** This course is being retired. In order to obtain APT credit, you must complete the course by March 1, 2020.**
When children habitually become flooded emotionally, cry and scream readily and seem to be unable to calm themselves we call this “dysregulation.” This 2 hour webinar will address the neuroscience of dysregulation as well as how particular directive and facilitative play therapy interventions can assist in helping children learn how to self-soothe, how to regulate and develop skills for problem solving and adaptive expression.
After taking this training, participants will be able to achieve the following learning objectives:
1. Describe how brain development and brain functioning relate to child clients coming to play therapy with high levels of emotional reactivity.
2. List 15 facilitative play therapy interventions for the play room to help children experience a cooling off of the overheated emotional mid-brain and an ability to then learn new skills for problem solving and adaptive expression which yields an experience of mastery and empowerment.
3. Explain how to engage the parents and other caretakers using playful techniques that can be observed at home and school to diffuse and circumvent emotional boil-overs as well as ways to reinforce the course of the play therapy treatment plan outside of the play room.
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.