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Attachment Centered Play Therapy: Repair Relational Trauma and Build Secure Attachment to Accelerate Family Treatment

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  1. Evaluate how to introduce and maintain parent involvement in play therapy to promote a secure attachment.
  2. Demonstrate two attachment centered play therapy techniques to decrease aggression and defiance in children.
  3. Inspect generational attachment patterns and how these manifests in family-based play therapy.
  4. Analyze attachment theory as it applies to play therapy to provide integrated therapeutic treatment.
  5. Evaluate the four key concepts of attachment theory and how these concepts apply to attachment centered play therapy.
  6. Analyze various family systems through the lens of attachment theory to strengthen clinical assessment skills


Advancing Family Treatment with Play Therapy

Invite Parents to Play Attachment Centered Play Therapy Strategies

Case Studies of Abuse; Healing Attachment Wounds

Challenging Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Case Studies of Extreme Defiance and School Refusal

Strategies to Promote Positive Attachment-Based Parenting

Case Study of Proactive vs Reactive Parenting

Copyright : 08/02/2019

Play Therapy for Young Children: Innovative Attachment-Based Interventions to Treat Behavioral and Sensory Challenges

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  1. Demonstrate at least 3 ways play therapy assessments are useful for setting therapeutic goals and treatment planning for your clients.
  2. Design 4 ways play therapy techniques can be used to form healthy attachments, attunement, and regulation in the children you work with.
  3. Build confidence in understanding and treating behaviors of infants and young children through play therapy.
  4. Determine 3 ways sandtray play therapy can quiet a child’s nervous system when dealing with sensitive issues.
  5. Devise the skills that are needed to teach parents and caregivers how to play with their child and how to make it a part of their daily routine.
  6. Characterize how play therapy can reframe trauma experiences, increase self-regulation and connect to a mind/body awareness.
  7. Assess the importance and ethical issues of therapeutic touch when implementing play therapy.


Introduction: Ice breaker activity

Building Healthy Relationships: Attachment Theories

Infant & Child Development Theory Why Play? Play Therapy Engaging Children in Play Creative Play Therapy Interventions for: Play Therapy and Techniques Developmental Play Therapy Ethical Issues of Therapeutic Touch Directive Techniques
Case Studies will be shared throughout the workshop when introducing interventions to participants, so you will get real life examples of the therapeutic value of my most beloved play therapy interventions I use with young children.

Group Activity: creative reflection exercise

Final Community Activity

Copyright : 20/02/2019

Play Therapy for Tweens and Teens: Strategies to Build Rapport, Invite Emotional Expression, and Navigate the Unique Challenges of this Developmental Stage

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  1. Facilitate verbal and nonverbal expressions of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in teens and tweens through the use of four or more play therapy interventions.
  2. Develop play therapy strategies that build resilience and self-esteem.
  3. Discover how play therapy can increase engagement and build therapeutic rapport within this dynamic developmental stage via play-based assessments and icebreakers.
  4. Evaluate the balance between both structure & freedom and independence & dependence, and learn at least four play therapy strategies to maintain this flow.
  5. Build confidence in teaching caregivers how to play with their adolescents, and how to make these experiences part of their daily routines.
  6. Integrate play therapy and traditional therapies to support the constant shifts in this developmental stage.



Why Play Therapy? What is It, and How is It Different with Teens and Tweens?

From Client-Centered to CBT, a Myriad of Play Therapy Approaches as Applied to Adolescents


Physical, Cognitive, Moral, and Psychosocial Development Changes and Milestones of Tweens and Teens

Influences of Culture, Heredity, Environment and Social Setting on Adolescents

Striking a Balance


Enjoy the Silence ~ How to Use Silence to Increase Engagement and Therapeutic Rapport

Walk this Way ~ Embodied Play Therapy and Movement Techniques to Increase Emotional and Behavioral Regulation

What’s on Your Play List? ~ How to Use Music to Facilitate Therapeutic Discussion

Enter Sandman ~ The Use of Sandtrays to Facilitate Verbal and Nonverbal Expressions of Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors

How to Use Drawing, Paint, Clay, Masks, and More!

Copyright : 21/03/2019