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Working with Attachment

  • 19 Apr 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Childhelp, 2120 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004


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Working with Attachment

Presented by Kristi Murphy, LCSW, RPT-S and Melissa Coronado, LPC

Working with children with attachment deficiencies are multifaceted, challenging and often a long term commitment.  This workshop will demonstrate the integration of play therapy techniques to overcome traumatic experiences and enhance healthy attachments.  Play is vital to the process of attachment and relationship building and when used in a therapeutic setting, can be a successful healing agent!


Participants will:          

1.  become familiar with impacts of abuse, neglect and trauma.

2.  become familiar with attachment cycle and types of attachment deficiencies.

3.  become familiar with various types of play therapy.

4.  be provided with play therapy techniques to use within their practice to assist in healing from trauma.

5.  learn how to integrate play therapy techniques within their agencies/peer circles to decrease the level of burn out and secondary trauma.

Level of training: Foundational/Intermediate

2 CEUs toward the Techniques/Methods Content Requirement

About our presentersKristi Murphy, LCSW, RPT-S & Melissa Coronado LPC have over 30 years combined experience working with children and families. Both specialize in treating children that have experienced severe abuse, neglect, and trauma and have attachment deficiencies and/or other psychological challenges. Ms. Murphy and Ms. Coronado have extensive experience in working within an advocacy center, interfacing with law enforcement, DCS and the County attorney’s office. Play therapy is an integral part of their practice as it serves as a foundation for communication, relationships and healing. Both therapists are currently working in private practice providing play therapy to children and families and enjoy sharing their education and experience with the community.

AZAPT Members $35

NonMembers $45

Check in at the door begins at 6:00 p.m.

AZAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. Our provider number is 97-035. AZAPT maintains responsibility for the program.

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