The Initial Parent Call For Play Therapy

1 hour Play Therapy Non-Contact hour (APT Approved Provider 12-331) & 2 NBCC Credit Hours | taught by Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S

Course description

In this one hour recorded workshop, you will learn how to look for red flags, how to listen for what the parent is and is not telling you and how to know when it’s best to refer the client to another therapist or agency. That initial phone call with a parent of a prospective child client is perhaps the most important point in determining appropriateness for play therapy services with you. Without this knowledge, many play therapists have found themselves stepping into a very messy situation where they are later pulled into court or faced with having to repeatedly address a difficult parent who interferes with your ability to provide the play therapy services you are there to provide.

The Learning Objectives are:

1. Identify the 2 important purposes of the initial parent phone call 

2. Learn the 4 screening points to qualify an appropriate client for play therapy services. 

3. Learn to screen for potentially high risk scenarios for which play therapy services may not be appropriate 

4. Learn a specific outline of rules and steps to utilize in order to achieve proper screening for appropriateness.


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.