Professional Development for School Counselors

One or Two CEUs are available for each workshop. After the workshops, complete the quiz to receive your CEU. Kids Inc. is an approved provider of Play Therapy Continuing Education by the Association for Play Therapy, APT Approved Provider 10-275.

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  • (Live 12/10/19) Help! How can play therapists, parents, and school districts work together to support a child with possible developmental/academic delays?

    $60.00

    LIVE Dec. 10, 2019 7:00-9:00 PM CST

    (Contact)-2 CEs. Presenter: Barb McMahill & Mendy Chandler

    Many times a play therapist is the first professional a child sees.  S/he may notice developmental and/or academic delays. How can the therapist connect with the school professionals? How does this connecting begin even before children are “school-age”?.  This webinar will provide information on detecting, assessing, and treating a child with delays. This webinar will outline how to partner with a school district and the parents.

  • Technology and social media: What does that mean to play therapists, school counselors, social workers, teachers and parents?

    $60.00

    (Non-Contact) 2 CEs. Barb McMahill and Kimberly Mollenhour. 

    Toddlers to school-aged children are bombarded every day with technology and social media.  Participants in this webinar will learn about the effects technology and social media have on children. Suggestions will be given on how play therapists, school counselors, social workers, teachers and parents can help navigate that journey

  • School Bundle

    $120.00

    1 CE-Getting Ready for School
    1 CE-The School Year Is Beginning
    2 CEs-Technology and Social Media

  • Interventions For Anxiety In The Classroom

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-contact)-1 CEU.
    Presenter: Cathy Canfield, MSW, LCSW, LICSW.
    Recent studies have shown that 1 of every 8 children will experience anxiety. The more anxious a child is at school, the less they are able to access learning and follow classroom structure. Anxiety fully encompasses our minds, emotions and bodies. Learn how to support the anxious child in a classroom with interventions.

  • Screening Suicide

    $60.00

    2 CEUs (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Lisa Cowart, LPC, RPT-S, NCC

    Learn how to conceptualize suicide risk and protective factors during the suicide screening process.  Explore suicide screening tools and limitations.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Using The Ball And The Phone

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact) 1 CEU.

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

    This webinar will talk about how to connect with children who are oppositional, shy, or distant. 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.

  • Stop it! Should I bully and tease or just be sarcastic?

    $30.00

    1 CEU (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. 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: How To Help Children Deal with the Holidays

    $30.00

    1 CEU (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”?

  • Mindfulness

    $60.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact)  2 CEUs.

    Presenter:Tammi Van Hollander.

    Children live in a busy world where there is little time to slow down their bodies and their minds. By incorporating mindful practices, children’s nervous systems are quieted, attention and focus is increased and anxiety is alleviated. Mindfulness teaches relaxation, heart-centered kindness and compassion to help children become more empathic and compassionate. You will learn the differences of adult and child mindfulness process as well as the many benefits it has on the child, clinician and family.

  • Using a Potpourri of Techniques

    $30.00

    1 CEU (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 And More

    $30.00

    1 CEU (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT-S

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

  • The Doll and the Doll House

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-contact) 1 CE.
    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S.
    When using toys in a play room one needs to be very aware of symbolism, location, and relationship they have with each other. Toys are not simply “Toys” in Play therapy. When setting up a play room where the Doll House and its dolls are located are a very significant issue. Who chooses the Doll House, what does each movement in the house mean, how is it set up, who talks, what is the symbolism of each piece of furniture, are just some of the topics to be covered in this webinar. Be prepared to be challenged in how you implement Play therapy in relation to the Doll House.

  • How is ‘Being Mean’ Played Out in Play Therapy

    $30.00

    1 CE (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S

    Children will sometimes act “mean” in the playroom. Is “mean” defined as oppositional, destructive, passive, distant, rude, etc. etc.? This webinar will explore the etiology of “mean” in children’s play, analyze how to confront/address it, and suggest play therapy methods to help the child understand and change his/her behavior. Issues of transference/counter-transference will be discussed.

  • Limit Setting in the Play Room: Play Therapy has a lot to say about Boundaries

    $30.00

    1 CE (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S

    Often children test limits in a play room. Depending on one’s theoretical training, how the clinician implements these boundary settings in her/her play room is not anticipated. Learning how, why, and when to set limits is an integral part of Play Therapy.

  • Rex, Puppets, And Play Therapy

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact)-1 CE.

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

    Rex ( A tyrannosaurus) has had a formidable presence in Kids-Inc for 35 years. He has been Dr. Fine’s “assistant” for 60 years. Rex is a puppet who has played with kids, hugged them, reprimanded them, and even enjoyed a snack with them. A puppet can have a tremendous impact on our kid population…..and even their families. Learn from a nationally renowned Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr. Paul Fine. This webinar will help you conceptualize the theory of play with puppets in play therapy. Learn lessons from 60 years of practice by Dr. Fine. This interview by Allan M. Gonsher, with his mentor of 35 years, will challenge you in how ,why, and what you do with puppets. Guaranteed good time and will leave you with ideas.

  • Play Therapy: Breaking the Ice and Building Rapport with Traumatized Children

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact) 1 CE.

    Presenter: Presenter: Amanda Gurock, LICSW.

    Expand your knowledge base of rapport building. Learn why rapport is important and the four main components of building rapport (F-I-N-S). Develop new play therapy techniques to use with your resistant clients and expand your knowledge base and tool kit. Helpful hints and DO NOTs will be provided as well. This webinar will help one gain confidence when working in the play room with resistant and traumatized clients.

  • Play Therapy and all the ‘inappropriate’ behavior of kids in the Play Room

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact)-1 CE.

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

    Often in Play Therapy whether we are directive or non-directive, certain unattractive behaviors by children are passively ignored. These include the unmentionable and disgusting actions like nose picking, bleching, pasisng wind, and cussing. In addition, consideration of gender differences for both the clinician and client is a must when addressing these sensitive children’s issues.

  • The Screaming of Toys!! Clay vs. Play Dough in Play Therapy

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact) 1 CE.
    Presenter: Allan M. Gonsher, LIMHP, LCSW, RPT-S.
    Often clinicians have toys in their play room that they do not realize screamof things for their clients. What do toys mean? How do we use them? Why do they go from one toy to another? By discussing the use of play dough and clay, we will answer these and more questions about toys. What does Play Therapy say about these toys? Should they be in our playroom? What do we choose, etc.

  • Get Moving: Play Therapy for Boys and Active Children

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact) 1 CEU.

    Presenter: Kimberly Bartlett, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S.

    Play therapy interventions geared specifically for boys and active children will be the focus of this workshop. Do you have a range of great strategies to work with children, but have a hard time adjusting them to engage boys and active children? Participants will gain insight into making play therapy interventions for active children and boys interesting, fun and therapeutic

  • Enuresis/Encopresis in Play Therapy

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact) 1 CEU.

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

    The topic of enuresis/encopresis is sometimes successfully addressed from a Cognitive Behavioral perspective. Unfortunately, there are cases where CBT is ineffective. Conceptualization of these presenting problems need to take place. Also, the relationship between family and play therapy will be discussed. Analysis of play therapy in the play room will be explored. Finally, applying the understanding of a family and child and his/her behavior to a solution focused conclusion will be presented.

  • Death and Play Therapy

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact) 1 CEU.

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

    Too often clinicians distract from children’s painful sense of loss by prescribing an activity to assuage difficult moments. This webinar will focus on therapists’ counter-transference conceptualizing issues of children’s losses and provide practical techniques for both clinicians and child. Focus will be on death, the preeminent painful loss for all.

  • Anxiety, Children and Play Therapy

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact) 1 CEU.

    Presenter: Dr. Karen Renov.

    Anxious children often present challenges to the child therapist and to the child’s caretakers. This webinar will help you understand how to recognize normal versus dysfunctional anxiety in children. Understanding parent and guardian anxiety and its impact on children’s anxiety, conceptualizing the presenting problem, and providing specific techniques will all be discussed.

  • Mad, Sad And Glad

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non- Contact) 1 CEU.

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

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

  • Fear And Anxiety

    $60.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact)-2 CEUs.

    Presenter: Dianna Green, MSW, LCSW.

    Exploring the presentation of fear and anxiety through a developmental perspective is critical in discussing children. The theory of fear/anxiety, how it is presented by children, the play associated with it and more will be presented in this webinar. Techniques/interventions to help reduce the expression of fear/anxiety with these children will be included in the webinar.

  • Kids And Anger

    $60.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact)-2 CEUs.

    Presenter: Dianna Green, MSW, LCSW.

    This webinar will explore the presentation of anger and aggression. Examining the developmental aspect of aggression, discussing theory, and exploring the expression of anger and aggression will be a significant aspect of the webinar. Play therapy techniques/interventions to help reduce this aggression in the Playroom, home, and school will be discussed.

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