School Counselors

Professional Development for School Counselors

Children’s play is the most natural way that children express their feelings, thoughts, and emotions. Play therapy skills can help School Counselors be able to identify the problem and then guide the child and the family toward solutions. Through our webinars School Counselors can learn techniques such as how to bounce a ball to a child, how to play with clay, how to maneuver sand and water, or play a game together to effectively help a child that is experiencing emotional and academic issues in the school setting.

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  • Play Therapy 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 based on play therapy and neuroscience.

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

    $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 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 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: Using Play Therapy 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”?  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.

  • Mindfulness and Play Therapy: 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 play therapy and 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.

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

    $30.00

    1 CEU (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 CEU (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.

  • Using a Potpourri of Play Therapy 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, What is “Nurturing” in Play Therapy?

    $30.00

    1 CEU (Non-Contact)

    Presenter: Allan Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT/S

    This webinar will discuss 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. Each webinar workshop offers one hour of continuing education credit. To receive credit, a quiz and an evaluation must be completed following each webinar. Kids Inc. is an approved provider of Play Therapy Continuing Education by the Association of Play Therapy, APT Approved Provider 10-275.

  • Play Therapy Techniques: 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.

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

    $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. 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.

  • Rex, Puppets, And Play Therapy

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact)-1 CEU.

    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. 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.

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