Getting Ready for School


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.



Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be introduced to the connection between returning to school and the play room.
  • Participants will learn to incorporate theoretical play therapy strategies with concrete play therapy strategies.
  • Participants will begin understanding the cooperation needed in involving play therapy with schools, families, and children.