Allan Gonsher

Allan Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S

Graduate of Columbia University’s School of Social Work. He is an internationally recognized speaker and guest lecturer. He has been a RPTS and College instructor for over 40 years. Allan is the founder and President of Kids Inc., a specialized therapy organization with offices in Omaha and Overland Park.

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  • (Live 12/17/19) Everything You Wanted To Know About Play Therapy

    $60.00

    LIVE Dec. 17, 2019 12:00-2:00 PM CST

    (Contact)-2 CEs. Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT-S

    In today’s world of Therapy there are many unanswered questions, dilemmas, challenges, and concerns. Ask your questions about transference, trauma, abuse, setting up a play room, clients who are late (ALWAYS), or kids who have to go to the bathroom. Allan Gonsher, a Master Play Therapist/Supervisor, President of Kids-Inc, has amassed hundreds of these questions over his 40 year career of working with children ( 11 and younger) and their families. Send in your questions, ask them on-line, or just sit back and enjoy his insights/expertise in addressing many of these issues.

  • Top 3 Presenting Problems for Play Therapy

    $60.00

    2 CEs (Non-Contact) Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT-S

    Different settings, different times, different approaches need to be considered when claiming “Top 3” presenting problems in Play Therapy. The following: 1) Divorce, 2) Social Skills for children, and 3) Parenting will be discussed in this webinar. Defining the problem, describing how the problem “enters’ the Play Room, the conceptualization of the case, and proven successful approaches/ techniques will be discussed. This webinar will challenge you to think about your most “popular” presenting problems and how to approach them.

  • The Beginning, Middle and Ends of Play Therapy

    $60.00

    (Non-Contact) 2 CEs. Presenter: Allan Gonsher

    Play Therapy, like life has Beginnings, middles and and endings. How to do an intake, how to do the therapy, and how to say goodbye. Essential components of understanding and implementing during our journey with our clients. This “jammed packed” 2 hour webinar will challenge you to think about creative, innovative, and engaging intake strategies. In addition, participants will learn about engaging and keeping clients involved with the therapy. And, finally, understanding and being prepared for “good-byes” will be discussed. If you want a thorough, comprehensive, and challenging webinar that will be riveted with facts, research and techniques, you need to take this one!!!!

  • Foster Care/Adoption and Play Therapy

    $30.00

    1 CE (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S

    Understanding the complexity of the foster care system and navigating the challenges of adoption can best be understood by an expert in the field. Dr. Fine spent more than 50 years practicing in these challenging fields by using Individual, Family, and Play Therapy with children. Attachment, loss, displacement, abuse, and continuity are but a few of the topics to be discussed as it is related to Play Therapy. Dr. Fine mentored Allan Gonsher for 35 years, and will be interviewed by him.

  • Intro to EMDR/Play Therapy

    $30.00

    1 CE (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S with Kris Walpus, LIMHP, RPT

    EMDR “meets” Play Therapy, what are they about? There are many different approaches to working with children. Here is your opportunity to learn about the basics of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in Play Therapy. Clinical examples of both approaches will be provided. The opportunity to hear from two experts in the field is an added bonus. This webinar will compare, contrast, and challenge each of these very effective ways of helping children through life challenges.

  • Getting Ready for School…Does that have anything to do with Play Therapy and a Play Room?

    $30.00

    1 CE (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S

    Often kids are referred to counselors at the beginning of the school year. Is it play therapy, behavior management, family counseling, or medication management?? Play therapists need to understand, appreciate, suggest, guide, and confront “school issues” that enter the play room. Do different toys mean different things during school, summer school, breaks? What toys do we use? How? When? This workshop will address all these issues.

  • Stop it! Should I bully and tease or just be sarcastic? Does this have any relationship to Play Therapy?

    $30.00

    1 CE (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S

    Many of our children are bullied and teased at school. As clinicians, we need to distinguish between bullying, teasing, and being sarcastic in play therapy. Too often children end up tattling and blaming which creates additional problems for all involved. When all these sensitive behaviors take place, we miss opportunities to help children focus on building a strong self-esteem in order to navigate these aggressive behaviors.

  • The Holidays: Using Play Therapy to Help Children Deal with the Holidays

    $30.00

    1 CE (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S

    During the Holiday “season” we often forget about children’s challenges in school, family, friends, and within themselves.  Depression, anxiety, and ADHD are often diagnosed and treated more heavily during these stressful times.  What happened to the joy, fun, and warm feelings that were characteristic during Holiday “seasons”?  Watching children in the play room with the use/intervention of defined play therapy techniques can often help children emancipate from difficult relationships, feelings, or behavior.  Play therapy 101 can/should be implemented during this season.

  • Using a Potpourri of Play Therapy Techniques

    $30.00

    1 CE (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S

    This webinar will discuss several topics/techniques as they apply to child development.  Families deal with bedtime/naps, the “witching hour”, parents who travel, and Sunday night planning for the week.   Are these parenting issues? Clinical challenges?  Or both?  Play Therapy, Filial and Theraplay are some of the different approaches to helping organize and structure a family that will be explained and applied.

  • Food, Playing House, The Popcorn Walk, What is “Nurturing” in Play Therapy?

    $30.00

    1 CE (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S

    This webinar will discuss play therapy techniques on how to nurture children in the play room. The use of food, “playing house”, and taking a Popcorn Walk are some of the techniques that will be discussed.

  • Play Therapy Techniques: Using The Ball And The Phone

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact) 1 CE.

    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LCSW, RPT-S.

    This webinar will talk about how to connect with children who are oppositional, shy, or distant in play therapy. For many children interacting is very uncomfortable. Speaking is very uncomfortable. Therefore, the use of the ball or the phone can help a child express some of those feelings. The webinar will show different ways to use the ball and the phone in order to talk with the child.

  • Termination In Play Therapy

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-contact)-1 CE.
    Allan M. Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S.
    Termination with clients has many different expressions, i.e., planned, premature, and abrupt. Discussion of terminations and its impact on both the clinician and the client is often ignored. Planning for an abrupt ending of play therapy is within the framework of this webinar. Termination with toys, words, letters can often help in this process.

  • Technique II: “The Window” Hoops, Cars, Monsters, and more techniques in Play Therapy

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact) 1 CE.

    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S.

    It is essential for clinicians to have a theoretical foundation to all of their work. Even the design of the play room and toys used are an extension of one’s conceptualization, articulation, and expression of the modality they use in play therapy. It never hurts to have some “tricks” (techniques) up one’s sleeve. Learn some new techniques in play therapy that can be implemented with a myriad of presenting problems.

  • Play Therapy Odds and Ends: Play Therapy Humility

    $60.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-contact) 2 CEs.

    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S.

    During the Holiday “season” we often forget about children’s challenges in school, family, friends, and within themselves. Depression, anxiety, and ADHD are often diagnosed and treated more heavily during these stressful times. What happened to the joy, fun, and warm feelings that were characteristic during Holiday “seasons”? Watching children in the play room with the use/intervention of defined play therapy techniques can often help children emancipate from difficult relationships, feelings, or behavior.

  • Play Therapy or Family Therapy…Which Do I Choose?

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-contact)-1 CE.
    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LCSW, RPT-S.
    When clinicians decide to see a family and/or work with a child, an immediate decision needs to be made: Do we see the child alone or do we visit with the family? Play Therapists, depending on their training and theoretical bias, will proceed from that vantage point. This webinar will address these initial choices that Play therapists make, explore options in Play Therapy, and provide specific Play Therapy individual/family techniques to help children and their families.

  • Play Therapy Supervision And Multicultural Issues

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-contact)-1 CE.
    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LCSW, RPT-S with Rebeca Chow, LPC, LCPC, RPT/S.

    Supervision is a very complicated process which needs to be addressed in the field of Play Therapy. Issues related to the supervisors, and supervisee can be very sensitive. Multicultural/discussions are required. Male/female, age, length in field, experience, transference, initial impressions, are some of the factors one can/should consider when talking about multicultural challenges and Play Therapy. This and more will be presented in this webinar by two highly talented, experienced clinicians.

  • Mad, Sad, Glad – Play Therapy and Countertransference

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non- Contact) 1 CE.

    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S.

    This webinar will discuss the feelings that many children have and their impact on the therapist. Often we complicate children’s feelings by talking too much, ignoring non-verbal “feelings” or assigning tasks to express them in play therapy. We will talk about “relaxing” with feelings of children. 

  • The 10 Second Commercial, Silence, And Soft Moments… New Techniques In Play Therapy

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-contact)-1 CE.
    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LCSW, RPT-S.
    This webinar will discuss play therapy techniques on how to interact with a child. The relationship is a critical component in the progress of children expressing their inner-most thoughts and feelings. Soft moments, 10 second commercials, silence and other techniques will be demonstrated.

  • The Doll House in EMDR & in Play Therapy

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact) 1 CE.
    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S.

  • The Paradigm Of The Beginnings Work With Clients In Play Therapy The First Contact

    $60.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact) 2 CEs.
    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S.
    This webinar will discuss referral sources, the initial call, the decision to use individual play therapy or family work, and many other intricate considerations when engaging a client for the first time. We often lose sight of the “joining” aspect of therapy and find ourselves with cancellations or no shows when the initial contact has not been established. This webinar contains wonderful insights into the appreciation of play therapy and its impact on engaging clients.

  • The Paradigm of the “Beginnings” Work with Clients in Play Therapy: The Actual Contact

    $60.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-contact) 2 CEs.
    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S.
    When we meet our clients for the first time, understanding waiting room etiquette, entering into our playroom/play therapy room and conducting the actual first session are all complicated matters. It is helpful to conceptualize and discuss these topics in order to understand what techniques/approaches will be helpful in addressing the presenting problem. play therapy might be part of the solution, but NOT THE solution.

  • The Paradigm of the “Beginnings” Work with Clients in Play Therapy: The Day After

    $60.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact) 2 CEs.
    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S.
    After the first session hopefully we have established the goals, objectives, and timeline by which our work will unfold. To those ends, have we stopped to consider are we going to see the child in individual play therapy, the parent(s); are we going to introduce the child to the playroom or the parents to therapy; how will we end each session; and how will we setup the next session. All of these, and more intricate sensitive aspects of play therapy, will be discussed in this webinar. Examples and techniques on how to be effective in our session after our first meeting will be shared.

  • The School Year Is Beginning: Play Therapy With The School Counselor, Agency Therapist, And Private Practitioner….What Common Interests Do We Share?

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact)-1 CE.
    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LCSW, RPT-S.
    This is the time of year where ALL therapists working with kids begin planning, organizing, thinking, and resolving what they want to accomplish and achieve for the coming year. Perfect time of year…..SCHOOL IS STARTING…..This webinar will explore ALL the areas of “kids” work during this time of year from different professional’s roles, i.e. school, private or an agency clinician. Learn to conceptualize this time of year and the what we do, AND leave with a handful of new play therapy techniques in helping this population.

  • History of Play Therapy: The Timeline and Personalities

    $60.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact) 2 CEs.

    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S.

    This webinar will present a timeline of the evolution of play therapy. Highlighting the personalities which led this incredible approach to therapy for children will take place. By dividing the webinar into 4 distinctive decades a better appreciation and understanding of play therapy will emerge.

  • History of Play Therapy: The Theories of Play and Play Therapy

    $60.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact) 2 CEs.

    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S.

    The understanding of the History of play therapy is critical for clinicians in order to appreciate their own theoretical practice. The theory of play and play therapy is an integral part of learning about play therapy. This webinar will discuss all of the above in a fascinating and engaging manner.

  • History of Play Therapy: The Evolution of the Theories

    $60.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact) 2 CEs.

    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S.

    This webinar will educate participants as to how the theories of Play Therapy emerged. Understanding the relationships between theories and their evolution helps clinicians appreciate their own style of practicing Play Therapy. Contrasting Play Therapy with other modalities will also be discussed. Peering into a crystal ball will enable us to see what Play Therapy will encounter in the future.

  • Ethics In Play Therapy

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact)-1 CE.

    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LCSW, RPT-S.

    This webinar will discuss the ethics that surround children and Play Therapy. We will discuss issues that apply to therapy in general, but will also include issues which impact children, young families, and how they are played out in Play Therapy.

  • Case Loads Increase In Summer. March, Play Therapy And Summer Are All Connected

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact) 1 CE.

    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S.

    March is the time of year clinicians should be preparing clients for summer. March is the time of year to establish a strong business plan for the summer. March Play Therapy work leads to successful summer clinical and business decisions. Hear how Play Therapy addresses all the above in your play room.

  • Protect Yourself…..Preventing Unwarranted Accusations in Play Therapy

    $60.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-contact)-2 CEs.
    Presenter: Allan Gonsher

    In today’s world clinicians need to be aware of situations which can “compromise” his/her work. Whether it is touch, ethical accusations or suggested inappropriate behavior, clinicians need to be prepared. Play therapy has a lot to say about these situations. This webinar is being taught by Allan M. Gonsher, a master clinician for almost 40 years. He will address issues that all clinicians that work with children need to consider from the release of information forms, videotaping, to engagement with skeptical/aggressive parents. This is a Play Therapy webinar not to be missed.

  • Tragedy, Destructive Politics and Anger: How Does That Affect Children Who Come To A Play Therapist? by Allan Gonsher

    $30.00

    1 CE (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT-S

    In today’s world where there is tragedy, destructive politics, and anger it will, of course, impact our children.  Whether these are issues which cause the children to be referred to our offices ( the presenting problem) or they are simply the atmosphere that impacts our children’s lives, we Play Therapists need to be understanding, objective, and practical. This webinar will address issues that touch children’s lives, discuss the theoretical challenges children and clinicians must address, explore counter-transferential issues, and provide practical play therapy techniques to help our client population.

  • The Paradigm of the “Beginnings” Work with Clients in Play Therapy: The First Session

    $60.00

    (Non-Contact) 2 CEs. Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S.

    Understanding and accepting that the first session could be individual play therapy with a child, or could be a family/couple session, or could ultimately be divorce work, or could be parenting, helps clinicians begin the therapeutic process. All of these paradigms are therapeutic questions we need to ask before a client walks into the office. This webinar will challenge our theoretical foundation and help us better articulate why, when, and how we employ what we employ to begin the work with clients. With this backdrop, the first session in play therapy begins a more manageable task.

  • Divorce And Children In Play Therapy

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact)-1 CEU.

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S.

    This webinar will discuss the theoretical underpinnings of “divorce therapy” and its impact on children. Maintaining distinct boundaries between the parents, communication between parents, parenting and other specific ideas will be discussed. Many ideas/techniques will be provided. 

  • Protect Yourself…..Preventing Unwarranted Accusations

    $60.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-contact)-2 CEUs.
    Presenter: Allan Gonsher

    In today’s world clinicians need to be aware of situations which can “compromise” his/her work. Whether it is touch, ethical accusations or suggested inappropriate behavior, clinicians need to be prepared. This webinar is being taught by Allan M. Gonsher, a master clinician for almost 40 years. He will address issues that all clinicians that work with children need to consider from the release of information forms, videotaping, to engagement with skeptical/aggressive parents. This is a webinar not to be missed.

  • Tragedy, Destructive Politics and Anger

    $30.00

    1 CEU (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT-S

    In today’s world where there is tragedy, destructive politics, and anger it will, of course, impact our children.  Whether these are issues which cause the children to be referred to us ( the presenting problem) or they are simply the atmosphere that impacts our children’s lives, we need to be understanding, objective, and practical. This webinar will address issues that touch children’s lives, discuss the theoretical challenges children and clinicians must address, explore counter-transferential issues, and provide practical techniques to help.

  • The Paradigm Of The Beginnings Work With Clients: The First Contact

    $60.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact) 2 CEUs.
    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S.
    This webinar will discuss referral sources, the initial call, the decision to use individual or family work, and many other intricate considerations when engaging a client for the first time. We often lose sight of the “joining” aspect of therapy and find ourselves with cancellations or no shows when the initial contact has not been established.

  • Termination

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-contact)-1 CEU.
    Allan M. Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S.
    Termination with clients has many different expressions, i.e., planned, premature, and abrupt. Discussion of terminations and its impact on both the clinician and the client is often ignored. Planning for an abrupt ending of therapy is within the framework of this webinar. Termination with toys, words, letters can often help in this process.

  • Ethics

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact)-1 CEU.

    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LCSW, RPT-S.

    This webinar will discuss the ethics that surround children and therapy. We will discuss issues that apply to therapy in general, but will also include issues which impact children, young families, and how they are played out in Play Therapy.

  • Getting Ready for School

    $30.00

    1 CEU (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S

    Often kids are referred to counselors at the beginning of the school year. Is it behavior management, family counseling, or medication management?? Professionals need to understand, appreciate, suggest, guide, and confront “school issues” that enter the play room. Do different toys mean different things during school, summer school, breaks? What toys do we use? How? When? This workshop will address all these issues.

  • The 10 Second Commercial, Silence, And Soft Moments… New Techniques

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-contact)-1 CEU.
    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LCSW, RPT-S.
    This webinar will discuss techniques on how to interact with a child. The relationship is a critical component in the progress of children expressing their inner-most thoughts and feelings. Soft moments, 10 second commercials, silence and other techniques will be demonstrated.

  • Technique II: “The Window” Hoops, Cars, Monsters, and more techniques

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact) 1 CEU.

    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S.

    It is essential for clinicians to have a theoretical foundation to all of their work.  It never hurts to have some “tricks” (techniques) up one’s sleeve. Learn some new techniques that can be implemented with a myriad of presenting problems.

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