Live Play Therapy Training via Webinar!

All live play therapy training webinars are provided by Wonders Counseling Services, LLC, an APT Approved Provider #12-321 and they each provides 2 CONTACT Play Therapy Training Hours toward your RPT/RPT-S or for your renewal purposes.

All webinars provide video presentation, opportunity to ask questions and comment via chat box and handouts emailed to participants in advance. Participants are not on camera and are muted to eliminate background noise for the quality assurance of recording of presentation.

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.

If you want to reserve a seat in 10 webinars you will receive a 20% discount!

If you order 5-9 you’ll receive a 10% discount.

For a special bundle discount

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

CATALOG OF 2018 LIVE WEBINARS

August

Ethics in Play Therapy: It’s a 3 Ring Circus!

August 10 11:00-1:00 EST

There are so many ethical considerations when providing play therapy services. This 2 hour training will examine the ethical tenets we all must be aware of when working with child clients and their families.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will receive a review of 4 major ethics code sections that relate to play therapy services.
  2. Participants will learn specific practices in the play therapy intake sessions and throughout the course of the play therapy process all the way through termination.
  3. Participants will learn how to ensure play therapy treatment planning is aligned with ethical tenets.

FEE: $45 CEUs: The live webinar counts as 2 hours of APT approved play therapy training (APT Approved Provider 12-321). This webinar will be recorded and once recorded will be available for 2 hours of non-contact play therapy training AND 2 hours of NBCC approved continuing education.

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A Neurobiological Approach to Play Therapy

August 24 11:00-1:00 EST

Presented by Alyssa Caldbeck, LISW, RPT and hosted by Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS, this training is a 2 hour webinar and an advanced play therapy training for experienced play therapists. The information presented will examine the neurobiology framework of the Polyvagal theory and application in play therapy.

Learning Objective

  1. Participants will understand play therapy approaches in conjunction with knowledge of neurobiology.
  2. Participants will increase their capacity to use play therapy to support regulation.
  3. Participants will learn to engage and exercise the social engagement system using play therapy to help improve a child’s ability to successfully navigate vagus nervous systems.

FEE: $45 CEUs: The live webinar counts as 2 hours of APT approved play therapy training (APT Approved Provider 12-321). This webinar will be recorded and once recorded will be available for 2 hours of non-contact play therapy training AND 2 hours of NBCC approved continuing education.

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The Mountain Method™: An Effective Method

 

for Play Therapy Treatment Planning & Implementation

 

August 31 11:00-1:00 EST

 

Presented by Stacy Jagger, LMFT, RPT and hosted by Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS, this training is a 2 hour webinar introducing the Mountain Method™, a family systems treatment planning approach to play therapy that blends attachment theory and relational neurobiology with directive play therapy interventions, including sand tray, communication games and expressive arts techniques. Making use of both directed play activities and unstructured, nature-based play, the child and family “climb the mountain” together. This  allows the family to set their own goals for the therapeutic process in a collaborative way, practicing new skills, with the therapist as their guide.

 

Learning Objectives:

 

  1. Develop an attachment based play therapy treatment plan based on The Mountain Method.
  2. Describe at least five behavioral / emotional effects of trauma.
  3. Utilize sand tray play therapy both directive and non-directive  techniques with a narrative approach for trauma recovery.

 

FEE: $45 CEUs: The live webinar counts as 2 hours of APT approved play therapy training (APT Approved Provider 12-321). This webinar will be recorded and once recorded will be available for 2 hours of non-contact play therapy training AND 2 hours of NBCC approved continuing education.

 

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September

A Child’s Brain Development Through the Lens of Play Therapy

September 21 11:00-1:00 EST

This webinar will look at the child’s brain development and how a child’s behavior and expressions can be better understood and addressed with this understanding. This 2 hour webinar is a thorough introduction to understanding the field neuroscience in relation to treating children in play therapy

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will receive a basic understanding of brain development and brain function in babies, toddlers and young children.
  2. Participants will learn 3 easy play-based models for providing essential psycho-education to children, their parents and teachers in order to provide easy understanding of why a child may be struggling with behavioral concerns or emotional “melt-downs.”
  3. Participants will learn how to utilize both CCPT and facilitative play therapy to gain an understanding of what the child is experiencing and how that might be connected to brain development and functioning.

FEE: $45 CEUs: The live webinar counts as 2 hours of APT approved play therapy training (APT Approved Provider 12-321). This webinar will be recorded and once recorded will be available for 2 hours of non-contact play therapy training AND 2 hours of NBCC approved continuing education.

 

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The Play Therapy Process with Difficult Parents

September 28 11:00-1:00 EST

In this 2 hour webinar we will explore the complexities of conducting the parent intake, establishing the treatment plan and finding appropriate and strategic ways to involve the parents when one or both parents exhibit very difficult behavioral and personality traits in order to preserve the therapeutic relationship with the child and ensure the integrity of the play therapy process.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will receive an overview of 7 types of common challenges parents present before and during the play therapy process..
  2. Participants will learn 10 specific strategies on how to navigate the relationship with challenging parents effectively so as to preserve the integrity of the play therapy process for and with the child client.
  3. Participants will  receive 10 sample case reviews that reflect the 7 common challenges and how the 10 strategies were utilized.

FEE: $45 CEUs: The live webinar counts as 2 hours of APT approved play therapy training (APT Approved Provider 12-321). This webinar will be recorded and once recorded will be available for 2 hours of non-contact play therapy training AND 2 hours of NBCC approved continuing education.

 

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October

Play Therapy Interventions for Children of Divorce

October 12 11:00-1:00 EST

Sometimes children come to play therapy when parents are divorced or going through divorce with concern for the child’s ability to adjust to the changes. This 2 hour workshop will focus on play therapy interventions to support children through the complexities of emotional challenges that come with living with divorced or divorcing parents while remaining firmly in the role as therapist for the children.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn how to establish and maintain the role of play therapist for the child client in divorce cases with specific structure to the course of play therapy from intake to termination.
  2. Participants will learn 10 play therapy interventions specifically designed to support children whose parents are divorced or divorcing.
  3. Participants will receive a strategy for teaching children and parents about a child’s rights when parents are divorced or divorcing through playful language implemented during the course of play therapy.

FEE: $45 CEUs: The live webinar counts as 2 hours of APT approved play therapy training (APT Approved Provider 12-321). This webinar will be recorded and once recorded will be available for 2 hours of non-contact play therapy training AND 2 hours of NBCC approved continuing education.

 

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Play Therapy with Separation Anxiety

October 26 11:00-1:00 EST

Children who have separation anxiety disorder experience severe disruption in ability to have a normal and happy functioning life. Play therapy can be a source of healing, learning and growing into an ability to have healthy separation from parents or other primary caregivers. This webinar will provide an overview of the nature of separation anxiety and how to address it in play therapy.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will receive an overview of the nature of separation anxiety and separation anxiety disorder in children.
  2. Participants will receive 10 play therapy interventions for addressing the symptoms and underlying issues related to separation anxiety
  3. Participants will learn strategies for supporting parents as important agents of change and growth in the play therapy process

FEE: $45 CEUs: The live webinar counts as 2 hours of APT approved play therapy training (APT Approved Provider 12-321). This webinar will be recorded and once recorded will be available for 2 hours of non-contact play therapy training AND 2 hours of NBCC approved continuing education.

 

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November

Group Play Therapy with Children Ages 5-11

November 16 11:00-1:00 EST

Play therapy with groups of children can be a powerful modality for growth and healing. This webinar will provide training on how to create groups with particular play based interventions focused on various topics such as social skills, kindergarten readiness, anxiety, grief and changing families.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will receive a brief overview of the nature of group therapy overlaid by the tenets of play therapy thoery with children ages 5-11.
  2. Participants will learn how to structure and run groups using play therapy interventions with particular focus on various topics.
  3. Participants will learn how to track progress of group members and how to communicate with parents throughout the  play therapy group’s process from initial intake to termination.

FEE: $45 CEUs: The live webinar counts as 2 hours of APT approved play therapy training (APT Approved Provider 12-321). This webinar will be recorded and once recorded will be available for 2 hours of non-contact play therapy training AND 2 hours of NBCC approved continuing education.

 

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Fostering Emotional Intelligence through Play Therapy for Children & Parents

November 30 11:00-1:00 EST

Based on the research of Daniel Goleman, PhD and John Gottman, PhD, this 2 hour webinar will explore in depth the essence of emotional intelligence and how play therapy interventions can help children and their parents develop adaptive ways of identifying and expressing emotions resulting in improved relationships with self and others.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to clearly define emotional intelligence and identify why it is important to cultivate.
  2. Participants will learn 15 facilitative play therapy interventions that effectively foster development of emotional intelligence.
  3. Participants will learn how to assist parents in understanding how and why they will benefit from learning new skills to foster their own emotional intelligence and how to be an emotion coach for their children.

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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will receive a thorough overview of the most current and standing research studies demonstrating the efficacy of particular play therapy interventions.
  2. Participants will learn how to structure a play therapy treatment plan rooted in evidence based practices.
  3. Participants will learn how to speak about and 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). This webinar will be recorded and once recorded will be available for 2 hours of non-contact play therapy training AND 2 hours of NBCC approved continuing education.

 

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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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will receive an overview of the history and use of bibliotherapy and how it can be used in play therapy services.
  2. Participants will receive a list of 50 children’s books that have therapeutic value in helping children and will learn how to utilize these books in the play room.
  3. Participants will learn 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). This webinar will be recorded and once recorded will be available for 2 hours of non-contact play therapy training AND 2 hours of NBCC approved continuing education.

 

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