2020 Annual Conference

February 21-22, 2020
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, 320 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008

TraumaPlay: A Flexibly Sequential Play Therapy Model for Trauma and Attachment Disturbances

Presented by:
Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S

Workshop Overview:

Play therapists must be able to explain our clinical choices all along the continuum of care when working with traumatized children and families.

TraumaPlay™ translates evidence informed trauma treatment with children into a sequence of play-based component modules that celebrate the intersection of the neurobiology of play and the neurobiology of trauma, while honoring current evidence-based approaches in the field of trauma.

Each component represents an important dimension of play therapy for trauma treatment and articulates both a specific treatment goal and accompanying interventions. The child’s metaphorical use of the playroom is demonstrated through a multitude of case examples and augmented with a variety of prop-based play therapy interventions. This flexible, phase-based model differentiates between goals of trauma treatment that are best accomplished through non-directive play therapy methods and goals that are best served by including attachment focused play therapy approaches that include Parents as Partners, cognitive-behavioral play therapy interventions, sandtray methods and other expressive therapy techniques. Come learn the overarching trajectory for trauma treatment as well as a multitude of practical clinical tools that can be immediately integrated into your practice.

Workshop Objectives: 

After the workshop, participants will be able to:

1) List all seven primary components of TraumaPlay™

2) List the three roles of the TraumaPlay™ Therapist

3) Describe several self-directed ways in which children use the playroom to increase their sense of safety and security in play therapy.

4) List three therapist directed activities for enhancing safety and security in play therapy.

5) Describe four play therapy interventions that assess and augment coping.

6) Describe three play therapy interventions that decrease a child's sense of physiological arousal.

7) Describe six play therapy interventions that help parents co-regulate their children more effectively.

8) Describe three play therapy interventions for assessing and increasing emotional literacy.

9) Explain the two developmental foundations discussed in the Parents as Partners component of the model.

10) List three play therapy interventions that invite disclosure in TraumaPlay™.

11) List five play therapy interventions that prompt coherent narrative building in TraumaPlay™.

12) List four prop-based play therapy interventions that help integrate somatic memories during coherent narrative building.

13) Explain several play therapy techniques that assist clients in challenging and restructuring cognitive distortions.

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Early registration ends January 17, 2020.

Payment must be received at time of registration to guarantee your seat.

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This conference is appropriate for mental health and allied  professionals who work with children, adolescents, and their families.

All scheduled sessions are appropriate for  professionals of  all levels of expertise: introductory, intermediate, advance. 

APT Approved Provider 97-035 | 12 CE

Cancellation Policy: Early refunds must be requested in writing, and a $35 administration fee will be assessed. No refunds will be given after 01/31/2020. Substitutions may be requested. AZAPT’s liability is limited to registration.

Disclaimers: Registrants understand and agree that any photograph, video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote the Annual Conference or AZAPT. 

NEW FOR THE 2020 STATE CONFERENCE: AZAPT is working with the Institute of Continuing Education to provide ongoing CE credits for our annual state conference. This means that for $25, you can get CE credits in multiple areas, including counseling, social work, and psychology to name a few. This is a separate fee and NOT part of your registration. Payment can be made at time of check-in for the conference with CHECKS ONLY payable to Institute of Continuing Education.

PLEASE NOTE: Continuing education credit is awarded on a daily basis, with full attendance required for the days attended. The CE processing fee is $ 25.00 (checks only, payable to ICE), to be paid only by participants who wish to make application for CE credit for their participation in the program. Application forms and other required CE materials will be available on site for submission to The Institute for Continuing Education

Certificates of Attendance will be issued by AZAPT onsite.

Continuing Education

This program is co-sponsored the Arizona Association for Play Therapy and The Institute for Continuing Education. The Conference offers a total of 12.00 contact hours (6.00 hrs. per day). Continuing education credit is awarded on a daily basis, with full attendance required for the day(s) attended. The CE processing fee is $25.00, payable on-site. Application forms and other required CE materials will be available on site. If you have questions regarding the program, continuing education  learning objectives, presenter bios, or grievance issues, contact The Institute at: 800-557-1950 / email: instconted@aol.com

NOTE: To receive continuing education credit, applicants must complete all CE materials, sign in/out at designated locations, and submit an evaluation form for the sessions attended. 

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets the regulations of their state licensing/certification board.  

Psychology: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Counseling/MFT: The Arizona Association for Play Therapy and the Institute for Continuing Education are co-sponsors of this program. This co-sponsorship has been approved by NBCC. The Institute for Continuing Education is an NBCC approved continuing education provider, No. 5643. The Institute for Continuing Education is solely responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.

Social Work: This program has been approved for 12.00 social work continuing education hours for re-licensure in accordance with 258 CMR, NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program, Authorization No. D-81252-2 / D-81252-2. 

Play Therapy: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by The Association for Play Therapy to sponsor continuing education specific to play therapy. The Institute maintains responsibility for the program. APT Approved Provider 98-040.

Skills Level: Beginning – Intermediate – Advanced. Attendees are urged to review the session descriptions to determine appropriateness for professional and personal development needs.

Instructional Methodology: May include lecture, demonstration, audio/visual, experiential practice of techniques, large and small group discussion

ADA: If you have special needs, please contact: info@azapt.org or 602-730-2046.

Click here for a list of books written by Paris Goodyear-Brown.

Click here to see and hear Paris on TedxNashville.

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