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Play Therapy: Attachment-Based Treatment Interventions for Trauma, Anxiety, OCD and More!

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Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S™
6 Hours 23 Minutes
Feb 07, 2022
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Play Therapy is an incredible communication tool for children. Children speak the language of play and the toys are their words. Play therapy allows children to:

  • Manage anger and express thoughts and feelings
  • Improve self-control and boost self-esteem
  • Reduce fear, anxiety and depression
  • Heal trauma

You will leave with a toolbox filled with ready to use Play Therapy techniques that you can immediately implement in your work with children and also adapt for clients of all ages.

View this workshop and you will learn how to communicate with children through play, strengthen relationships, help children regulate their minds and bodies, and to help them create a safe space to heal. Experience the fun-filled power of play therapy and other expressive arts modalities. Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT, will show you how to effectively use sand trays, bibliotherapy, mindfulness and so many other powerful techniques. Much of this conference will include active learning and hands-on participation. Get ready to learn and have fun!



This online program is worth 6.5 hours CPD.



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Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S, is a licensed clinical social worker and registered play therapist-supervisor™. She is the owner of Main Line Play Therapy: An Expressive Therapy Center in Bryn Mawr, PA. Tammi is an international speaker, play advocate and founding board member of The World Association for Sand Therapy Professionals. She is an Advanced Certified Trainer for the Nurtured Heart Approach®, a certified FirstPlay® practitioner, trained in level one Theraplay® and EMDR. Her work and creative interventions in the field of play therapy and Sandtray therapy have been published and internationally recognized. She specializes in attachment, Sandtray play therapy & sensory integration working with children, families, and adults of all ages. Tammi is the author of an attachment-based multisensory story titled Casey’s Greatness Wings: Teaching Mindfulness, Connection and Courage to Children and creator of Greatness Sticks and Greatness Cards. For more information on Tammi’s publications work, visit her website at


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Tammi Van Hollander is the owner of Main Line Therapy, LLC. and has employment relationships with the Expressive Arts Therapies and the Mid-Atlantic Play Therapy Institute. She receives royalties as a published author. Tammi Van Hollander receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Tammi Van Hollander is a member of the Association for Play Therapy and the National Association for Social Workers. She is a board member of the World Association for Sand Therapy Professionals and a program committee chair for the Specialists of Schools.


  1. Assess anxiety symptoms using play therapy techniques to better inform treatment outcomes.
  2. Evaluate the ethical implications and clinical limitations of using play therapy in clinical practice.
  3. Integrate attachment-based play activities into your practice to improve client engagement in treatment.
  4. Discover how trauma impacts brain development, and how play therapy can strengthen relationships and improve behaviour.
  5. Demonstrate an effective evidence-based play therapy technique that can treat trauma symptoms and be used with your clients.
  6. Determine how play therapy can reframe trauma experiences, increase self-regulation and connect to a mind-body awareness.


Play Therapy – Why Play

Getting Started

  • Therapeutic benefit
  • Limitations & potential risks
  • Assessment and diagnostic
  • From intake to termination
  • An ongoing process
  • Therapeutic benefits
  • Engaging children in play
  • Neurobiology of play
  • Repair of developmental trauma
  • Tools for self-regulation

Disorders and Client Situations

  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Depression and self-esteem issues
  • ADHD
  • Abuse
  • Divorce
  • Loss

Play Therapy Techniques

  • Non-Directive Techniques:
    • Client-centred play therapy
    • Sandtray
    • Music and art
  • Directive Techniques:
    • 3 Animals
    • Red Light/Green Light Scribble
    • Fun with feathers
    • Puppet Play
    • Bubble Tennis
    • 7 Sentence Story
    • Build a House®
    • Kinesthetic Storytelling®
    • Mind Jars
    • Worry Dolls
    • Fantasy Island
    • Superhero Gadgets
    • Mindful Freeze Dance
    • Worry Brain Trap
    • Self Care Mind Maps
    • Labyrinths
    • Sandtray Interventions

Areas of Caution

  • Wet and dry
    • Selecting the right mediums
    • The Limbic System
  • Importance of collaboration
  • Children who have been abused
  • Sexualized and acting out behaviours
  • Importance of self-care

Target Audience

  • Play Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Educators
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists


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