A Play Therapy Approach To School Refusal

Approved for 2 play therapy non-contact hours (APT Approved Provider 12-331) | taught by Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, CPCS, RPT-S, DCC

Course description

School Refusal is a challenging problem to manage.  The goal of the workshop is for you to learn how to take the lead role immediately and develop comprehensive play therapy based strategies on getting the child back to attending school on a regular basis.  Whether you are a school counselor or therapist you will learn play-based interventions and play therapy strategies to help  support the family and child in the common goal of attending school.  Learning objectives are:

1.  Participants using play therapy services with children will learn the characteristics and risk factors associated with school refusal.

2.  Participants will learn how to incorporate mindfulness based play therapy interventions as well as cognitive behavioral play based interventions. They will also learn how to incorporate exposure therapy in working with child and family to support the goal of attending school.

3.  Participants will learn how to help the school (teachers, school counselors, and administrators) support the progress of play therapy by using specific interventions at home and school that support the child and the family.


Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, CPCS, RPT-S, DCC
Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, CPCS, RPT-S, DCC
Guest Speaker

Lynn Louise Wonders is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, early childhood specialist and parenting coach.

She is the founder and director of Wonders Counseling Services, LLC, an APT-Approved Provider for play therapy continuing education offering clinical services, play therapy supervision and training as well as professional mentoring for therapists developing a career in play therapy.

Lynn is certified by Jack Canfield as a coach and trainer, offering seminars, small and large workshops and mastermind programs for therapists and other helping professionals online and in person world-wide.

Lynn leads a large community of play therapists from around the world on Facebook and has assisted well over 1,000 therapists in working toward RPT status and building thriving play therapy private practices.

Lynn has partnered with Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Services for the delivery and management of this course. 

Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Services is an Approved Provider with the Association for Play Therapy. (APT Approved Provider 12-331).  Play therapy credit available to mental health professionals only as listed in each course description.  Courses that do not qualify for play therapy credit are clearly listed. 

Jennifer Taylor has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider ACEP No. 6928.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly marked.  Jennifer Taylor is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.