Social Workers

Professional Development for Social Workers

Children’s play is the most natural way that children express their feelings, thoughts, and emotions. Play therapy skills can help Social Workers be able to identify the problem and then guide the child and the family toward solutions. Through our webinars Social Workers 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 issues.

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  • Screening Suicide in Play Therapy Settings (2 CEUs)

    $60.00

    2 CEUs (Non-Contact)

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

    Spend time reflecting on your play therapy setting to form a suicide screening process.  Learn how to conceptualize suicide risk and protective factors during the suicide screening process.  Explore suicide screening tools and limitations when working in play therapy.

  • 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.

  • Play Therapy and Counter-Transference: The Practical Applications and the “Ugliness” of It

    $60.00

    Previously Recorded- (Non-Contact) 2CEUs.

    Presenter: Amanda Gurock.

    To appreciate Jung and Freud and their discussions of the “Archetype” are part of this webinar. This background helps in knowing how to function as a play therapist. When trying to understand and define countertransference, we often want to “know what to do”. Once a clinician can define, become aware of, and process it, the ability to function in a playroom becomes much more successful. The Practical application of countertransference and play therapy is a complicated phenomenon.

  • Termination In Play Therapy

    $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.

  • Play Therapy- Middles: The “Working stage” of Assessment, Observation, and Treatment Goals

    $60.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact) 2 CEUs.

    Presenter: Amy Badding, RPT, MS, NCC, LMHC.

    This webinar will address issues of Assessment, Observations and Treatment goals in the “Middle…”Working Stages” of play therapy. Often clinicians believe this only takes place in intake. Having the skills to navigate these issues enhance a therapist’s success in helping children. A conceptualization AND application of this knowledge is what this webinar is all about.

  • Mad, Sad, Glad – Play Therapy and Countertransference

    $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 therapist. 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. 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 Who Come Into The Playroom: Fear And Anxiety In The Playroom

    $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 in the Playroom. The theory of fear/anxiety, how it is presented by children, the play associated with it and more will be presented in this webinar. Play therapy techniques/interventions to help reduce the expression of fear/anxiety with these children will be included in the webinar.

  • The Doll and the Doll House

    $30.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-contact) 1 CEU.
    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.

  • The Paradigm Of The Beginnings Work With Clients In Play Therapy 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 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.

  • Kids Who Come Into The Playroom: Anger In The Playroom

    $60.00

    Previously Recorded (Non-Contact)-2 CEUs.

    Presenter: Dianna Green, MSW, LCSW.

    This webinar will explore the presentation of anger and aggression in the playroom. Examining the developmental aspect of aggression, discussing theory, and exploring the expression of anger and aggression in the Playroom 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.

  • Ethics In Play Therapy

    $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 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.

  • Divorce, Children And 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. All of this will be integrated into Play Therapy with the child.

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