Play Therapy With The Perfectionistic Child

Approved for 2 APT Non-Contact Hours (APT Approved Provider 12-331): 2 NBCC clock hours available. | taught by Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S

Course description

When a child feels pressure to be perfect, to do everything perfectly, whether it comes from an external source or internally, it can wreak havoc on a child’s ability to function as a happy, normal child. In this 2 hour webinar we will explore the nature of this very specific kind of anxiety and when it may cross over into OCD. We will look at how to use play therapy to assist children with perfectionism to create new ways of of thinking, seeing and behaving so that they can have a more relaxed and joyful quality of life.


Learning Objectives: 

  1. Participants will receive a brief overview of childhood anxiety disorders specifically related to perfectionistic tendencies and will learn how to identify these tendencies when a child is in the play room.
  2. Participants will learn play therapy techniques to address the child’s perfectionistic thinking and behaving through creative interventions that allow the child to have new and eventually liberating experiences in the play room.
  3. Participants will learn specific ways to help parents of perfectionistic children to examine how they may be unknowingly contributing to these challenges as well as receive psycho-education and parenting support to enhance and compliment the aims of the play therapy treatment plan.
Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S
Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S
Guest Speaker

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.