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Parent-Child Connection in Divorce with Play Therapy

Topics: Parenting Skills, Play Therapy, Children, Teens, Family Therapy

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

2 CE Hours
$69.99 $39.99
Parent-Child Connection in Divorce with Play Therapy On-demand Course
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Lynn Louise Wonders
LPC, RPT-S, CPCS

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):
Seminal Theories: 1 CE
Skills and Methods: 1 CE
Total Play Therapy CE Hours: 2 CE

Often conflict between parents and other difficult circumstances during or after divorce can lead to challenges for children’s ability to have healthy and meaningful connection.

 This 2 hour recorded online training webinar will provide therapists an interactive training opportunity to learn how to facilitate healthy, meaningful connection between parents and children when parents are separated, going through divorce or divorced and living in separate homes. 
Original recording date: June 15, 2020 Length: 2 hours
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Name 3 seminal theories that serve to inform treatment planning when attending to parent-child relationships when there is a divorce situation for a family.
  • List 4 specific challenges in divorce related cases observed during the play therapy process when seeking to facilitate a healthy and meaningful connection between parent and child.
  • List 10 play therapy interventions to facilitate healthy and meaningful connections for parent and child when there is a divorce.
  • Apply theoretical basis and interventions to a fictional case scenario in effort to formulate the treatment plan. 
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    Garriga, A., & Pennoni, F. (2022). The causal effects of parental divorce and parental temporary separation on children’s cognitive abilities and psychological well-being according to parental relationship quality. Social Indicators Research, 161(2-3), 963-987.

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    Meany-Walen, K. K. (2011). Adlerian play therapy: Effectiveness on disruptive behaviors of early elementary-aged children. Place of publication not identified: Proquest, Umi Dissertatio.

    Meany-Walen, K. K. (2017). Puppet Play in Adlerian Therapy. Puppet Play Therapy, 98-107. doi:10.4324/9781315181349-8

    Miller, G. (2017). Teamwork in Ecosystemic Brief Therapy. Becoming Miracle Workers, 133-156. doi:10.4324/9781351328326-9

    O'connor, K. J. (2015). Ecosystemic Play Therapy. Handbook of Play Therapy, 195-225. doi:10.1002/9781119140467.ch9

    O'Hara, K. L., Sandler, I. N., Wolchik, S. A., & Tein, J. Y. (2019). Coping in context: The effects of long-term relations between interparental conflict and coping on the development of child psychopathology following parental divorce. Development and psychopathology, 31(5), 1695-1713.

    Van Dijk, R., Van Der Valk, I. E., Dekovi?, M., & Branje, S. (2020). A meta-analysis on interparental conflict, parenting, and child adjustment in divorced families: Examining mediation using meta-analytic structural equation models. Clinical Psychology Review, 79, 101861.

    VanFleet, R. (2014). Filial therapy: Strengthening parent-child relationships through play. Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Press.

    Vanfleet, R., & Topham, G. L. (2015). Filial Therapy. Handbook of Play Therapy, 135-164. doi:10.1002/9781119140467.ch7

    When Parents Divorce, it's Important for Young Children to have Certain Experiences with Both Parents, or they will form an Attachment to only one of them. (n.d.). Child Development: Myths and Misunderstandings, 111-115. doi:10.4135/9781452275529.n19

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

    Core Wellness, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0569, for mental health counselors, #MHC-0167 and for psychologists #PSY-0236. Note: This course provides 2 Clinical contact hour(s) self-study credits. 

    Core Wellness, LLC is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for all programs. Our credits are accepted by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Board of Psychologists. Please verify with your board.

    ASWB ACE Approved
    Core Wellness, LLC, #1745, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 5/18/2024 to 5/18/2027. Social workers completing this course receive 2 Clinical continuing education credits.

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    Core Wellness, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Core Wellness, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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    Time Zone and Currency
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    Passing Score and Retest Policy:
    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.

    Cancellation, Policies and Refunds:
    Fee covers: Attendance, course material and CE award to those who successfully complete the course and pass the posttest. Registration is open indefinitely. Recordings, handouts and completion certificates are accessible for a guaranteed one year as long as your account is active. Full refund or equal exchange up to 14 days of purchase if you are not satisfied as long as a completion certificate was not issued. For further details, please see the FAQ section or contact us.

    Accessibility Accommodations:
    To request an accommodation, please contact us with at least 30 days prior notice.

    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 X CE Hour(s) (Non-contact).

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    Parent-Child Connection in Divorce with Play Therapy

    Parent-Child Connection in Divorce with Play Therapy

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

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    Core Wellness Reviews

    Recorded Participant

    I liked thinking about attachment and trauma as it relates to divorce and using play therapy models that are child-centered. I liked having intervention ideas and learning about the Children First Program. The instructor was clear, concise and effective in conveying the needs of children of divorce and best therapeutic ways to support them.

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    I really like this instructor and the way she presents the information, which is relatable and easy to understand and implement.

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    Recorded Participant

    Interventions were new and exciting to engage parents with children and build a connection.

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    Erica Sturgeon

    She did a great job!

    Erica Sturgeon

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