Treating Selective Mutism with Play Therapy
Wednesday July 29 OR Mon. August 3
11:00 – 1:00 EASTERN time zone
This 2 hour live interactive online training webinar teaches a prescriptive play therapy approach to treating selective mutism based on what the research says is most effective in treating young children including a combination of child centered play therapy, lightly structured play therapy and more directive cognitive behavioral play therapy and behavioral play-based interventions based upon the symptom severity measured by observations and reports using behavioral rating scales and interview consultations.
1 hour of seminal theory training and 1 hour of training in play therapy interventions.
Upon completion of this training participants will be prepared to. . .
- Define the diagnosis of Selective Mutism (SM) according to the DSM-V.
- Explain the variance of symptom severity with SM with regard to demonstrated social skills.
- Summarize what the research literature shows regarding the treatment of SM in young children.
- Name the 3 essential components of the assessment phase of treatment for SM and describe why each are important.
- List the 3 directives for caregivers and teachers when a child is in treatment
- Describe the 4 degrees of symptom severity and name 2 play therapy interventions for each symptom severity presentation.
This online training is led by Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS of Wonders Counseling Services, LLC (APT Approved Provider 12-321) and provides 2 hours of CONTACT play therapy training and 2 NBCC CE hours. There will be a maximum of 40 participants and all participants must have their camera on and name clearly displayed the entire 2 hours. Participants will be required to complete the online quiz immediately upon conclusion of the webinar presentation in order to receive credit for contact hours.