Co-Regulation in Play Therapy: Harnessing the Power of Relational Neuroscience to Improve Your Practice
Relational Neuroscience offers play therapists an important framework for understanding the brain in the context of relationships, bringing greater understanding about why play therapy works. This presentation will review current research in Relational Neuroscience and the ways in which play therapists can utilize this knowledge to confidently lean into allowing the relationship to facilitate the power of play therapy.
Learning Objectives: After successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of brain development when working with play therapy clients and how this relates to their play therapy client.
- explain how to use co-regulation as a building block to self-regulation in the play therapy room and articulate why children with a history of complex trauma need an increased amount of presence and co-regulation in play therapy.
- apply treatment interventions that focus on connection and co-regulation with play therapy clients.
- demonstrate ways to work with parents to increase their capacity for connection and co-regulation with play therapy clients and in the playroom.
3 APT Contact CE | Play Therapy Special Topics | Intermediate Level
About our presenters: Robin Wiley, LPC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor has worked in a variety of settings including Residential Treatment programs as a mobile play therapist to children who had witnessed domestic violence to currently working for a local CSB and d she owns HeartSpace Counseling in Roanoke, VA. Heartspace is a group practice providing quality services to children, adolescents and their families.
Sarah Harig, LPC, Registered Play Therapist™ currently works as a counselor at Family Service of Roanoke Valley in Roanoke, VA, a providing services to children, adolescents, and families. She also serves as the VAPT Roanoke and New River Valley Chapter Co-Chair as well as Secretary of VAPT. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Counselor Education Department at Radford University.
NEAPT Members $45; Guests $55 | Limited to 40 participants
VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting. Participants will be awarded CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test. Participants must be visible throughout the presentation. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours.
NEAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 02-123. NEAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph (screen shot), video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote NEAPT.
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than August 5, 2021. Cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested. No refunds or partial refunds after August 5, 2021.
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