Course Description

APT credit hours available for this course are: 30 minutes theory| 1 hour skills and methods

Many young children suffer from anxiety when it is time to go to bed for the night. This 1.5 hour training will review the nature of this kind of anxiety and provide practical interventions for therapists to use in order to help children and parents overcome those challenges.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the nature of nighttime and bedtime anxiety in children ages 4 – 10
  2. Describe the theoretical basis for using a combination of cognitive behavioral play therapy and attachment-based play therapy to treating night and bedtime anxiety.
  3. List 10 play therapy interventions you can use to help children and families with this presenting issue.


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. 

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