Saying Goodbye: Ethical Termination in Play Therapy

Topics: Ethics, Play Therapy, Children, Teens, Termination

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

2 CE Hours
$69.99 $39.99
Saying Goodbye: Ethical Termination 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:
Course awards 2 CE Ethics per COMAR 10.42.06

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Proper termination of play therapy services must be attended to in order for children and families to have opportunity for healthy closure of the therapeutic process and relationship.

This 2 hour training will review the ethical importance of appropriate termination in play therapy and will provide a framework for termination and a variety of techniques and activities therapists can utilize to provide children and families the chance to say goodbye.
Original recording date: January 25, 2021 Length: 2 hours
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the importance of healthy and appropriate termination of play therapy services.
  • Cite the relative professional ethics code that addresses the process of termination.
  • List 10 play therapy termination activities.
  • Describe how to provide termination when the therapy ends more abruptly than planned for.
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    Comer, J. S., Hong, N., Poznanski, B., Silva, K., & Wilson, M. (2019). Evidence base update on the treatment of early childhood anxiety and related problems. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 48(1), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2018.1534208

    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)

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

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    Saying Goodbye: Ethical Termination in Play Therapy

    Saying Goodbye: Ethical Termination in Play Therapy

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



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    Core Wellness Reviews

    Recorded Participant

    Lynn is highly competent and engaging. I appreciate her willingness to include a CCPT perspective.

    Recorded Participant
    Joelle Harrison, LPCC, RPT-S

    Engaging content - valuable information that can be applied to a variety of client needs.

    Joelle Harrison, LPCC, RPT-S
    Recorded Participant

    Lynn is quite knowledgeable and experienced

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    Recorded Participant

    Great training full of practical ideas and interventions.

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    Recorded Participant

    Trainer was very knowledgeable and friendly with lots of valuable information.

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    Recorded Participant

    I thought this was a good training - better for earlier/beginner practicioners

    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 termination 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
    Karen Shein

    This was perfect for me as I had an abrupt termination with a nine-year-old client come up.

    Karen Shein
    Leann frost LPC

    It was very information and well presented with appropriate rationale for why termination is important along with creative techniques.

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    Leann frost LPC
    Recorded Participant

    This was an interesting workshop that met the ethics requirement for my licensure. It was relevant and helpful for my practice. The presenter acknowledged theoretical differences, nicely outlined the importance of termination, and gave numerous ideas for techniques. Very enjoyable two hours!

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    Recorded Participant

    I enjoyed the activities, and the presenter's use of videos to illustrate points.

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    Recorded Participant

    Great job!

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