Treating Adolescents with Trichotillomania Using Prescriptive Play Therapy

Topics: Play Therapy, Children, Trichotillomania

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

3.5 CE Hours
$139.99 $74.99
Treating Adolescents with Trichotillomania Using Prescriptive 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 Areas:
APT Seminal Theories: .5
Special Topic: .5
Skills and Methods 2.5
Total CE: 3.5 CE

In this 3.5 hour recorded webinar Lynn Louise Wonders walks you through the diagnostic process, case conceptualization process and treatment planning specifically for treating adolescents suffering with trichotillomania using age and developmentally appropriate play and expressive therapy interventions.

You will grow in your confidence for treating this disorder and enrich your knowledge base about this very complex anxiety disorder that falls under the umbrella of OCD. 
Original recording date: May 10 2019 Length: 210 Minutes
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Name the diagnostic criteria for trichotillomania.
  • Explain when, why and how non-directive play therapy can be effective with adolescentsdiagnosed with trichotillomania.
  • Identify theoretical basis for utilizing a cognitive behavioral play therapy approachwith adolescents diagnosed with trichotillomania.
  • List 15 directive play therapy interventions tied in to specific treatment planning goals.
  • Apply theoretical basis and prescriptive interventions to case examples.
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    CE Details:
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    Treating Adolescents with Trichotillomania Using Prescriptive Play Therapy

    Treating Adolescents with Trichotillomania Using Prescriptive Play Therapy

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



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