Prescriptive Play Therapy with Families

Topics: Play Therapy, Children, Teens, Family Therapy

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

4 CE Hours
$129.99 $79.99
Prescriptive Play Therapy with Families 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):
 Theory- 1 CE
Skills and methods- 3 CE
Total Play Therapy CE Hours: 4 CE

In this 4 hour webinar we will examine the therapeutic power of play when working withfamily 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.
Original recording date: March 9, 2019 Length: 180 Minutes
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the theoretical basis for family systems therapy and how play basedinterventions can be integrated.
  • Explain three reasons and ways to utilize prescriptive play therapy in the process oftreatment planning for helping families.
  • List 15 play therapy interventions that can be used with families in both whole familysessions and dyadic sessions.
  • Apply theoretical basis and specific interventions to case examples in developing atreatment plan.
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    CE Details:
    4 CE recorded webinar contact hour(s)

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    Completing the video and achieving a posttest score of 80% or above is required to receive CE award. Open material permitted and one can retest unlimited times. Upon passing, we will email you a completion certificate within one business day. If failed, we will email you a retest in the same timeframe.

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    Financial Declarations:
    The presenter and Core Wellness hereby declare that no conflict of interest, competing interest, or commercial support for the CE program are present. Presenter receives compensation for program delivery and sales as well as sales of his/her personal books and products.

    APT Credits:
    This training is approved by APT Approved Provider #20-610 for 4 CE Hour(s) (Non-contact).

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    Prescriptive Play Therapy with Families

    Prescriptive Play Therapy with Families

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



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