Course Description

** This course is being retired.  In order to obtain APT credit, you must complete the course by March 1, 2020.**

In this video interview, Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC CPCS, RPT-S, DCC gives mental health clinicians insight into the intricacies of the court process and the specific risks and challenges faced by play therapists when involved in custody or other court proceedings. Lynn shares her best practices from the initial phone call for services all the way through dealing with subpoenas and testifying in court and how they pertain specifically to play therapy practice.  Don't open another play therapy case without listening to this session. 

Learning Objectives:

1. You will learn why play therapists are particularly vulnerable to becoming involved with divorce and custody litigation.

2. You will receive a brief overview of how to screen and assess for “red flag” situations and personalities in parents seeking play therapy services for their children.

3. You will receive a brief overview of the policies and protocols you need to have in place for your play therapy practice set forth in your informed consent.

4. You will learn about how to protect yourself in your role as a play therapist from litigious parents, aggressive attorneys and the family court system.

5. You will receive a brief overview of the concept of parental alienation as seen through the lens of the play therapy process


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


5 star rating

Most worthwhile course

Kathleen Salmon

This was an exceptionally helpful interview. I appreciated the focus on the topic and practical tips. I think that if this summit is done again, the intervie...

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This was an exceptionally helpful interview. I appreciated the focus on the topic and practical tips. I think that if this summit is done again, the interviews should be modeled on this one. Thank you.

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This course is included in the 2017 Play Therapy All Access Pass.

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