Webinar: The Brain on Play: Neurobiologically Informed Approaches to Play Therapy
September 4th, 2020
As a play therapist, many of our clients, children to adults, have experienced overwhelming amounts of pain and distress during those crucial years of brain development. By taking a deeper dive into the brain, we will better understand how traumatic experiences can affect a person's ability to regulate and function in the playroom and beyond. In this training, participants will learn various play-based techniques to activate different parts of the brain to promote healthy development. Participants will also identify ways to help clients (and ourselves!) integrate simple neurobiologically-informed play therapy practices into a daily routine. Participants will:
- Identify play therapy interventions that target specific sensory and self-regulation needs for the developing brain in children with acute and traumatic stress.
- Discuss play therapy interventions and activities that promote relational health.
- Execute play therapy techniques that assist in redirecting and regulating dysregulated children in the playroom and beyond.