Four days of family play therapy training

with Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS

focused on helping children heal and grow through supporting families 

2 Days in Dublin and 2 Days in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork

July 13, 14, 17 and 18, 2020

Attend just one, two, three or attend all 4!

For therapists residing in Ireland AND for therapists wanting to travel to Ireland for play therapy training PLUS time to tour the beautiful Emerald Isle!

These play therapy training events in Ireland are offered to therapists who reside and work in Ireland and to therapists from the United States and other countries who wish to travel to Ireland and experience the magic and beauty of the Emerald Isle!  Each day will provide 6 hours of play therapy training (APT approved provider 12-321) with the following schedule (Please see each day’s training description for a break down of time spent with topics for APT requirements toward RPT)

9:00 – 10:30 am – Instruction 10:30 to 10:45 – Tea Time 10:45 to 12:45 – Instruction 12:45 to 2:00 – Lunch Break 2:00 to 3:30 – Instruction 3:30 to 3:45 – Tea Time 3:45 to 4:45 – Instruction 4:45 to 5:00 – Evaluations and Certificates

Description of these play therapy training events in Ireland 2020:

Day 1 Monday July 13, 2020 – Dublin, IrelandFamily Play Therapy: A Family Systems Approach to Helping Children and Families Heal and Grow  6 Hours of Training This workshop will provide 3 hours of seminal theory instruction including ecosystemic play therapy, fillial play therapy, and an overview of family systems theory in the first half of the training day. There will then be 3 hours of skills and methods with specific experiential learning of play therapy to help children and families in the context of a systemic approach.

Day 2 Tuesday July 14, 2020 – Dublin IrelandBlending and Bridging Directive and Non-Directive Play Therapy with Families 6 Hours of Training In this day of training we will spend 3 hours examining several of the seminal play therapy theories and how to prescriptively blend and bridge theoretical orientations as most appropriate for the needs of each family. During the second half of the day we will have 1.5 hours of play therapy interventions, 1.5 hours of skills and methods that borrow from various theoretical models to promote healing and growth for families.

Day 3 Friday July 17, 2020 – Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, Ireland – Supporting Children and Families Through Divorce with Play Therapy  6 Hours of Training When a family is facing the often painful process of divorce there are many variables to consider. This day of play therapy training will be focused on helping child and family therapists develop strategic treatment planning with consideration given to the intensity of conflict dynamics. There will be instruction on how to avoid becoming aligned with any one family member while supporting all members of the family through play-based interventions. The process of play therapy can be preserved for child clients with specific strategies for addressing the parenting needs for the best interest of the child(ren). This workshop will contain 3 hours of special topics training and 3 hours of skills and methods training.

Day 4 Saturday July 18, 2020 – Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, IrelandNavigating Difficult and Challenging Family Dynamics Using Family Systems Approach to Play Therapy 6 Hours of Training This workshop will include 4 hours of training in the area of history and seminal theories within the context of a family systems approach to using play therapy with children and families with special consideration for difficult and challenging family dynamics. 2 hours of intervention training will focus on play therapy interventions (methods and skills) that can be utilized to support the healing and growth of those difficult dynamics. To read all the learning objectives for all four days of training visit this page. American therapists interested in traveling to Ireland, there will be lodging and sight-seeing recommendations along with travel tips and support! More soon!

Locations for training days:

Monday and Tuesday July 13 and 14 training days in Dublin will take place at Technological University Dublin: TU Dublin, Tallaght • Tel: +353 1 404 2000 •

Friday and Saturday July 17 and 18 training days will take place at the National Maritime College of Ireland in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, National Maritime College of Ireland  • Tel. +353 (0) 21 4335602 •

Fees:  $120 (USD) per day includes tuition, supplies for activities, tea and snack service

Registration in 2 Steps:

STEP 1: Fill out the Following Registration Form: STEP 2: Submit Payment with the Following Button and be SURE to adjust the number of days you will be attending: Cancellation and Refund Policy:  Full refunds will be issued when cancellation is received and confirmed in writing prior to February 1, 2020. After February 1, 2020 no refunds will be issued due to the planning and expense requirements for this training series.

Concerns/Complaints Policy: If for any reason you have a concern or complaint regarding these trainings please contact directly and your concern will be reviewed and addressed promptly with every effort made to accommodate or remedy any concerns in a timely manner. You also can view the grievance and complaint procedures for the Association for Play Therapy at this link. 

Join me in Ireland for fun, fascinating and practical play therapy training with families!

I’m Lynn Louise Wonders and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Georgia. I am a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. I am a Gottman trained couples therapist and a Canfield certified trainer and success coach. For over 20 years I practiced and taught mindfulness practices of yoga and meditation. After 8 years of practicing play therapy, couples therapy and family therapy services I began providing training and supervision. I have been providing play therapy supervision and training since 2010. I identify as prescriptive in my work as a therapist with a special focus on seeing clients from a systemic perspective believing children live, hurt, grow and heal within a family system and a larger eco-system including school and community. I believe in play as a mechanism for healing, growth and change at all ages and I believe it is essential therapists have a broad and deep perspective and collection of various methods when going about the work of helping children and families.