Connecting the Clinical Dots: Assessment, Conceptualization, Treatment Planning, and Documentation in Play Therapy

Topics: Play Therapy, Children, Assessment, Teens, Treatment Plan, Documentation

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

Thursday, June 29, 2023
10:00 AM to 02:15 PM EST
4 CE Hours
$129.99 $99.99
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Connecting the Clinical Dots:  Assessment, Conceptualization, Treatment Planning, and Documentation in Play Therapy
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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 live interactive webinar
Course Description:
APT Primary Focus Area(s):
Skills and Methods: 4 CE
Total Play Therapy CE Hours: 4 CE

Note: This online event offers 4 CE  Association of Play Therapy (APT) for 4 CE Hours (non-contact) and meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar." See below for full details. 

This four-hour live webinar will provide a transtheoretical approach to the processes of assessing and developing a conceptualization of what the needs of child clients are to then develop an appropriate plan for therapy and maintain an ethically fit clinical record. Webinar participants will learn practical and specific skills and methods along with sample documentation tools and an opportunity to apply what they learn with a fictional case scenario.
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
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Connecting the Clinical Dots:  Assessment, Conceptualization, Treatment Planning, and Documentation in Play Therapy

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