Core Attachment Therapy©: Secure Attachment for the Adopted Child - A Prescriptive Play Therapy Approach
Core Attachment Therapy© is a process to secure the attachment of the adopted child or any child who has had disruption in their attachment development or developmental trauma. Children with attachment disruption bring chaos into their homes due to not knowing what to do with healthy relationships. Core Attachment Therapy© gives the child first-hand experiences on how to utilize the love of their new parents. Play therapy is an integral part of this process and is approached through a prescriptive method.
CAT© is a two component process. Component 1 is The Nurtured Heart Approach®. It is a best practice approach for children with intense behaviors. It takes children’s intensity and channels it to achieve their potential and puts parents in the driver’s seat of the dynamics of the home. Component 2 is the attachment games. It is a series of 8 progressive games which replicate the 3 phases of attachment development. It allows the new parent/child dyad to form their loving bond at the core level and in the language of the child-play! Prescriptively matching the attachment needs of the family with play therapy skills, techniques, and methods encourages lasting improvements for the family unit.
Learning Objectives: After successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- identify the stages and neurobiology of attachment development to best apply this play therapy based approach.
- predict behaviors of attachment disruption and the use of The Nurtured Heart Approach® to address these behaviors using play therapy methods.
- connect the developmental task of each phase of attachment development and assess how the attachment based play therapy techniques address these needs.
2 APT Contact CE | Play Therapy Special Topics
About our presenter: Dorothy Derapelian, MEd, LCMHC is an experienced therapist and educator. She has a private psychotherapy practice in Meredith, NH for over 30 years specializing in play therapy. She teaches several classes for the Granite State College’s Child Welfare Education Program. She conducts home studies for Waypoint for families interested in domestic and international adoption. She received the International Peace Prize award from the United Cultural Center in 2005. She is listed in Who’s Who in 1987, 1989 and again in 2004. Dorothy is also an adoptive parent. She adopted her daughter with special needs from Russia in 1995 and is proud of the woman she has become.
NEAPT Members $40; Guests $50 | 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 2 CONTACT CE Hours.
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Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than March 1, 2022. 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 March 1, 2022.
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