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Play Therapy- Anxiety Disorders AND Children of High Conflict Divorce

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Come learn the power of play as an agent of change to the process of healing and growth for children.

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Treating Childhood Anxiety Disorders with Play Therapy

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Play Therapy with Children of Divorce: Navigating High Conflict Divorce & Custody Cases

Presented by: Lynn Louise Wonders LPC, RPT-S, CPCS

March 6&7, 2020

Hotel Ballast 301 North Water Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Program Description

Day 1: Treating Childhood Anxiety Disorders with Play Therapy:

This 6-hour workshop will help participants understand how to apply the therapeutic power of play as an agent of change to the process of healing and growth for children presenting with a variety of anxiety disorders. This workshop will provide seminal theory training including a thorough review of the tenets, principles and practices of child centered play therapy as well as an advanced perspective on the application of cognitive behavioral play therapy with anxiety disorders with children. We will examine the anxiety disorders most often diagnosed in children along with symptomology and the way children present with these disorders. Participants will receive training in skills and methods training specific to play therapy treatment planning and will receive play therapy interventions that can be utilized with children diagnosed with anxiety disorders.

Day 2: Play Therapy with Children of Divorce: Navigating High Conflict Divorce & Custody Cases:

This 6-hour presentation will provide participants instruction on the special topic of how to conduct play therapy services for children and families who are going through a high conflict divorce or custody case. The training will provide therapists with detailed information about the nature of these kinds of cases and the policies and protocols that are needed to preserve the integrity of the play therapy services. Play therapy treatment planning and strategies for managing dynamics with parents in the process will be an important component of this day of training. We will be reviewing specific play therapy interventions that help children whose parents are engaged in high conflict divorce and custody disputes to process emotions and achieve a sense of age-appropriate personal identity, ownership of feelings and thoughts and respectful assertiveness skills in the midst of the high conflict family dynamics. This training will qualify for 1 hour of special topics, 2 hours of skills and methods, 1 hour of seminal.

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Lynn Louise Wonders LPC, RPT-S, CPCS

Lynn Louise Wonders is a licensed professional counselor, registered play therapist-supervisor and a certified professional counselor supervisor in the state of Georgia. She has nearly 20 years of clinical experience providing psychotherapy services to children and families, and has been providing play therapy training and case consultation/supervision and practice development support to therapists all around the world since 2010. Lynn has a vast catalog online recorded play therapy training and travels throughout the United States and abroad to provide play therapy training in person. Lynn is the author of When Parents Are at War: A Child Therapist's Guide to Navigating High Conflict Divorce & Custody Cases.

Conference Schedule

Friday March 6, 2020

8:15-9:00am Registration

9:00-12:15pm Morning Session

12:15-1:30pm NCAPT Board Meeting ( Lunch is provided)

1:30-4:45 pm Afternoon Session

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CE Hrs.: 6.00 hrs.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of day one participants will be able to:

1. Recite Axline's principles of child centered play therapy and the significance of these principles as foundation to the play therapy process.

2. Describe the theoretical basis for using cognitive behavioral play therapy with children diagnosed with anxiety disorders.

3. Name 5 common anxiety disorders with which children are often diagnosed.

4. List 3 symptoms for each of the 5 anxiety disorder diagnoses learned.

5. Demonstrate ability to formulate a goal directed play therapy treatment plan for children diagnosed with an anxiety disorder

6. Name 10 cognitive behavioral play therapy interventions to be used with children who are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

Saturday March 7, 2020

8:30-9:00am Registration

9:00-12:15pm Morning Session

12:15-1:30pm Lunch is on your own

1:30-4:45pm Afternoon Session

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CE Hrs.: 6.00 hrs.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of day two participants will be able to:

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 throughout the play therapy process.

7. Name 10 play based interventions to use with children whose families are involved in a high conflict divorce or custody

Conference Information

Conference Venue: Hotel Ballast – Wilmington North CarolinaHotel Ballast Reservations:Toll Free: 1-800-HILTONS

On-Line Reservations:All online reservations can be made through this Link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/up/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=ILMWRUP&spec_plan=THP&arrival=20200306&departure=20200308&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

A limited number of conference volunteer opportunities are available for NCAPT members. If you are interested, please contact Conference Chair at smith.lilianne@gmail.com

This program is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Association for Play Therapy and The Institute for Continuing Education. The program offers 12.00 CE contact hrs. ( 6.00 hrs. per day). CE credit is awarded on a day-by-day basis, with full attendance required for the days you attend. There is no additional fee to make application for CE credit. Application forms will be available on-site. If you have questions regarding continuing education, the program, faculty, please contact The Institute at: 251-990-5030; e-mail: instconted@aol.com

NOTE: To receive continuing education credit, applicants must complete all CE materials, sign in/out at designated locations, and submit an evaluation form for the sessions attended.

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets the regulations of their state licensing/certification board.

Psychology: The Institute for Continuing Education is an organization approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Counseling/MFT: For counselors seeking credit The Institute for Continuing Education will submit a co-sponsorship application to NBCC for this program.

Social Work: Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. This website will be updated regarding accreditation approval.

Play Therapy: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to sponsor continuing education specific to play therapy. The Institute maintains responsibility for the program. APT Provider 98-040.

Teaching Methodology: May include lecture, audio-visual, demonstrations, video clips, large and small group discussions.

Skills Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Registration Fees:Includes Conference, Lunch on Friday and snack breaks

Online registration ends on March 5, 2020. Onsite registration available the date of conference for additional $20 fee. A $25 administrative fee will be charged for cancelled registrations. No refunds or cancellations offered after February 24, 2020.

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If you have questions or any ADA special needs please contact Lilianne Smith smith.lilianne@gmail.com

NCAPT focuses on continuing the educational needs of Play Therapy Professionals, informing interested individuals about Play Therapy and linking students with professionals in the field.

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