Course Description

APT credits available for this course are: 2 hours special topics

In this 2-hour webinar, we will explore the complexities of conducting the parent intake, establishing the treatment plan and finding appropriate and strategic ways to involve the parents when one or both parents exhibit very difficult behavioral and personality traits in order to preserve the therapeutic relationship with the child and ensure the integrity of the play therapy process.

After taking this training, participants will be able to achieve the following learning objectives:

  1. Name 7 types of common challenging personality types difficult parents present before and during the play therapy process.
  2. List 10 specific strategies on how to navigate the relationship with challenging parents effectively so as to preserve the integrity of the play therapy process for and with the child client.
  3. Explain why it is important to develop strategies for overcoming the challenges of working with challenging parents in the process of play therapy.


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

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