Play Therapy with Children Experiencing Grief and Loss

Topics: Play Therapy, Children, Teens, Grief Counseling

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

2 CE Hours
$69.99 $39.99
Play Therapy with Children Experiencing Grief and Loss 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 Focus Areas:
Seminal Theory: .5 CE
Special Topics: .5 CES
kills and Methods: 1 CE
Total: 2 CE 

Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, CPCS, RPT-S presents this 2 hour recorded webinar about how grief and loss presents in children of various ages and a number of interventions and techniques for implementation.

This workshop will provide an overview of what a child typically experiences emotionally, mentally and physically when experiencing grief and loss. While grief and loss can be experienced when having to move away from familiar school, family and friends, divorce of parents for today’s training we will focus mostly on loss of a loved one due to death. We will discuss how play therapy can assist a child in moving through the process of grief and loss and we will review ways to help care-givers use play based interventions at home and school to assist the child’s process.
Original recording date: March 3, 2018 Length: 120 Minutes
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Recall the nature of grief, circumstances that may elicit grief-based emotions, cognitions and behavior specific to children.
  • Apply CCPT combined with gentle and facilitative play therapy interventions can help children move through all the stages of grief, understanding the stages may not be in a particular order.
  • List at least 5 play-based interventions and psycho-education skills to help parents, teachers and/or other caregivers to support the child’s process of healing.
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    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. 

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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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    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 with Children Experiencing Grief and Loss

    Play Therapy with Children Experiencing Grief and Loss

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



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