Contact Play Therapy Training

via Live Webinar!

All live play therapy training webinars are hosted and/or presented by Lynn Louise Wonders and Wonders Counseling Services, LLC,  (APT Approved Provider 12-321) and each provide CONTACT Play Therapy Training Hours toward your RPT/RPT-S or for renewal purposes. 

All webinars provide video presentation, opportunity to ask questions and comment via chat feature and hand-outs emailed to participants in advance.

All webinars are at a post-graduate level intended for masters level therapists working toward initial or renewed credential of Registered Play Therapist and/or Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with Association for Play Therapy. Participants are asked to be off camera and muted during presentation to eliminate background noise for the quality assurance of recording of presentation.

PLEASE NOTE: All live webinars will provide described number of clock hours of training content beyond the introductions and administrative time at the beginning of the live webinar which may include video presentation and assigned reading material provided as part of the webinar as part of the number of hours of training.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: You must cancel your order more than 15 days prior to the live webinar date in order to receive a refund. If you are unable to attend the webinar live you can receive the webinar recording and all handouts and get credit for non-contact play therapy training hours. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this policy!

**NEW POLICIES as of May 8, 2019 REGARDING CERTIFICATES FOR CONTACT TRAINING HOURS

  1. If you attend a live webinar in order to receive your certificate you must sign in and sign out per instructions you will receive via email prior to the webinar. 
  2. If you attend a live webinar you also must fill out the evaluation per the link provided prior to the webinar immediately following the end of the webinar. Late submission of evaluations will preclude you from receiving your certificate. 
  3. If you attend a live webinar and you follow the above protocols you will receive a certificate of completion via email and it is YOUR RESPONSIBiLITY to download, print and save your certificate. If you lose your certificate and request another certificate later you will need to pay a $30 fee for every certificate you request as it requires professional time to go back and research the record of your attendance before submitting another certificate. 

CONCERNS or COMPLAINTS POLICY: If for any reason you have a concern or complaint regarding these live trainings please contact lynn@wonderscounseling.com 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. 

Remaining 2019 LIVE WEBINARS

August 2019

Playful Presence & Connection: Effective Application of the Principles & Tenets of Child & Client Centered Theory in the Play Room  

August 16 10:45-1:00 EASTERN 

This two hour live webinar will closely examine the roots of the humanistic theoretical foundation of child centered play therapy through examination of the works of Dr. Carl Rogers, his student Dr. Virginia Axline and Dr. Garry Landreth. We will observe video examples of child centered play therapy sessions that exemplify the nature of “playful presence and connection” and then will consider how this level of being with the child client through playful presence and connection can carry over into facilitative and directive play therapy interventions when prescriptively applied to the treatment plan.   

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define and describe client centered theoretical orientation and how it translates to child centered play therapy.
  2. Explain how the research supports empirical establishment of efficacy of child centered play therapy.
  3. List and name Axline’s 8 principles of play therapy and name 5 ways play serves as an agent of change and growth.
  4. Describe how and why playful presence and connection with the therapist is so vital for the child client in particular case examples presented.

FEE: $45

The live webinar counts as 2 hours of contact play therapy training (APT Approved Provider 12-321).

 

Click below to register – space is limited!

September 2019

“Getting to Know You”: Building Rapport & Establishing the Relationship in Play Therapy Through a Combination of Foundational Child Centered Play Therapy & Directive Play-based Techniques

September 20 10:45-1:00 EASTERN 

The relationship and connection between therapist and child client is the essential and foundational piece to effective play therapy according to Dr. Garry Landreth and the 8 principles of Virginia Axline. The process of establishing that necessary foundational rapport while allowing for ample opportunity for the therapist to assess and conceptualize the child’s presenting issues and context therein can be achieved effectively with a balance of child-centered play therapy along with facilitative play-based interventions and techniques. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the foundational basis of child centered theoretical orientation and meaningful, authentic application.
  2. Describe the most recent research that supports empirical establishment of efficacy of child centered play therapy.
  3. Name 5 ways play serves as an agent of change and growth in terms of forming and maintaining relationship in the play therapy process.
  4. Name 10 elements of the rapport-building process including Axline’s 8 principles of play therapy.
  5. List at least 10 ice-breaking and initial assessment play-based techniques to assist in establishing the therapeutic relationship.

FEE: $45

The live webinar counts as 2 hours of contact play therapy training (APT Approved Provider 12-321).

 

Click below to register – space is limited!

December 2019

Play Therapy with Children & Families Going Through Divorce

December 6, 10:45-1:00 EASTERN 

When a child’s parents are going through a divorce the entire family goes through major changes which has rippling effects on the dynamics between the parents, between the parents and children and between the siblings. This 2 hour live webinar will examine the effects of divorce on the children in the family as well as the family system as a whole and will specifically address how the use of play therapy with the children individually, sibling sessions, parent child dyads and the family as a whole can be effective in helping the family have a healthy exploration and expression of emotions and preferences with regard to relationship dynamics. We will examine the continuum of conflict  between parents and the way this information can inform your play therapy treatment planning process. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe and enumerate the levels of conflict between parents on the continuum and how that will inform treatment planning.
  2. Describe the most recent research on the effects of divorce on children and families and how therapeutic intervention can be supportive.
  3. Name 5 specific powers of play and describe how play is an agent of change and growth for children and families going through divorce.
  4. List at least 10 play-based interventions that can be used with children in session individually with siblings and/or with parents and whole family. 

FEE: $45

The live webinar counts as 2 hours of contact play therapy training (APT Approved Provider 12-321).

 

Click below to register – space is limited!