The Play Therapy Process with Difficult Parents

Topics: Play Therapy

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

2 CE Hours
$69.99 $39.99
The Play Therapy Process with Difficult Parents 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 Areas:
Special Topics: 1 CE
Skills and Methods: 1 CE
Total: 2 CE

Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, CPCS, RPT-S presents this 2 hour recorded webinar on the personalities of parents who are challenging and numerous strategies for how to effectively navigate those difficult dynamics in the process of providing play therapy. In this webinar we will explore the complexities of conducting the parent intake, establishing the treatment plan and finding appropriate and strategic ways to involve the parents when one or both parents exhibit very difficult behavioral and personality traits in order to preserve the therapeutic relationship with the child and ensure the integrity of the play therapy process.

Original recording date: Sept 28, 2018 Length: 120 Minutes
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Name 7 types of common challenging personality types difficult parents present before and during the play therapy process.
  • List 10 specific strategies on how to navigate the relationship with challenging parents effectively so as to preserve the integrity of the play therapy process forand with the child client.
  • Explain why it is important to develop strategies for overcoming the challenges of working with challenging parents in the process of play therapy.
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    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 X CE Hour(s) (Non-contact).

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    The Play Therapy Process with Difficult Parents

    The Play Therapy Process with Difficult Parents

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



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