Using Play Therapy to Treat Trauma in Children, August 2020—ONLINE


Saturday August 1, 2020 – 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM—NOW OVER ZOOM

1 hour lunch break and two 15 minute breaks will not be counted toward the 6 CEs awarded.

Workshop will examine the impact of trauma on the brain and the benefits of play therapy in assessing and treating trauma including post-traumatic play and dissociation. Participants will learn the principles of directive and non-directive play therapy and be able to identify a variety of play therapy interventions that can be used in multiple environments through both didactic and experiential methods. Workshop will include both didactic and experiential learning activities.

Seats Available!



Online via Zoom

This course is designed for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, pre-licensed associates and graduate mental health students


Jeannette Harroun, LMFT, RPT is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist. She has a private practice in Lafayette, CA where she provides psychotherapy and individual consultation and supervision. Her approach to therapy is described as positive, warm and playful. She works with children, teens and parents in addressing a variety of concerns including self-regulation, self-esteem, attachment, tantrums and impulsivity, parenting/co-parenting/blended family issues, anxiety, depression, school and motivational issues, trauma, and divorce. She is currently a collaborative supervisor for the Wright Institute and has been an adjunct faculty member with the University of Phoenix and a workshop provider with John F. Kennedy University.

After the training participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how trauma effects the brain
  2. Identify three benefits of using play therapy
  3. Identify the difference between directed and non-directed play and understand the basic principles of each as related to trauma treatment
  4. Describe use of play therapy to treat post-traumatic play and dissociation
  5. Identify five play therapy interventions and how they are used in the assessment and treatment of trauma
  6. Incorporate play therapy treatment and interventions into assessment and case treatment plans

6 CEs-$25 additional charge. Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy (Provider #76949) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’S, LCSW’S, LPCC’S AND LEP’S. SICGT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Growth through Play Therapy is an approved provider for  the Association for Play Therapy-APT 09-241. No extra charge for APT approval. These workshops and presenter have no conflict of interest in presenting this workshop, nor is there any commercial support.  Partial credit cannot be offered.

Full refund if canceled 45 days in advance minus a $50 administrative fee. After that date there will be no refund unless space is filled from the waiting list.

Contact  Jeannette at 925-890-7478 or

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Karen Pernet LCSW, RPT-S

Oakland, CA 94602

I would be glad to hear from you and to share information about my services: psychotherapy, general supervision for pre-licensed therapist, specialized supervision for therapists working becoming  Registered Play Therapists, consultations for experienced therapists and trainings in play therapy and sandtray therapy.