2024 AZAPT Annual Conference
Body-Centered Play Therapy for Traumatized Client and Creative Play Therapy Interventions
Terry Kottman, PhD, LMHC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™
2 Days, 12 Hours Total of Live Contact CE
Friday: Body-Centered Play Therapy for Traumatized Client
In this interactive workshop, we will explore ways to incorporate body-centered techniques, such as yoga, movement, body scans, parasympathetic nervous system soothing, and sensorimotor drawing, with traumatized clients in play therapy. Much of the current research investigating therapeutic work with traumatized clients suggests that some of the most effective therapy tools are body-centered techniques such as yoga, meditation, movement, body scans, and work with the parasympathetic nervous system. Researchers have noted that the body stores trauma in a variety of different ways which makes it particularly important to help traumatized clients become more aware of and more able to work with their bodies, in addition to the familiar play therapy goals of working with emotions, cognitions, and behaviors. Using a combination of Adlerian conceptualization and strategies and body-centered Gestalt therapy techniques, the presenter will explore how trauma affects clients across the lifespan and how play therapists can integrate body-centered intervention strategies, and expressive arts techniques into play therapy. The workshop is designed to equip play therapists with body-centered play therapy techniques that, without physically touching clients, play therapists can use for assessment and intervention with clients who have experienced trauma.
After the workshop, participants will be able to...
- Describe current research on the effects of trauma on people’s brains, bodies, thoughts, emotions, and behavior.
- Identify 5 techniques to enhance play therapy clients' sensorimotor awareness.
- Describe 2 Adlerian play therapy conceptualization tools for understanding how trauma has had an impact on clients’ lifestyles.
- Describe 5 strategies for activating clients' parasympathetic nervous system.
- Describe 3 principles of trauma-informed therapy with children and adolescents.
- Describe the process of using sensorimotor art processes and/or sensory image drawings with traumatized clients in play therapy.
Intermediate Level | Play Therapy Skills & Methods and Play Therapy Special Topics | 6 Live Contact APT CE
Saturday: Creative Play Therapy Interventions
In this fun and experiential online workshop, you will learn practical play therapy intervention techniques for building a relationship, exploring clients’ lifestyles, helping clients gain insight, and facilitating them making changes in their behavior, thinking, and feelings. You will learn a model for metaphor design and therapeutic storytelling; art techniques; structured play activities, and dance, movement, and music processes you can use in your play therapy sessions for assessing clients and facilitating movement in their therapeutic process.
After the workshop, participants will be able to...
- Describe 2 play therapy techniques used to build a relationship with clients.
- Describe 2 play therapy techniques used to explore clients’ lifestyles.
- Describe 2 play therapy techniques used to help clients gain insight.
- Describe 2 play therapy techniques to facilitate clients making changes in patterns of thinking, feeling, and/or behaving.
- Describe 1 method for designing therapeutic stories in play therapy.
- Explain 1 art technique for using in play therapy.
- Describe 1 way they can use dance, movement, and/or music in play therapy.
Intermediate Level | Play Therapy Skills & Methods | 6 Live Contact APT CE
Terry Kottman, PhD, LMHC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™ developed Adlerian play therapy, an approach to working with children, families, and adults that combines the ideas and techniques of Individual Psychology and play therapy. She founded the League of Extraordinary Adlerian Play Therapists (LEAPT), an organization that provides play therapy training and offers a certification program in Adlerian play therapy. Terry regularly presents workshops and writes about play therapy and parent/teacher consultation. She is the author or editor of 15 books, mostly about play therapy.
NEW LOCATION: Great Wolf Lodge, 7333 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Bring the family for a fantastic weekend vacation!
Check in at the door begins at 7:45 a.m.
07:45 AM – 08:30 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
08:30 AM – 10:15 AM Session
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Session
12:00 PM – 01:15 PM Lunch (Lunch on Friday Provided, Lunch On Your Own Saturday)
01:15 PM – 02:45 PM Session
02:45 PM – 03:00 PM Break
03:00 PM – 04:15 PM Session
6 hours of Live Contact CE provided each day. AZAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 97-035. AZAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph, video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote AZAPT.
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than February 15, 2024. Cancellations are subject to a $30 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested. No refunds after February 15, 2024.
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