Seminal and Historical Play Therapy Theories

Topics: Play Therapy, Children, Teens, History/Seminal

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

2 CE Hours
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Seminal and Historical Play Therapy Theories 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: 2 CE
Total Play Therapy CE Hours: 2 CE

This 2 hour recorded training webinar provides opportunity for therapists to receive in-depth overview of the 8 seminal and historically significant theories enumerated by the Association for Play Therapy. Additionally, it will provide an important theoretical orientation of family systems theory. This training will also teach the therapeutic powers of play and the concept of prescriptive play therapy as an approach to helping children and families.
Original recording date: July 1, 2020 Length: 2 hours
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • List the 8 theoretical orientations for play therapy described in this presentation.
  • Describe briefly the basis for each theory.
  • Name 1 significant benefit for each of the theoretical orientations discussed in this presentation.
  • List the therapeutic powers of play.
  • Define the approach of prescriptive play therapy and name the reason for using this approach.
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    Association for Play Therapy. (n.d.). Retrieved August 07, 2020, from https://www.a4pt.org/

    Eddins-Folensbee, F. F. (2001). Theraplay: Innovations in Attachment-Enhancing Play Therapy. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 40(8), 984-986. doi:10.1097/00004583-200108000-00025

    Glover, G., & Landreth, G. L. (2015). Child-Centered Play Therapy. Handbook of Play Therapy, 93-118. doi:10.1002/9781119140467.ch5

    Home. (2020, August 05). Retrieved August 07, 2020, from https://theraplay.org/

    Kaduson, H., Cangelosi, D. M., & Schaefer, C. E. (2020). Prescriptive play therapy: Tailoring interventions for specific childhood problems. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.Knell, S. M. (2015). Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy. Handbook of Play Therapy, 119-133. doi:10.1002/9781119140467.ch6

    Kottman, T. (2020). Adlerian Play Therapy: A Personal and Professional Journey. The Journal of Individual Psychology, 76(2), 162-175. doi:10.1353/jip.2020.0004

    Landreth, G. L. (2012). Play therapy: The art of the relationship. New York, NY: Brunner-Routledge.

    Lee, K. R., & Ray, D. C. (2020). Child-centered play therapy parent services: A Q-methodological investigation. International Journal of Play Therapy, 29(3), 131-143. doi:10.1037/pla0000120

    O'connor, K. J. (2015). Ecosystemic Play Therapy. Handbook of Play Therapy, 195-225. doi:10.1002/9781119140467.ch9

    Punnett, A. F. (2015). Psychoanalytic and Jungian Play Therapy. Handbook of Play Therapy, 61-92. doi:10.1002/9781119140467.ch4

    Ray, D. C. (2011). Advanced play therapy: Essential conditions, knowledge, and skills for child practice. New York: Routledge.

    Schaefer, C. E., & Drewes, A. A. (2012). The Therapeutic Powers of Play and Play Therapy. School-Based Play Therapy, 1-16. doi:10.1002/9781118269701.ch1

    Schaefer, C. E., & Drewes, A. A. (2015). Prescriptive Play Therapy. Handbook of Play Therapy, 227-240. doi:10.1002/9781119140467.ch10

    Scharff, J. S. (2004). Play and very young children in object relations family therapy. International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 1(3), 259-268. doi:10.1002/aps.77

    What is Play Therapy? (n.d.). Retrieved August 07, 2020, from https://cpt.unt.edu/what-is-play-therapy

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

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    Seminal and Historical Play Therapy Theories

    Seminal and Historical Play Therapy Theories

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



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    Core Wellness Reviews

    Recorded participant

    Excellent! Good overview

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    Recorded Participant

    Very clear and to the point for the time involved.

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    Recorded Participant

    It was very informative.

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    Dr. Ru-Chi Yang, Psychologist

    Ms. Lynn Louise Wonders is knowledgeable play therapist, provides a basic foundation for seminal and historical play therapy theories, and offers a helpful PPT to facilitate the participant’s professional learning.

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    Dr. Ru-Chi Yang, Psychologist
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    Recorded Participant

    This training was very concise and covered theoretical approaches and styles of play therapy.

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    Amy Davis, PhD, NCC

    This training is a great way to get the hours required by APT for seminal and historical theories in play therapy for the RPT certification. It is thorough and concise.

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    Amy Davis, PhD, NCC

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