Addressing Anxiety Disorders in Children with Play Therapy …with Lynn Louise Wonders LPC, RPT-S, CPCS
$125 – includes 6 contact hours of approved play therapy training
Connect Counseling Center, LLC
2055 N. Mount Juliet Rd. Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Saturday, 24 August 2019
8:00 AM — 3:00 PM (with 1-hour independent lunch break)
Anxiety disorders impact all of us in the work we do with children. The anxiety may come in different guises and presentations but we see it on a daily basis. We witness the worries and fears of children and may wonder how to equip them adequately with tools and support. Come spend a day recharging and learning at this 6-hour workshop presented by Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS and hosted by Connect Counseling Center, LLC.
Lynn Louise Wonders will explore the use of child-centered play therapy, cognitive behavioral play therapy, bibliotherapy, and creative/expressive play therapy to assist children who are diagnosed with common childhood anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, trichotillomania, separation anxiety disorder, social anxiety and selective mutism as well as specific phobias.
This workshop will also examine what the evidence in the research literature shows about the use of play therapy with children suffering with anxiety and you will have an experiential opportunity to practice some interventions and address treatment planning.
Participants will be able to achieve the following learning objectives:
1. Name the tenets of child-centered play therapy outlined by Virginia Axline, PhD and Garry Landreth, EdD and explain why these tenets are the important foundation for all play therapy interventions with children.
2. Define and describe the elements of cognitive behavioral play therapy based on the research and publications of Susan Knell, PhD.
3. List and describe 6 common childhood anxiety disorders.
4. Enumerate reasons play-based therapeutic interventions are effective.
5. Recite at least 10 directive play therapy interventions that can be introduced to help children with anxiety disorders.
6. Create a mock treatment plan for a fictional case including case conceptualization, goals, objectives and plan for interventions.
Learn More About Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS
Lynn Louise Wonders, has been providing play therapy services since 2003 and has been providing play therapy supervision, consultation and play therapy training since 2010. She developed an early childhood social and emotional curriculum and now trains and certifies child therapists to be providers of this program in preschool settings. Lynn identifies herself as a “prescriptive play therapist” and teaches play therapy from the perspective that it is in the client’s best interest when we can customize a goal directed treatment plan using a collection of approaches and tools depending on the individual needs of the client. Lynn is the author of When Parents Are at War: A Child Therapist’s Guide to Navigating High Conflict Divorce & Custody Cases. You can learn more about Lynn’s work at www.WondersCounseling.com