APT Approved Play Therapy Training
CATALOG of Recorded Non-Contact
Play Therapy Workshops
All recorded workshops provide automatic quiz and certificate download after completion of your play therapy training now housed on an educational platform at JenTaylorPlayTherapy. You will be redirected to her online learning website. You will purchase, register and take your course and then access your quiz and certificate immediately!
Refund and Cancellation Policy: Given the nature of these recorded workshops being valuable content delivered and available to you after purchase, there are no refunds after purchase. Thank you for your understanding.
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Play Therapy Basics
Come and learn everything you need to know about how to build your play room for play therapy! Whether traditional play room, using an office for multiple purposes or using a mobile play room for play therapy in the community, this 1 hour mini-workshop provides a comprehensive list of all you need to be equipped for providing play therapy services.
Often play therapy is most effective when parents are involved in an adaptive and effective manner There are many ways parents can be involved with the process of play therapy but this 2 hour webinar is going to review a variety of models for having parents in the play room with child clients.
The initial phone call with a parent of a prospective child client is maybe the most important point in determining appropriateness for your play therapy services. Learn how to spot red flags and how to know when the client is or is not a good fit for your services.
An introduction to a 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 an excellent first step to understanding the basics of the more complex field neuroscience in relation to treating children in play therapy.
Mindfulness practice has been proven in brain studies to have meaningful and significant improvements to brain function . Play therapists will benefit from learning not only how to practice more mindfulness themselves in order to be full present for clients and also to introduce mindfulness to children through play therapy techniques.
What you ask and what you say in the initial parent intake session before providing play therapy services for a child client is critically important for case conceptualization, play therapy treatment planning and establishing important boundaries, policies and protocols.
Often parents don’t understand what we are doing in the play room or don’t know how to support the work we are doing with their children. Many play therapists have not received training on the ins and outs of how to interact with and involve parents in the play therapy process.
In this workshop you will be led through the 8 stages of human development and how you can use play therapy with people of from infancy to elderly. You will receive specific interventions and ideas for treatment plans involving play therapy techniques regardless of the age of your client. After this training you will feel more confident explaining how play therapy works for everyone!
Play Therapy on Special Topics
This 2 hour webinar provides an overview of what a child typically experiences emotionally, mentally and physically when experiencing the loss of a loved one, a pet, a friend or the grief and loss experienced when having to move away from familiar school, family and friends. We will discuss how play therapy can assist a child in moving through the process of grief and loss.
This 2 hour webinar will explore the layers of emotions that manifest as anger and frustration while learning a collection of facilitative play therapy interventions to utilize for the purposes of psycho-education, empowerment of the child through adaptive expression and regulation of emotions.
When a child feels pressure to be perfect, to do everything perfectly, whether it comes from an external source or internally, it can wreak havoc on a child’s ability to function as a happy, normal child. In this 2 hour webinar we look at how to use play therapy to assist children with perfectionism to create new ways of of thinking, seeing and behaving so that they can have a more relaxed and joyful quality of life.
Play therapy can be effective with all ages but it is particularly effective in sessions with couples, families and adolescent clients. This recorded workshop will provide specific play therapy interventions that can be used in relationship and family counseling and your work with teens.
Sometimes children come to play therapy when parents have concerns about behavior and emotional exhibitions regarding relationship to and with a sibling. This 2 hour workshop will provide ideas, framework and play therapy interventions a therapist can use to help children, parents and families when sibling relationships are strained.
This three hour recorded tele-workshop will provide a tool-box of 40 effective directive play therapy interventions to use when working with child clients with anxiety with an essential foundation of client-centered tenets and practice.
A Brain Based Approach to Play Therapy: Children with ADHD, Autism & Other Neuro-Developmental Disorders
Hosted by Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS and Presented by Alyssa Caldbeck, LISW This 2 hour play therapy workshop will address the brain functioning of children with neurodevelopmental disorders and co-occurring concerns through innovative research. Learn how to implement sensory strategies and “bottom up” play therapy techniques to calm the nervous system and reduce problematic behaviors.
Hosted by Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS Presented by: Amy Reamer, LMFT, RPT, CTA, CT This 2 hour play therapy distance training workshop teaches interventions for self-regulation developed by Amy Reamer. Amy uses the concept of certain animals in conjunction with neuroscience as a part of play therapy with young children, teens, adults and even with couples and parents as a very useful tool.
This 2 hour recorded webinar provides an overview of the diagnosis and treatment of Trichotilomania (also known as hair pulling disorder) using a play therapy approach combining cognitive behavioral play therapy, mindfulness-based play therapy techniques steeped in researched and evidence-based methods.
Hosted by Lynn Louise Wonders and presented by Rose LaPiere, LPC, RPT-S, ACS. School Refusal is a challenging problem to manage. You will learn comprehensive play therapy based strategies to help the child return to attending school on a regular basis. Whether you are a school counselor or therapist you will learn play-based interventions to support the family and child.
This 2 hour workshop provides training on the medical/traditional AND the alternative perspectives on the diagnosis of ADHD for children as well as specific play therapy interventions that can be used in helping child clients who have this diagnosis or display ADHD symptoms.
Taking play based support into preschool settings is an impactful way to reach more children and provide services that are much needed. This 2 hour recorded training will get you started including documents you will need and specific guidance on how to develop your own program.
In this 2 hour recorded workshop we will explore the nature of selective mutism in child clients, how to properly diagnose and identify what stage of selective mutism in which a child is in and how to utilize specific play therapy interventions to help children and families.
Legal & Ethical Considerations
Often therapists are caught off guard when they receive a subpoena. If you are required to go to court and will be asked to testify as to your work providing play therapy you need to be prepared. This one hour play therapy distance training workshop provides a brief but impactful overview of what you need to know to be prepared for appearing in court and testifying as a play therapist.
This 4 hour workshop provides a very thorough and solid foundation of practical knowledge and guidance on how to use play therapy effectively while also knowing how to manage parents, guardians ad litem, lawyers and court if necessary. This in-depth workshop includes copies of my proprietary documents including my policy forms and informed consent specific to cases involved in litigation as well as numerous resources and case scenarios based on real life cases.