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).
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.
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.
APT credits available as listed in the course description are provided by Lynn Louise Wonders of Wonders Counseling Services, LLC approved provider 12-321. Play therapy credit available to mental health professionals only as listed in each course description. Courses that do no qualify for play therapy credit are clearly listed.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Lynn Louise Wonders' APT approval is valid through 2/28/2021. Credit is not guaranteed after that date. If you need APT credit for this course, please complete the course before 2/28/2021.
NBCC credits, when available are provided by Jennifer Taylor. 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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Jennifer Taylor's NBCC approval is valid through 2/28/2021. Credit is not guaranteed after that date. If you need NBCC credit for this course, please complete the course before 2/28/2021.
Technical support for this course is provided by Jennifer Taylor of Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Services, LLC.