Purposeful Use of Games in the Playroom

Topics: Play Therapy, Children, Teens, Games

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

2 CE Hours
$69.99 $39.99
Purposeful Use of Games in the Playroom 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: 1 CE
Total Play Therapy CE Hours: 3 CE

Games offer an exciting and helpful way for therapists to engage with and help children and teens. This training provides an examination of the therapeutic powers and purposes of using games in the play room to help children through their process of healing and growth. Benefits and play therapy applications of specific games will be presented.
Original recording date: December 21, 2018 Length: 120 minutes
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • List the approaches to play therapy along with theoretical orientations reviewed with emphasis on the prescriptive play therapy approach specific to including games in the play room
  • Identify at least 5 clinically based reasons for utilizing games in the play room.
  • List 20 games that can be purposefully utilized within play therapy tied in to specific treatment planning goals.
  • Name 5 benefits of utilizing games in play therapy.
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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: Note: This course provides 2 contact hour(s) self-study credits. 

    Core Wellness, LLC is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for all programs. Our credits are accepted by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Board of Psychologists. Please verify with your board.

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

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    Purposeful Use of Games in the Playroom

    Purposeful Use of Games in the Playroom

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



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    Courtney Miller, LPC

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    I enjoyed learning different perspectives of other therapists on how they incorporate games in the playroom.

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    I loved this training, it game me so many ideas of how to use games I already use in my practice

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    The instructor was knowledgable of the content being taught. Great basic level training for utilizing games in the playroom.

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    Some great ideas on therapeutic use of "everyday" board games.

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    Ali Diviney, Play Therapist

    Before attending this training, I was uncertain about the therapeutic value of some games and which ones to include in the playroom, so I now have another tool for my kit. The instructor was very knowledgeable, and a great reflection on how she has incorporated games, into her sessions with children, the dialogue that can take place during gameplay was also very useful.

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