Webinar 1: Building and Maintaining Successful Working Relationships With Parents of Children in Play Therapy with Dr. Bill Nordling

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Date(s) - 16/08/2019
9:00 am - 10:30 am


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A series of three 90 minute interactive webinars with Dr Bill Nordling. 

This series of three webinars is available for ongoing professional development for all play therapists. Whilst CCPT training is not required, Dr Nordling will reference this theoretical school for examples.

Building and maintaining successful working relationships with parents whose children are in play therapy is vital for successful treatment of children.  This presentation series will focus on major competencies and skills sets for successful work with parents including:

  1. Developing a structured relationship building intake process that builds working relationships with parents
  2. Making treatment recommendations that parents have confidence in
  3.  Explaining play therapy to parents in ways that are individually and culturally appealing
  4.  Responding to questions of parents who may be anxious, demoralized, or angry
  5.  Conducting parent feedback meetings that soothe concerns and motivate for continuation of treatment
  6.  Preparing parents for the introduction of additional therapeutic treatments that might be beneficial to the child (and that may involve the parent) concurrent with or at later stages in the therapy
  7.  Terminating treatment in a way that encourages reengagement if relapse occurs or further treatment of the family at a later time


The presentation’s instructional methodology will include lecture, demonstration skills by the instructor, roleplay of therapeutic situations, and case consultation. This presentation is meant to be a creative and constructive merging of advanced skills training with supervision/case consultation. Although the presenter will present some material formally through lecture and also have some planned skill demonstrations ready for each session, it is expected that participants will be ready to ask questions, role play parents, and discuss clinical situations related to the topics for a given session. Participants will also be encouraged to help shape the agenda for each session by nominating additional topics to be discussed. This active role by participants will contribute to the enhancement of skills in working with parents.

Presenter: Dr Bill Nordling

Dates: 16 August, 30 August, 20 September

Times: 9.00am-10.30am (Online webinar via the ‘Zoom’ platform)

Fee (for series of three presentations): $450 earlybird (payment before 19 July) $525 standard fee

For more information visit  www.childplayworks.co.nz