20 Creative Play Therapy for Anxiety with Older Children

Topics: Play Therapy, Anxiety, Teens

Audience: Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Play Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists (MFT)

2 CE Hours
$59.99 $34.99
20 Creative Play Therapy for Anxiety with Older Children On-demand Course
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Lynn Louise Wonders

Noted Play Therapist/Trainer

Lynn Louise Wonders is a licensed professional counselor and certified professional counselor supervisor in the state of Georgia and a registered play therapist-supervisor. Lynn has been providing play therapy services for children and families since 2001 and has been providing play therapy training, supervision and consultation since 2010. She is an author and editor of multiple publications in the fields of child & family counseling and play therapy and . She is a Certified AutPlay Therapist, Certified Synergetic Play Therapist, Certified Mindfunless-based Play Therapist, and Certified in Neuropsychotherapy. Visit: www.WondersCounseling.com    

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Course Overview

Via recorded webinar
Course Description:
APT Primary Focus Area(s):
Skills and Methods: 2 CE
Total Play Therapy CE Hours: 2 CE

When working with older children and “tweens” the nature of our play therapy interventions often naturally shifts in the direction of more directive techniques. This training will provide inspiration and instruction on how to be creative, rooted in a cognitive behavioral play therapy approach. 
Original recording date: April 13, 2021 Length: 2 hours
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the theoretical basis for using CBPT with older children with anxiety.
  • Differentiate CBPT with children from CBT.
  • Name 4 anxiety disorders commonly found in children ages 11-14
  • List 20 cognitive behavioral play therapy interventions age appropriate for older children
  • Describe a sample case of a 12 year old female client and name interventions used to help her overcome generalized anxiety disorder
  • Distinguish 5 differences between Anxiety and Panic.
    Fazio-Griffith, L. J., & Marino, R. (2017). A cognitive-behavioral play therapy (CBPT) approach for adolescents' Pro-Social Skill Development in the school setting. Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies, 124–139. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-2224-9.ch008

    Fehr, S. S. (2017). 101 Interventions in group therapy. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

    Helping kids cope: 14 cognitive behavioral therapy activities for Kids. Meraki Lane. (2021, December 14). Retrieved May 2, 2022, from https://www.merakilane.com/helping-kids-cope-14-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-activities-for-kids/

    Hinz, L. D. (2019). Cognitive component of the expressive therapies continuum. Expressive Therapies Continuum, 106–122. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429299339-8

    Palmiotto, K. (2020). Expressive therapies for kids: An art, music, play and drama toolbox for school-based counseling / kimberley palmiotto, PsyD, Lcpc, Atr. PESI. 

    CE Details:
    2 CE recorded webinar contact hour(s)

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    APT Credits:
    This training is approved by APT Approved Provider #20-610 for 2 CE Hour(s) (Non-contact).

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    20 Creative Play Therapy for Anxiety with Older Children

    20 Creative Play Therapy for Anxiety with Older Children

    Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Play Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists (MFT)



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    Recorded participant

    Excellent training presented in a thoughtful and effective manner.

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    Informative and thought provocative.

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    Recorded Participant

    This training was very useful, as I am currently seeing tween and early teen clients in a private practice setting. I was able to implement a few of the techniques the week of completing this training. I will be looking forward to more useful intervention trainings in the future.

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    Malgosia Cegielski Ph.D.

    As a clinical psychologist and Registered Play Therapist I have had decades of training and taken countless seminars. Lynn Louise Wonders' 20 Play Therapy Interventions for Anxiety with Older Children was a delightful surprise. Her enthusiasm and deep understanding of what it takes to engage this sometimes difficult age group by using creative and engaging strategies is the best I have ever seen. The strategies were indeed creative yet presented with succinct clarity and straightforward instructions. Sometimes these seminars can be tedious at the end of which one wonders what of this will I actually use, but every strategy she taught made intuitive sense for the play therapy process and was easy to grasp. I eager to try them. At the end, she presents several short well done psycho-educational videos that could be used directly with our clients and sprinkles the entire presentation with resources. Thank-you for this engaging educational experience .

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    Malgosia Cegielski Ph.D.
    Paige MacKenzie

    Instructor was very knowledgeable and creative.

    Paige MacKenzie
    Recorded Participant

    Excellent! She was very competent and presented in a very engaging manner!

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    Recorded Participant

    Very interactive and excellent interventions! The instructor was very personable and knowledgeable.

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    Jessica Furrow, LMSW

    I thought the instructor was knowledgeable, but the training would have been more beneficial if there were more interventions that didn't require buying a lot of supplies. Also, I would have liked to see interventions that were simpler and would not take up the entire session or multiple sessions. Plus, things that are less messy would have been helpful because in my setting I don't have a sink nearby to wash up messes from paint or slime.

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    Jessica Furrow, LMSW
    Recorded Participant

    Interventions were great and will be nice additions to my therapeutic tool box.

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    She has a lot of experience and openness to new ideas.

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    Enjoyed the variety of activities.

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