AGAPE is excited to offer The Tools of TraumaPlay: Play Therapy for Traumatized Children on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Woodmont Hills Church of Christ. This training will be led by Paris Goodyear-Brown, founder and director of Nurture House. Paris is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with 20 years of experience in treating families in need. Paris specializes in treating trauma (sexual abuse, physical abuse, maltreatment and neglect) and attachment disturbances. In addition to her work with clients, Paris is an Adjunct Instructor of Psychiatric Mental Health at Vanderbilt University, guest lecturer for several universities in middle Tennessee, and has an international reputation as a dynamic speaker.
Paris is the founder of TraumaPlay™, a flexibly sequential play therapy model that combines both directive and non-directive methods into an integrated framework for treating children and families with trauma and attachment issues. TraumaPlay™ is grounded in an understanding of both the neurobiology of trauma and play and the power of one to heal the other. TraumaPlay™ offers a series of treatment goals that mirror those of other evidence-based trauma models, such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, while delivering treatment primarily through play-based interventions. This three-hour workshop will provide an overview of the model, illustrate this work with case examples and offer a multitude of immediately usable play therapy interventions that can be integrated into clinical practice.
After the workshop, participants will be able to:
1. List the seven core components of TraumaPlay™
2. Describe at least one play therapy intervention that can be used in pursuit of each treatment goal
3. Explain the concept of containment as it is used in this play therapy model
4. List the options on the Play Therapist's Palette for titration work
Three APT-approved CE credits will be available to participants for this training. Cost is $65, and students are able to purchase a discounted ticket at $35.