Play Therapy 101: Foundations and Basic Skills

Topics: Play Therapy, Children, Teens

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

3 CE Hours
$129.99 $69.99
Play Therapy 101: Foundations and Basic Skills 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:
Seminal: 1 hour
Theory: 1 hour
Skills and Methods: 1 hour
Total: 3 CE Hours

This 3 hour play therapy distance training video covers the history, the foundations of play therapy including a variety of theoretical orientations and approaches to play therapy. Participants will receive a thorough overview of play techniques and what is needed to begin the journey of becoming a play therapist!

Original recording date: August 1, 2019 Length: 180 Minutes
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the nature of play therapy and its benefits focusing on child clients.
  • Name the elements and benefits of child centered play therapy.
  • Name the at least 5 theoretical orientations from which directive play therapy may be provided.
  • Describe the history, applications and effects of play therapy with child clients.
  • List 20 play therapy skills they can begin using with child clients right away.
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    Kottman, T. (2014). Play Therapy.

    Wiley.Landreth, G. L. (2012). Play therapy: the art of the relationship. New York, NY:Routledge.

    Oaklander, V. (2007). Windows to our children: a Gestalt therapy approach to childrenand adolescents. Gouldsboro (Maine): The Gestalt Journal Press.

    OConnor, K. J., & Braverman, L. M. (1997). Play therapy theory and practice: acomparative presentation. New York: Wiley.

    Schaefer, C. E. (2011). Foundations of play therapy. Hoboken (NJ): Wiley, John Wiley &Sons.

    Schaefer, C. E., & OConnor, K. J. (1983). Handbook of play therapy. New York: Wiley.

    CE Details:
    3 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 3 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 3 Clinical continuing education credits.

    NBCC ACEP Approved
    Core Wellness, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7094. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Core Wellness, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    APA Approved
    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.

    Content Access:
    Upon purchase, all material (link to video, handout and evaluation/posttest form) instantly posts to your account here (you must be logged in to access) and are also sent to your email on file. Please whitelist all messages from support@corewellceu.com Upon submission of your evaluation and passing the posttest (80% of higher), the completion certificate is posted to your account here and is sent to your inbox within 1 business day.

    Time Zone and Currency
    All times listed are EST (New York time); All prices are in USD.

    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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    Play Therapy 101: Foundations and Basic Skills

    Play Therapy 101: Foundations and Basic Skills

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



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