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via Live Webinar!

All live play therapy training webinars are hosted and/or presented by Lynn Louise Wonders and Wonders Counseling Services, LLC, an APT Approved Provider #12-321 and they each provide CONTACT Play Therapy Training Hours toward your RPT/RPT-S or for renewal purposes until 2020. Note as of January 1, 2020 APT will no longer approve live webinars for contact training credit.

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 14 days prior to the live workshop 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!

Bulk Purchase Discount is Available.

For a special 10% bundle discount for purchase of 4 or more webinars

please email lynn@wonderscounseling.com to receive a special discount instruction and pay link!

CATALOG OF 2018 & 2019 LIVE WEBINARS

December

Evidence Based Play Therapy: Research Supported Treatment Planning

December 7 11:00-1:00 EST

This 2 hour webinar will carefully examine the research that shows and supports evidence based play therapy for treatment planning in helping children with a variety of mental health issues and challenges. (Intermediate)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the most current and standing research studies demonstrating the efficacy of particular play therapy interventions.
  2. Explain how to structure a play therapy treatment plan rooted in evidence based practices.
  3. Describe ways to share with other professionals, parents and the community about the research that supports the use of play therapy to help children with mental health challenges.

FEE: $45 CEUs: The live webinar counts as 2 hours of APT approved play therapy training (APT Approved Provider 12-321).

 

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Bibliotherapy: The Magic of Bringing Books into the Play Room

December 14 11:00-1:00 EST

In this 2 hour webinar we will look at the best ways to utilize children’s literature in the play room to assist in helping children in their process of healing and growth. (Intermediate)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the history and use of bibliotherapy and how it can be used in play therapy services.
  2. List 50 children’s books that have therapeutic value in helping children and will learn how to utilize these books in the play room.
  3. Describe how to guide parents in utilizing books at home to reinforce the established play therapy treatment plan.

FEE: $45 CEUs: The live webinar counts as 2 hours of APT approved play therapy training (APT Approved Provider 12-321).

 

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Purposeful Uses for Games in the Play Room

December 21 11:00-1:00 EST

In this 2 hour webinar we will examine the therapeutic power and purpose of using games in the play room to help children through their process of healing and growth. (Intermediate)

Learning Objectives:

  1. List the approaches to play therapy along with theoretical orientations reviewed with emphasis on the prescriptive play therapy approach specific to including games in the play room.
  2. Identify at least 5 clinically based reasons for utilizing games in the play room.
  3. List 20 games that can be purposefully utilized within play therapy tied in to specific treatment planning goals..

FEE: $45 CEUs: The live webinar counts as 2 hours of APT approved play therapy training (APT Approved Provider 12-321).

 

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February 2019

Treating Selective Mutism with Prescriptive Play Therapy

February 8 11:00-3:00 EASTERN (we will observe a 10 minute break from 1:00 to 1:15)

Most of the research literature points to behavioral-based interventions for treating selective mutism (SM) in children but the research is limited and clinical experience with this populationIn in successfully treating this disorder lends to a theory that the nature of SM is best addressed with a prescriptive play therapy approach.  This 4 hour webinar you will learn about how and when to utilize CCP, how and when to use CBPT and how and when behavioral-based interventions are most appropriate when treating this complex disorder in children ages 4-9. (Advanced)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the diagnostic criteria for SM and distinguish this diagnosis from trauma related mutism.
  2. Name the stages of selective mutism that indicate symptom severity and how they drive the prescriptive treatment plan.
  3. Explain the rationale and prescriptive timing within treatment for utilizing CCPT with children with selective mutism.
  4. Explain when and why cognitive behavioral play therapy and behavioral techniques are appropriate in treating selective mutism.
  5. List 10 directive play therapy interventions that correlate with various stages of symptom severity in selective mutism.

FEE: $85

The live webinar counts for 4 hours of APT approved play therapy training (APT Approved Provider 12-321).

This webinar will be recorded and only once recorded version is available it will count for 4 hours of APT approved non-contact play therapy training AND 4 hours of NBCC approved continuing education.

 

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Bridging and Blending Non-Directive & Directive Play Therapy

February 22 11:00-3:00 EASTERN (we will observe a 10 minute break from 1:00 to 1:15)

This 4 hour webinar presents a deeper look at the theory and research that supports both non-directive and directive play therapy approaches in helping children heal and grow providing framework and methodology for how to implement both approaches.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the theoretical basis, tenets and history of child centered play therapy (CCPT) and the benefits according to the research literature..
  2. Describe the theoretical basis and use of cognitive behavioral play therapy (CBPT) and behavioral interventions supported by research.
  3. Explain the rationale and prescriptive timing within treatment for utilizing pure CCPT and when to introduce directive interventions.
  4. Describe how and when to blend and bridge directive and non-directive play therapy within sessions.
  5. List 10 directive play therapy interventions and how to implement on the foundation of the tenets of CCPT.

FEE: $85

The live webinar counts for 4 hours of APT approved play therapy training (APT Approved Provider 12-321).

This webinar will be recorded and only once recorded version is available it will count for 4 hours of APT approved non-contact play therapy training AND 4 hours of NBCC approved continuing education.

 

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March 2019

Prescriptive Play Therapy Interventions with Families

March 8 11:00-3:00 EASTERN (we will take a 10 minute break from 1:00 – 1:10)

In this 4 hour webinar we will examine the therapeutic power of play when working with family systems. Based upon a family systems theoretical model, a prescriptive play therapy approach will be introduced as a way of determining appropriate timing and application for a variety of directive play-based interventions with the whole family in session as well as with dyadic therapy sessions. (Intermediate)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the theoretical basis for family systems therapy and how play based interventions can be integrated.
  2. Explain three reasons and ways to utilize prescriptive play therapy in the process of treatment planning for helping families.
  3. List 15 play therapy interventions that can be used with families in both whole family sessions and dyadic sessions.
  4. Apply theoretical basis and specific interventions to case examples in developing a treatment plan.

FEE: $85

The live webinar counts as 4 hours of APT approved play therapy training (APT Approved Provider 12-321).

 

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April 2019

A Prescriptive Play Therapy Approach with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

April 12 11:00-3:00 EASTERN (We will take a 10 minute break from 1:00 – 1:10)

When children are diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) the plan for treatment requires a careful examination of the context for the child’s symptoms and the degree of symptom severity in order to determine the best approach for treatment using play therapy. This 4 hour live webinar will provide a theoretical overview of three approaches to play therapy, training on how to discern which theoretical approach is most appropriate and what interventions are best for a child depending on the context and severity of symptoms.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Name the diagnostic criteria for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in children ages 4-11.
  2. Describe the theoretical basis for three approaches to play therapy that can be utilized with GAD.
  3. Explain the reasons for including parents in the play therapy process with children diagnosed with GAD.
  4. List 15 play therapy interventions tied in to specific treatment planning goals.
  5. Apply theoretical basis and appropriate intervention implementation to case examples.

FEE: $85

The live webinar counts for 4 hours of APT approved play therapy training (APT Approved Provider 12-321).

 

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May 2019

Treating Adolescents with Trichotillomania using Prescriptive Play Therapy

May 10 11:00-3:00 EASTERN (We will take a 10 minute break at 1:00)

Tricoitillomania is a complex anxiety disorder with a compulsive behavioral component and can be difficult to treat but using a prescriptive play therapy approach there are a number of effective ways to assist adolescents in addressing both the compulsive behavior and the underlying anxiety This 4 hour live webinar will provide extensive training based in research and theory that supports a multi-faceted approach to using play-based techniques for effective treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Name the diagnostic criteria for trichotillomania.
  2. Explain when, why and how non-directive play therapy can be effective with adolescents diagnosed with trichotillomania.
  3. Identify theoretical basis for utilizing a cognitive behavioral play therapy approach with adolescents diagnosed with trichotillomania.
  4. List 15 directive play therapy interventions tied in to specific treatment planning goals.
  5. Apply theoretical basis and prescriptive interventions to case examples.

FEE: $85

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

 

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June 2019

Creative & Expressive Play Therapy Interventions for Children Ages 4 – 11

June 7 11:00-3:00 EASTERN (We will take a 10 minute break at 1:00)

Facilitating experiences for children in the play room using creative and expressive activities can be a part of the psycho-education piece of treatment along with an opportunity for children to show what they are experiencing, seeing, feeling in their inner world. This 4 hour live webinar will provide theoretical basis for using creative and expressive play therapy interventions along with training on how to implement specific interventions based upon a prescriptive play therapy approach.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide definition of what creative and expressive play therapy is and why it is effective.
  2. Explain how to use non-directive play therapy in combination with the directive creative & expressive play therapy interventions.
  3. Name 10 diagnoses that benefit from use of creative & expressive play therapy.
  4. List 15 creative & expressive play therapy interventions tied to specific treatment planning goals.
  5. Apply theoretical basis and prescriptive interventions to case examples.

FEE: $85

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

 

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July 2019

Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy With OCD

July 12 11:00-3:00 EASTERN (We will take a 10 minute break at 1:00)

Examining the research supported CBT approach to treating OCD along with the efficacy of play therapy with anxiety, this 4 hour live webinar will provide training in theory and application of cognitive behavioral play therapy with children and adolescents diagnosed with OCD.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Name the diagnostic criteria for OCD.
  2. Explain the theoretical basis and empirically established reasons for using CBT and play therapy combined for children and teens with OCD.
  3. List 15 CBT play therapy interventions tied to specific treatment planning goals.
  4. Apply theoretical basis and prescriptive interventions to case examples.

FEE: $85

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

 

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