Parent-Child Reunification Play Therapy

Topics: Trauma, Play Therapy, Divorce, Family Therapy, reunification, Parental Alienation

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

2 CE Hours
$69.99 $39.99
Parent-Child Reunification 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):
Special Topic: 1 CE
Skills and Methods: 1 CE
Total Play Therapy CE Hours: 2 CE

Therapists often feel at a loss in how to support clients in the process of trying to reconnect with loved ones. Throughout the life process, events may transpire (divorce, death, a move, trauma or other) that interfere with and interrupt a child’s connection with a caregiver. There is hope and more importantly, skills, that can help facilitate this repair.

Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, CPCS, RPT-S presents this 2-hour recorded webinar which provides therapists an interactive training opportunity to learn about the very specialized process of supporting and facilitating reunification between parents and children when there has been alienation and/or estrangement. Through the use of play therapy treatment planning and specific interventions, you will learn how to help this family repair and connect.
Original recording date: June 24, 2020 Length: 2 hours 4 minutes
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Define and describe reasons for reunification therapy.
  • List 3 specific challenges therapists may face in providing play-based reunification therapy.
  • Describe the differentiation of play-based reunification therapy and traditional parent-child dyadic play therapy.
  • List 10 play therapy interventions for play-based reunification therapy.
    Booth, P. B., & Winstead, M. L. (2015). Theraplay®: Creating Secure and Joyful Attachment Relationships. Handbook of Play Therapy, 165-193. doi:10.1002/9781119140467.ch8

    Faust, J. (2017). Reunification Family Therapy: A Treatment Manual. doi:10.1027/00491-000

    Faust, J. (2018). Reunification family therapy: A treatment manual. Boston: Hogrefe.

    Malchiodi, C. A., & Crenshaw, D. A. (2014). Creative arts and play therapy for attachment problems. New York: The Guilford Press.

    Sullivan, M. J. (2019). Reunification Family Therapy: A Treatment Manual, by Jan Faust, Hogrefe Publishing (2017). Family Court Review, 57(1), 118-120. doi:10.1111/fcre.12399

    Taylor, D. D., Purswell, K., Lindo, N., Jayne, K., & Fernando, D. (2011). The impact of child parent relationship therapy on child behavior and parent-child relationships: An examination of parental divorce. International Journal of Play Therapy, 20(3), 124-137. doi:10.1037/a0024469 

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

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

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    Parent-Child Reunification Play Therapy

    Parent-Child Reunification Play Therapy

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



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    Core Wellness Reviews

    Recorded Participant

    Very informative and great information for the therapists in the CAC world.

    Recorded Participant
    Lurline Raposo MA, RCC, RPT, BCRPT-S

    As a play therapist working in family court work, this training was practical and skillfully presented in a short training. I would recommend this training to anyone working with parent-child contact problems or seeing families who are experiencing separation.

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    Lurline Raposo MA, RCC, RPT, BCRPT-S
    Recorded Participant

    Helpful for anyone considering doing reunification therapy.

    Recorded Participant
    Shelby Brandsma MSW, LCSW

    Lynn does a wonderful job with her presentations. They are full of good techniques and practical interventions.

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    Shelby Brandsma MSW, LCSW
    Rachel Rouse

    This was a very helpful training. Information was provided in a clear manner. The presenter was very knowledgeable and I feel like I learned a great deal of new information from this training.

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    Rachel Rouse
    Recorded Webinar

    Recorded Webinar
    Haylee Morris, LPC-S

    The instructor was very knowledgeable and easy to listen to on this topic. Reunification is such a fragile situation faced by so many families and I am thankful for the opportunity to truly learn more in how to proceed with a play therapy approach. The instructor was engaging and I will definitely be looking for more webinars from this instructor, also already bought the book mentioned!! Thank you!

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    Haylee Morris, LPC-S

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