Addressing Developmental Trauma in Play Therapy

DATE

March 26, 2021

Time

9:00am – 12:00pm CST

CE

3 APT CE HOURS

APT APPROVED PROVIDER #14-376

3 CE HOURS FOR  TX LPC, LMFT, LSW

Cost

$75.00 (NON REFUNDABLE)

DESCRIPTION

This play therapy training is offered Live In-Person and Virtual via Zoom Platform. Play therapy can involve working with children with perplexing symptoms that do not fit into diagnostic boxes and may include psychotic features. Diagnosis with these children may vary between ODD, DMDD, IED, and bipolar disorder by different play therapy providers and mental health professionals. This training addresses identifying and assessing developmental trauma in play therapy that may be unconscious to a child. Play therapy skills of building rapport with “difficult” clients and evidence-based stabilization skills for fight, flight, and freeze responses will be taught, along with the role of the therapist as the client reintegrates back into the present.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain how to identify and assess for developmental trauma in play therapy sessions and parent sessions
  2. Discuss the importance of play therapy stabilization work before processing developmental trauma in the playroom
  3. Explain how play therapy reintegration occurs through the child’s journey towards healing and your role as a play therapist in this phase of treatment

Nik Johnson, LPC, RPT, EMDR Consultant in Training

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.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY:

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

TESTIMONIALS:

“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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