Bottom Up: Using Play Therapy to Treat Trauma in Children-Vaccinations and Masks Required
Workshop will examine the benefits of play therapy and creativity in assessing and treating trauma including post-traumatic play and dissociation. Participants will learn the principles of directive and non-directive play therapy as well as their use in assessing and addressing the impacts of trauma. This includes a review of brain specific approaches to therapy and co-regulation, understanding the healing aspects of play and how therapist’s selection of interventions supports the identified goals of trauma treatment. Participants will be able to identify a variety of play therapy interventions that can be used in multiple ways to assess and treatment trauma. Workshop will include both didactic and experiential learning activities.
LOCATION: 3725 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602
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 offers supervision and consultation for therapists seeking the Registered Play Therapist designation. She regularly teaches CEU courses with Growth Through Play Therapy Training Associates as well as other organizations 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:
- Describe how trauma effects the brain
- Identify three benefits of using play therapy
- Identify the difference between directed and non-directed play and understand the basic principles of each as related to trauma treatment
- Describe use of play therapy to treat post-traumatic play and dissociation
- Identify five play therapy interventions and how they are used in the assessment and treatment of trauma
- Incorporate play therapy treatment and interventions into assessment and case treatment plans
Karen E Pernet, is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, 83403, to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’S, LCSW’S, LPCC’S AND LEP’S. She maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. The course provides 6 CEs at an additional charge of $25 .Growth through Play Therapy is an approved provider for the Association for Play Therapy APT 09-241. There is no extra charge for APT educational credits. Partial credit cannot be offered. This workshop and presenter have no conflict of interest in presenting this workshop, nor is there any commercial support.
Full refund if canceled 30 days in advance minus a $50 administrative fee. After that date there will be no refund unless space is filled from the waiting list. Training may be postponed or cancelled for insufficient enrollment; in that case there will be a full refund.
Contact Jeannette at 925-890-7478 or email@example.com