EMDR In Play Therapy


December 3, 2021

February 11, 2022


9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. CST




NBCC Hours: 3 



*Price increases to $90 if registering with 48 hours of training*


This training requires participants to first take an EMDR basic training before taking this advanced training.  Participants are required to be post basic training, however are not required to be certified in EMDR.


This play therapy training is offered Live In-Person and Virtual via Zoom Platform. Non-directive play therapy and EMDR are both powerful interventions that can complement each other. For EMDR to be effective with children, it should be adapted for play therapy. Explanations of how to adapt the 8 phases of EMDR for play therapy will be given along with describing EMDR to children and parents in play therapy. Participants will demonstrate use of specialized EMDR worksheets that can be adapted to the developmental level of children in play therapy.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain how to integrate the phases of the AIP model and non-directive play therapy
  2. Discuss how to explain EMDR to children and parents in play therapy
  3. Demonstrate how to adapt EMDR for play therapy

Nik Johnson, LPC, RPT, EMDR Consultant

Nik has been a private practice counselor at the Center for Counseling and Family Relationships since 2017. He works with children aged (aged 4+), adolescents, and adults, specializing in complex trauma, dissociative disorders, and play therapy. Previously Nik worked at an agency in Missouri providing play therapy to children in the foster care system. He offers continuing education to professionals, especially within the topics of working with developmental trauma, dissociative disorders, and play therapy.

COVID-19 Information:

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours. Completion of post-test will be required. Please email us at training@ccfam.com if you are interested.


This training is non-refundable, unless cancelled by training provider. Event will be cancelled if fewer than 5 participants.

Center for Counseling and Family Relationships Training has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7105. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Center for Counseling and Family Relationships Training is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


“Excellent job! Thank you! I’m excited to try some of the techniques you taught and research further with the resources you provided.”

“The session was very informative and provided me with a lot of takeaways to use with clients.”

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