Prescriptive Play Therapy with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Topics: Play Therapy, Anxiety, Children, Teens, Prescriptive Play Therapy

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

3 CE Hours
$129.99 $69.99
Prescriptive Play Therapy with Generalized Anxiety Disorder 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):
Seminal Theories: 1 CE
Skills and Methods: 2 CE
Total Play Therapy CE Hours: 3 CE

When children are diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) the plan for treatment requires a careful examination of the context for the child’s symptoms and the degree of symptom severity in order to determine the best approach for treatment using play therapy. This 3 hour webinar will provide a theoretical overview of three approaches to play therapy, training on how to discern which theoretical approach is most appropriate and what interventions are best for a child depending on the context and severity of symptoms.
Original recording date: April 10, 2019 Length: 3.5 hours
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Name the diagnostic criteria for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in children ages 4-11.
  • Describe the theoretical basis for three approaches to play therapy that can be utilized with GAD.
  • Explain the reasons for including parents in the play therapy process with children diagnosed with GAD.
  • List 15 play therapy interventions tied in to specific treatment planning goals.
  • Apply theoretical basis and appropriate intervention implementation to case examples. 
    Ashby, J. S., & Noble, C. (2011). Integrating Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy and Adlerian Play Therapy Into the Treatment of Perfectionism. Integrative Play Therapy,225-239. doi:10.1002/9781118094792.ch13

    Bratton, S. C. (2015). The Empirical Support for Play Therapy: Strengths and Limitations. Handbook of Play Therapy,651-668. doi:10.1002/9781119140467.ch35

    Bubrick, J., Anxiety Disorders Center, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Service, & Child Mind Institute. (n.d.). Treating Anxiety in Children | Behavioral Treatment. Retrieved from https://childmind.org/article/behavioral-treatment-kids-anxiety/

    Choi, J., & Yoo, M. (2018). An Analysis of Play Themes and Therapy Progress of a Child with Anxiety Disorder in Play Therapy. Korean Journal of Play Therapy,21(2), 209-244. doi:10.17641/kapt.21.2.2

    Dillon-Naftolin, E. (2016). Identification and Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Children in Primary Care. Pediatric Annals,45(10). doi:10.3928/19382359-20160913-01

    Drewes, A. (2009). Play therapy. In A. Yasik, B. Mowder, & F. Rubinson (Eds.), Evidence based practice in infant and early childhood psychology (pp. 289-307). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

    Generalized anxiety disorder. (2017, October 13). Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/generalized-anxiety-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20360803

    Generalized Anxiety in Children. (2014). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research,2499-2499. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_101565

    Grencavage, L, Norcross, J. (Oct 1990), Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 372-378. 

    Knell, S. M., & Dasari, M. (n.d.). Cognitive-behavioral play therapy for anxiety and depression. Empirically Based Play Interventions for Children (2nd Ed.).,77-94. doi:10.1037/14730-005

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

    Piacentini, J., & Bergman, R. L. (2001). Developmental Issues in Cognitive Therapy for Childhood Anxiety Disorders. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy,15(3), 165-182. doi:10.1891/0889-8391.15.3.165

    Salzer, S. (2014). Efficacy of manualized short-term psychodynamic therapy for separation anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder in children. Http://isrctn.com/. doi:10.1186/isrctn11333815

    Schaefer, C. E., & Drewes, A. A. (2015). Prescriptive Play Therapy. Handbook of Play Therapy,227-240. doi:10.1002/9781119140467.ch10

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

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

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    Prescriptive Play Therapy with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    Prescriptive Play Therapy with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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



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    Core Wellness Reviews

    Recorded Participant

    I enjoy the way Lynn breaks up training with alternating info and case examples.

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    Recorded Participant

    The training was interesting and insightful. The interventions were helpful.

    Recorded Participant
    Recorded Participant

    This was excellent training in describing how and why to use Prescriptive Play Therapy with clients with GAD! I can't wait to use all the interventions in my practice!

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    Recorded Participant
    Ru-Chi Yang, Ph.D. Psychologist

    Ms. Lynn Louise Wonders is a very knowledge and experienced play therapist who provides informative information, playful interventions, and recourses regard to the issue of GAD in clinical practice when working with children and adolescents to facilitate the participant’s professional learning and growth.

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    Ru-Chi Yang, Ph.D. Psychologist
    Jessica B. Gibson

    I think Lynn was very knowledge and resourceful she knew a lot about the subject presented. She presented well.

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    Jessica B. Gibson
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    Great Handouts!

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