Play Therapy with High Conflict Divorce and Custody Cases
Approved for 4 Non-Contact Hours By Wonders Counseling, LLC (APT Approved Provider 12-321) & 4 NBCC Credits By Jennifer Taylor ACEP No. 6928
APT credits available for this course are: 4 skills and methods
Providing play therapy for children whose parents are embroiled in a high conflict divorce and/or custody case is not for the faint of heart. With the proper skills set, clear polices and protocols and and an understanding of the intricacies and complexities of these kinds of cases a therapist who provides play therapy services will be prepared to avoid common pitfalls and keep the focus on helping the child through this very difficult time.
Often play therapists get in over their head because they aren’t properly trained to work with these intractable family dynamics.
This 4 hour workshop provides a very thorough and solid foundation of practical knowledge and guidance on how to use play therapy effectively while also knowing how to manage parents, guardians ad litem, lawyers and court if necessary.
This in-depth workshop includes copies of my proprietary documents including my policy forms and informed consent specific to cases involved in litigation as well as numerous resources and case scenarios based on real life cases.
After taking this training, participants will be able to achieve the following learning objectives:
1. Describe how to efficiently screen for red and yellow flags during the initial play therapy intake for the vital information that might otherwise be withheld.
2. Define and differentiate the appropriate role a therapist providing play therapy observes in a case involving a custody dispute apart from other roles such as that of a custody evaluator.
3. Name 3 elements of the process of setting and maintaining clear boundaries with parents in order to protect the integrity of the play therapy process.
4. Define concepts of alienation, polarization and loyalty conflict.
5. Identify elements of alienation, polarization and loyalty conflict and describe how to manage the therapeutic process with the child in play therapy and the parents when these elements have been identified.
6. Describe how to ethically document, communicate with attorneys and guardians ad litem and be prepared for court testimony if needed.
Learning ObjectivesFREE PREVIEW
Training Refund PolicyFREE PREVIEW
Tips For Completing This Course
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Course Audio Recording
A Note About Sample FormsFREE PREVIEW
Lynn Louise Wonders Intake Paperwork
Divorce and Custody Roles Agreement
Course Evaluation (Required)
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