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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  • 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.

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