Identifying and Navigating Parental Alienation in Play Therapy

Topics: Play Therapy, Children, Divorce, Parental Alienation

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

2 CE Hours
$69.99 $39.99
Identifying and Navigating Parental Alienation in 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 Focus Area:
Special Topic: 1 CE
Skills and Methods: 1 CE
Total: 2 CE

Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, CPCS, RPT-S presents this 2 hour recorded training that outlines the history and reality of what parental alienation is, what it is not and how to identify and navigate these difficult dynamics when providing play therapy services.

This online training webinar will provide therapists a thorough look at the nature of alienation in the process of play therapy when children’s parents are separated and divorced and participants will learn how to appropriately identify alienation for the purpose of case conceptualization and treatment planning using playtherapy interventions.
Original recording date: June 10 2020 Length: 120 Minutes
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Define parental alienation based on the latest literature.
  • Identify and name 4 signs of an alienated child in the process of play therapy.
  • List 10 play therapy interventions appropriate for the process of navigating parental alienation.
  • Apply 5 clinical strategies to the play therapy treatment plan in the case parental alienation is identified.
    Bernet, W. (2020). Parental Alienation and Misinformation Proliferation. Family Court Review, 58(2), 293-307. doi:10.1111/fcre.12473

    Garber, B. D. (2014). The Chameleon Child: Children as Actors in the High Conflict Divorce Drama. Journal of Child Custody, 11(1), 25-40. doi:10.1080/15379418.2014.892805

    Johnston, J. R., & Sullivan, M. J. (2020). Parental Alienation: In Search of Common Ground For a More Differentiated Theory. Family Court Review, 58(2), 270-292. doi:10.1111/fcre.12472

    Warshak, R. A. (2020). Risks and Realities of Working with Alienated Children. Family Court Review, 58(2), 432-455. doi:10.1111/fcre.12481

    Johnston, J. R., Walters, M. G., & Friedlander, S. (2005). Therapeutic Work With Alienated Children And Their Families. Family Court Review, 39(3), 316-333. doi:10.1111/j.174-1617.2001.tb00613.x 5 Signs of Parental Alienation. (n.d.). Retrieved May 28, 2020, from https://www.socialworkdegreeguide.com/lists/5-signs-of-parental-alienation/

    Lorandos, D. (2020). Parental Alienation in U.S. Courts, 1985 to 2018. Family Court Review, 58(2), 322-339. doi:10.1111/fcre.12475

    Templer, K., Matthewson, M., Haines, J., & Cox, G. (2016). Recommendations for best practice in response to parental alienation: Findings from a systematic review. Journal of Family Therapy, 39(1), 103-122. doi:10.1111/1467-6427.12137

    Garber, B. D. (2011). Parental Alienation And The Dynamics Of The Enmeshed Parent-Child Dyad: Adultification, Parentification, And Infantilization. Family Court Review, 49(2), 322-335. doi:10.1111/j.1744-1617.2011.01374.x

    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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    Identifying and Navigating Parental Alienation in Play Therapy

    Identifying and Navigating Parental Alienation in Play Therapy

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



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