Course Description


APT credits available for this course are: 1 hour special topics | 1 hour skills and methods

During this training, participants will have an opportunity to learn about the practice and philosophy of mindfulness and how it relates to play therapy with child clients as the foundation of play therapy called Child Centered Play Therapy is all about practicing being present with the child (the essence of Mindfulness).

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


1. Describe the general philosophy and practice of “mindfulness” and how it relates to child centered play therapy as well as how this practice assists play therapists in being more present with child clients in the play room.

2. List 10 directive play techniques to utilize in the play room to assist child clients with increasing somatic and breath awareness.

3. List 5 play therapy relaxation techniques adapted for children ages 3-11 to assist child clients in developing skills for self-soothing.

4.Describe how relaxation exercises and play therapy techniques have a direct effect on increased awareness of thoughts, body sensations and control of breath to soothe the nervous system.

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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