A 5-part training series offered by A Child's Voice and Marilyn Snow, Ph.D., LPC, RPT-S
Below are the remaining two workshops in the Play Therapy Training Series. Registration will be done through WaltonConnect. To reach the registration page for each event, click on the image. For questions, reach out to the training coordinator, Lauren Gregory, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, download the training brochure here.
This workshop will discuss aggression in play therapy from an interpersonal neurobiology approach. Recent research has indicated that aggression in children is much more complicated than we had considered in the past. Depending on attachment patterns, adverse childhood experiences, and current traumatic experiences, a child’s need for aggressive play in play therapy could be extremely complex. Research also indicates that rough and tumble (R&T) play “may be necessary for long-term emotional health” p115. This workshop will discuss how to distinguish between R&T play and traumatic play, as well as how to distinguish between uncontrolled, impulsive versus controlled, purposeful aggressive traumatic play. Videos will be shown for demonstration.
At the end of the workshop, the participant will be able to:
When a child experiences trauma, the brain may respond through dissociation. “The child’s dissociation in the midst of terror involves numbing, avoidance, compliance, and restricted affect, the same symptom cluster found in adult PTSD.” p.126. This workshop will describe the various levels of dissociation/hypoarousal presented by traumatized children in play therapy. The approach a play therapist takes with a dissociative child in play therapy will be pivotal in healing trauma. This workshop will outline the various methods for working with different levels of dissociation. Videos will be shown for demonstration.
At the end of the workshop, the learner will be able to: