Puppets in Play Therapy

Topics: Play Therapy, Children, Puppets

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

2 CE Hours
$69.99 $39.99
Puppets in Play Therapy 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):
Skills and Methods: 2 CE
Total Play Therapy CE Hours: 2CE

This 2 hour interactive, experiential webinar will provide training in the theoretical basis for use of puppets in play therapy along with the history of puppet play in child therapy. Participants will also have an opportunity to create a puppet out of everyday items that can easily be found around the house as an experiential play based activity to use with clients.
Original recording date: December 18, 2020 Length: 2 hours
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Name 3 seminal and historical theoretical play therapy models with which puppet play is appropriate and effective.
  • List the core change agents and the correlating therapeutic powers of play to which use of puppets in play therapy contributes.
  • Describe the historical use of puppets with children for therapeutic purposes.
  • Name 5 benefits of using puppets with child clients and families in the play therapy process.
  • Construct puppets out of simple materials with clients as a joining play therapy activity.
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    Kottman, T. & Meany-Walen, K. K. (2018). Doing play therapy: From building the relationship to facilitating change. Guilford Publications.

    Kottman, T., & Meany-Walen, K. (2016). Partners in play: An Adlerian approach to play therapy. John Wiley & Sons.

    Post, P. B., Ceballos, P. L., & Penn, S. L. (2012). Collaborating With Parents to Establish Behavioral Goals in Child-Centered Play Therapy. The Family Journal, 20(1), 51–57. https://doi.org/10.1177/1066480711425472

    Ray, Dee. (2011). Advanced Play Therapy: Essential Conditions, Knowledge, and Skills for Child Practice. Advanced Play Therapy: Essential Conditions, Knowledge, and Skills for Child Practice. 1-326. 10.4324/9780203837269.

    West, J. (1984) Ending or Beginning? A Discussion of the Theory and Practice of Termination Procedures in Play Therapy, Journal of Social Work Practice, 1:2, 49-65, DOI: 10.1080/02650538408414775

    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: Note: This course provides 2 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 to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Core Wellness LLC, #1745 maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/18/2020 to 05/18/2024. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 continuing education credits (recorded webinar).

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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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    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.

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

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    Puppets in Play Therapy

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    Core Wellness Reviews

    Shaune Brady, LMFT

    This training was engaging, educational, practical and inspiring. I am looking forward to giving life to my puppets that have mostly sat dormant on my puppet tree the last couple of years.

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    Shaune Brady, LMFT
    Recorded participant

    I really liked all of it. My knowlege of puppets was very small before.

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    Batsheva Hartstein


    Batsheva Hartstein
    Ru-Chi Yang Psychologist

    Ms. Lynn Louise Wonders is a very knowledge and experienced play therapist who provides informative information, playful interventions, and recourses regard to the use of puppets to work with the children and adolescents to facilitate the participant’s professional learning and growth.

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    Suzanne Laberge LCPC

    An excellent intro to puppet play.

    Suzanne Laberge LCPC
    Deborah Williams

    This was awesome!

    Deborah Williams
    Recorded Participant

    Great training for beginning & intermediate learners

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    Recorded Participant

    The instructor was very thorough in the historic and theoretical use of puppets and offered many resources for making puppets and looking at the different types of puppets you can use.

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    It was more than I hoped, an all around great training!

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    Her best training by far.  

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    The instructor is very knowledgeable and clear in her teachings. Brought many ideas and videos to show the access we have to learn and expand our knowledge in the therapy room.

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