Curious about EMDR and Somatic Experiencing™(SE) in Play Therapy?


December 15, 2021


9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST




NBCC Hours: 3



*Price increases to $180 if purchased within 48 hours of training*


This play therapy training is offered Live In-Person and Virtual via Zoom Platform. This training is for participants who are curious to know what EMDR and Somatic Experiencing (SE) look like when applied to play therapy. Wondering what similarities are with these models when compared to traditional play therapy models? Participants will be able to explain and identify similarities and differences in the perspective of how complex trauma develops and impacts the brain, memory, and behaviors in play therapy. An overview of what EMDR and SE look like in play therapy will be included along with play therapy interventions incorporating these modalities.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Compare 3 similarities when using EMDR or Somatic Experiencing™ with traditional play therapy models
  2. Explain what causes complex trauma from an EMDR or Somatic Experiencing™ play therapy lens
  3. Describe how EMDR and Somatic Experiencing in play therapy are used with memories
  4. Explain how change occurs in play therapy when using EMDR
  5. Explain how change occurs in play therapy when using Somatic Experiencing™
  6. Select from EMDR and Somatic Experiencing™ play therapy interventions
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Dr. Rhonda Johnson, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, EMDR Consultant, Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner in Training

Dr. Johnson is the owner of The Center for Counseling and Family Relationships, a large group private practice, established in 2007. She is an LPC-S and LMFT-S, who has supervised Associates since 2007 both individually and in groups. She has provided supervision for supervisees within her practice, for those outside of her practice, and for supervisees with multiple sites including non-profits, community agencies, adoption agencies, and churches. She incorporates her knowledge as a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, EMDR Consultant, Trust Based Relational Intervention Practitioner for working with children who have been internationally adopted, adopted domestically, and for children in foster care, and as a Certified Employee Assistance Professional, when counseling clients, working with supervisees, and in her trainings. Dr. Johnson began her counseling career in hospitals, community agencies, and nursing homes and transitioned into a private practice setting in 1999.

COVID-19 Information:

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 6 CONTACT CE Hours. Completion of post-test will be required. Please email us at 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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