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Play Therapy
with Anxiety Disorders

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This 6-hour live webinar will explore how the therapeutic powers of play couched in seminal play therapy theories of child-centered play therapy, cognitive behavioral play therapy, bibliotherapy, and creative, expressive play therapy interventions support children with anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, trichotillomania, separation anxiety disorder, social anxiety, and selective mutism as well as specific phobias. We will examine what the evidence in the research literature shows about the use of play therapy with children suffering from anxiety and participants will have an experiential opportunity to practice some interventions and address treatment planning.

Lynn Louise Wonders has been licensed and certified as a professional counselor and supervisor in the state of Georgia since 2007. She is a registered play therapist-supervisor, and since 2010 she has provided play therapy training, supervision, and consultation. She is the author of When Parents Are at War: A Child Therapist's Guide to Navigating High Conflict Divorce & Custody Cases, the therapeutic children's book series Miss Piper's Playroom, author of Jule Moved to a New House and a New School, Jolie Wants to Go Swimming: A Lesson in Patience, Breathe: A Coloring & Activity Book, co-author of Spark and His Screenagains, Sammy Saw Something on the Screen and co-editor of Nature-based Play & Expressive Play Therapies for Children & Families. She is the co-editor and author of Treatment Planning for Children & Families: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals. Ms. Wonders has been a certified teacher of mindfulness meditation, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Yoga since 1995. She is a certified AutPlay Therapist, a certified Pure Presence Practitioner, a Board Certified Coach providing Life Design Coaching, a Certified Canfield Success Trainer & Coach, a trained divorce and parenting coach. She is currently a psychology Ph.D. candidate at Saybrook University. Lynn is the founder and director of the Mindfulness-based Play Therapy Institute TM and Mindfulness-based Play Therapy TM.



December 1, 2023


Online Zoom Training (MST)


8:45 - Check in/Sign in on Zoom
9:00 - Presentation Begins
10:30 - 15 Minute Break
12:00-1:00 1 Hour Break For Lunch
2:30 - 15 Minute Break
4:30 - Presentation Ends


$150 Early Bird Pricing

$175 Regular Pricing


$80 Student Pricing

*Pricing includes CE Certificate

Of Note

As this is an online training, it is required that you have your video on and are actively participating in order to earn the offered CEs. Please do not engage in other activities while in this training including driving, driving through for that coffee fix, or rearranging your closet - this training requires your attention and engagement. You will receive an email with the Zoom link and any handouts the day prior to the training.

This training will provide 6 CE Credits. ​A New Hope Therapy Center is an Approved Provider for the Association for Play Therapy (APT) - Approved Provider 20-631 and Maria Laquerre-Diego is an Approved Provider for the NM Counseling and Therapy Practice Board CCE020981

Training Objectives

  • Name the tenets of child-centered play therapy outlined by Virginia Axline, PhD and Garry Landreth, EdD, and explain why these tenets are the important foundation for all play therapy interventions with children with anxiety disorders.

  • Define and describe the elements of cognitive behavioral play therapy based on the research and publications of Susan Knell, Ph.D.

  • List and describe six common childhood anxiety disorders.

  • Name the therapeutic powers of play utilized in the interventions and approaches presented for treating children with anxiety disorders.

  • Recite at least ten directive play therapy interventions that can be introduced to help children with anxiety disorders.

  • Create a mock treatment plan for a fictional case, including case conceptualization, goals, objectives, and plan for interventions.

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