Course Description

The Lease and Learn program makes course content available at a lower cost for a limited amount of time.  There are no APT or NBCC Credits available. Access  to the course material is limited to  30 days only. There are no refunds.

In this 1.5 hour recorded workshop, you will learn strategies to employ to complete a successful 90 minute play therapy intake. The parent intake session could be the most important session you will conduct in the process of play therapy.

What you ask and what you say in the initial parent intake session is critically important for case conceptualization, treatment planning and establishing important boundaries, policies and protocols.

These first 2 sessions are when you gather crucially important information for assessment and subsequent planning purposes.

After taking this training, participants will be able to achieve the following learning objectives: 

1. Explain how to establish initial rapport with parents and set parents as ease during the play therapy intake process.

2. List 5 valuable questions to ask during the initial play therapy intake process to gather history and systemic information critically important to your plan for treatment

3. Describe how to note and interpret non-verbal communication during the play therapy intake process.  

Includes  two sample forms to use in the Play Therapy Intake Session.


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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    • Learning Objectives

    • Course PowerPoint

    • Article

    • Course Video Recording

    • Parent intake form for child clients

    • Observational and Conceptualization Points from Initial Parent Intake

    • References