Facilitative Play Therapy Interventions for Children with Emotion Dysregulation

Topics: Play Therapy, Children, Emotional Regulation

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

2 CE Hours
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Facilitative Play Therapy Interventions for Children with Emotion Dysregulation 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 Areas:
Skills and Methods: 2CE
Total: 2 CE

This webinar addresses the neuroscience of emotion dysregulation and provides training in how to help children experientially in the safety of the therapeutic alliance learn how to find soothing, coping and self-acceptance through the experience of big emotions.

When children habitually become flooded emotionally, cry and scream readily and seem to be unable to calm themselves we call this “dysregulation.” This webinar will address the neuroscience of dysregulation as well as how particular directive and facilitative play therapy interventions can assist in helping children learn how to self-soothe, how to regulate and develop skills for problem solving and adaptive expression.
Original recording date: May 11, 2018 Length: 120 Minutes
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Recall an overview of brain development and brain functioning as it relates to child clients coming to play therapy with high levels of emotional reactivity.
  • Recall 15 facilitative play therapy interventions for the playroom to help children experience a cooling off of the overheated emotional mid-brain and an ability to then learn new skills for problem solving and adaptive expression which yields an experience of mastery and empowerment.
  • List at least 3 ways to engage the parents and other caretakers using playful techniques that can be observed at home and school to diffuse and circumvent emotional boil-overs as well as ways to reinforce the course of the play therapy treatment plan.
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    CE Details:
    2 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: This course provides 2 Clinical 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 X CE Hour(s) (Non-contact).

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    Facilitative Play Therapy Interventions for Children with Emotion Dysregulation

    Facilitative Play Therapy Interventions for Children with Emotion Dysregulation

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



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