UMSL Trauma-Informed Practices in Play Therapy
The word “trauma” is a word that can be used to describe a variety of situations a person has experienced that they have difficulty coping with on a daily basis. This training will provide attendees with an overview of the different types of trauma, how grief and trauma affects clients of all ages and the impact of trauma on the brain. Effective techniques to safely and respectfully support clients through the trauma narrative and healing process will also be explored. Participants will:
- Discover the importance of providing clients with trauma-informed play therapy.
- Utilize specific play therapy interventions that build resiliency in clients of all ages in the play therapy process.
- Survey the different types of trauma and how it affects clients across the lifespan.
- Compare the difference between trauma and grief.
- Discuss the impact of trauma on brain development and the importance of providing developmentally appropriate play therapy techniques to support the client.
- Utilize play therapy techniques to support clients through the trauma narrative & healing process.
Lunch will be provided with this training.