Treating Trichotillomania with Play Therapy

Topics: Play Therapy, Anxiety, Children, Teens, Trichotillomania

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

2 CE Hours
$69.99 $39.99
Treating Trichotillomania with 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 Area(s):
Seminal Theories: 1 CE
Skills and Methods: 1 CE
Total Play Therapy CE Hours: 2 CE

Trichotillomania is currently classified as an “Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorder” in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition. This condition causes significant stress for children and teens and is treatable.

This 2-hour recorded training provides an overview of the diagnosis and treatment of trichotillomania using a play therapy approach combining cognitive behavioral play therapy, mindfulness-based play therapy techniques steeped in researched and evidence-based methods. 
Original recording date: June 10, 2020 Length: 120 minutes
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the nature of trichotillomania and name the possible causes for the development of this disorder in children.
  • Explain the benefits of cognitive behavioral based facilitative play therapy techniques as intervention to treat trichotillomania in child clients.
  • Describe how to use mindfulness-based play therapy techniques as interventions to treat trichotillomania in child clients.
  • Explain how to utilize a child-centered play therapy approach in working with children with trichotillomania.
  • Describe the importance of working closely with the parents of child clients receiving play therapy who suffer from trichotillomania.
    Farhat, L. C., Olfson, E., Levine, J. L., Li, F., Franklin, M. E., Lee, H. J., ... & Bloch, M.H. (2020). Measuring treatment response in pediatric trichotillomania: a meta-analysisof clinical trials. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 30(5), 306-315.

    Hamid, N., Bordbar, M., & Marashy, S. A. (2022). The effectiveness of habit reversaltraining with cognitive behavior therapy on quality of life and symptoms of trichotillomania patients. Medical Journal of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, 44(2), 116-126.

    Harrison, J.P., Franklin, M.E. Pediatric Trichotillomania. Curr Psychiatry Rep 14,188–196 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-012-0269-8

    Kazemi, N., Kooshki, S., & Emamipur, S. (2021). A Comparison of the Effectiveness ofMindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy inImproving the Time Perception of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD). Journal of Applied Family Therapy, 2(1), 200-219.

    Klobu?ar, A., Folnegovi?-Šmalc, V., Kocijan-Hercigonja, D., Sovi?, S., & Guli?, L.(2018). Clinical characteristics and comorbidity of pediatric trichotillomania: the study of 38 cases in Croatia. Psychiatria Danubina, 30(1), 79-84

    Lee, E. B., Homan, K. J., Morrison, K. L., Ong, C. W., Levin, M. E., & Twohig, M. P.(2020). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Trichotillomania: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Adults and Adolescents. Behavior Modification, 44(1), 70–91.https://doi.org/10.1177/0145445518794366

    Nesbitt, E. (2020). Behavioral therapy is a viable treatment option for children andadolescents with trichotillomania. Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates, 6)(2, 7.

    Patkar P, Patil AA, Singh I, Priyambada R, Chaudhury S. Trichotillomania in childhood: A case series. Ind Psychiatry J. 2021 Oct;30(Suppl 1):S243-S248. doi: 10.4103/0972-6748.328820. Epub 2021 Oct 22. PMID: 34908700; PMCID: PMC8611599.

    Wilton, E. P., Flessner, C. A., Brennan, E., Murphy, Y., Walther, M., Garcia, A., ... &Freeman, J. B. (2020). A neurocognitive comparison of pediatric obsessive-compulsivedisorder and trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder). Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 48(5), 733-744.

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

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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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    Treating Trichotillomania with Play Therapy

    Treating Trichotillomania with Play Therapy

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



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    Core Wellness Reviews

    Recorded Participant

    She was amazing. So knowledgeable, accepting and provided info on the "tough spots." So impressed.

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    Recorded Participant
    Brenna Carpenter, LCMHCS

    Thank you, Lynn, for introducing me to BFRBs in children and treating Trichotillomania in children! I have now put together a collection of information for parents, and books and activities to use when treating Trich in session. I review your handouts often to get more play therapy ideas to use in session for not just Trich, but other disorders.

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    Brenna Carpenter, LCMHCS
    Recorded participant

    Excellent in both theoretical and practical ways.

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