Play Therapy with Groups of Children Ages 5-11

Topics: Play Therapy, Children, Group Therapy

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

2 CE Hours
$69.99 $39.99
Play Therapy with Groups of Children Ages 5-11 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 Area
Skills and Methods: 2 CE
Total: 2 CE

Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, CPCS, RPT-S presents this 2 hour recorded webinar on ways you can provide play therapy to groups of young children covering a variety of focuses and topics.

Play therapy with groups of children can be a powerful modality for growth and healing. This webinar will provide training on how to create groups with particular play based interventions focused on various topics such as social skills, kindergarten readiness, anxiety, grief and changing families.
Original recording date: April 4, 2018 Length: 120 Minutes
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the nature and benefits of group play therapy with children ages 5-11.
  • Describe how to structure and run groups using play therapy interventions with particular focus on various topics.
  • Explain specific methods for tracking progress of group members and how to communicate with parents throughout the play therapy group’s process from initial intake to termination.
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    McGuire, D.E. (2000). Child-centered group play therapy with children experiencing adjustment difficulties. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved fromhttps://digital.library.unt.edu/ark%3A/67531/metadc2622/m2/1/high_res_d/Dissertation.pdf

    Patterson, L., Stutey, D., & Dorsey, B. (2018). Play therapy with African American childrenexposed to adverse childhood experiences. International Journal of Play Therapy, 27,215-226. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pla0000080

    Ryan V., & Edge A. (2012). The role of play themes in non-directive play therapy. Clinical Child Psychology Psychiatry, 17(3), 354-369. doi: 0.1177/1359104511414265S

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

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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 Groups of Children Ages 5-11

    Play Therapy with Groups of Children Ages 5-11

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



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