Play Therapy with Children Refusing to Go to School

Topics: Play Therapy, Children, Teens, School-Based, School Refusal

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

3 CE Hours
$129.99 $69.99
Play Therapy with Children Refusing to Go to School 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):
Seminal Theories: 1 CE
Skills and Methods: 2 CE
Total Play Therapy CE Hours: 3 CE

School refusal is not a disorder or diagnosis; rather a behavior, a symptom that indicates there is something substantial going on for the child internally and perhaps in their environment. As often is the case for play therapists, we are helping children and families resolve the underlying issues of a behavior as well as address the symptomatic behavior itself.

This training will provide strategies for therapists to use in the playroom for assessment and treatment appropriate for children exhibiting school refusing behavior and their parents/caregivers. The focus is on elementary, middle and high school age students.
Original recording date: March 27, 2023 Length: 180 Minutes
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • List 3 possible underlying causes of school refusing behavior.
  • Identify 4 strategies therapists providing play therapy can utilize with parents of child clients who are having school refusing behavior.
  • Name 3 play therapy theoretical orientations that can be effective in addressing school refusal.
  • List 8 play-based interventions to support a child in play therapy who is showing school refusing behavior.
  • Describe the importance of a family systems perspective when providing play therapy with a child who has school refusing behavior.
  • Write a goal directed treatment plan for a play therapy client who is having school refusing behavior
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    CE Details:
    3 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 3 contact hour(s) self-study credits. 

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

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    Play Therapy with Children Refusing to Go to School

    Play Therapy with Children Refusing to Go to School

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



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    Core Wellness Reviews

    Recorded Participant

    Amazing. I always look forward to Lynn's trainings!

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    Recorded Participant

    History, theories, and interventions were captured during this training.

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    Belinda Lee, LMFT

    This was a really good training, and Lynn Louise Wonders does live up to the reputation of her name! Lots of useful content I can share with my clients and their families.

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    Belinda Lee, LMFT
    LeeAnna Perry, MA, LMFT

    She was great, I really enjoyed it.

    LeeAnna Perry, MA, LMFT
    Jill Bachiu, BSW, RSW

    This training on school refusal was so helpful and practical. Instructor Lynn Louise Wonders shared a wealth of knowledge of what could be happening for a child as well as provided different theoretical responses that can be used to work with children and families as they work through the challenges of such. Lynn also provided several valuable resources that can be used and purchased when working with such families. I found the training to be extremely helpful and tactile. I would strongly recommend this training to anyone who is considering taking such.

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    Jill Bachiu, BSW, RSW
    D. L. Flores, LCSW

    I loved the training! Presenter is great! Wish it were a little longer so she did not have to rush through the training.

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    D. L. Flores, LCSW
    Melanie Shoemaker-Gleason

    This CE was amazing. Great information from a very well informed and inspirational clinician who is compassionate about the work she does and the clients and their family systems.

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    Melanie Shoemaker-Gleason
    Live Participant

    Great trainer, and wonderful presentation regarding the overall picture and how to treat clinically, would have loved a bit more detail specific to dealing with morning routines.

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    Live Participant

    A excellent webinar. Comprehensive information, extremely well organized and presented.

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    Mary Taverner, LCSW

    I really appreciated the instructor's knowledge and style of presenting material. It is often easy to get distracted or lost in webinars but Lynn was engaging and the content remained applicable and interesting throughout. It was a great mix of looking at symptoms, assessment, treatment, parent communication, resource sharing, etc.

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    Mary Taverner, LCSW
    Live Participant

    Lynn Louise Wonders presents as knowledgeable and so helpful with answering questions and addressing how to work with different populations using the interventions she lists. So helpful!

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    Live Participant

    The instructor was extremely knowledgeable to the point where she probably could use more time! I wish we had gone over how to write the treatment plan first and looked at some examples before jumping straight into creating one.

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