Course Description

APT credits available for this course are: 2 hours theory|2 hours skills and methods

When children are diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) the plan for treatment requires a careful examination of the context for the child’s symptoms and the degree of symptom severity in order to determine the best approach for treatment using play therapy. This 4 hour webinar will provide a theoretical overview of three approaches to play therapy, training on how to discern which theoretical approach is most appropriate and what interventions are best for a child depending on the context and severity of symptoms.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Name the diagnostic criteria for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in children ages 4-11.
  2. Describe the theoretical basis for three approaches to play therapy that can be utilized with GAD.
  3. Explain the reasons for including parents in the play therapy process with children diagnosed with GAD.
  4. List 15 play therapy interventions tied in to specific treatment planning goals.
  5. Apply theoretical basis and appropriate intervention implementation to case examples.

Instructor

Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S

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. 

Course curriculum

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