specifically related to separation, phobias and socialization) have increased over the past 10 years.  Furthermore, recent research indicates anxiety disorders among children and teens have skyrocketed since COVID 19 took hold in the U.S.  This training will examine the most common expressions of anxiety disorders from a Play Therapy lens. We will endeavor to understand typical signs and symptoms related to anxiety disorders as well as the most appropriate and effective Play Therapy techniques to use with this specific diagnostic class focusing on children and teens.

Learning Objectives:


  • Identify the scope of the problem from a play therapy lens.


  • Apply at least 2 Play Therapy techniques for identifying and managing symptoms of anxiety.


  • List and describe common signs/symptoms of anxiety disorders specific to this population.

Tracy Rowe has been a social worker for the past 14 years and has worked at Child Protective Services and community mental health including case management and family therapy.  Tracy taught as an adjunct professor at a local university for approximately 5 years.  She has been with TCS for 8 years as a School Based Clinician and supervisor working with teens and young adults.

2.0 hours of continuing education credit will be available to those who complete the entire course presentation, take and pass the post-test (70% of questions, at a minimum, must be answered correctly), and complete a course evaluation.