Join us for a play therapy training offered by Marilyn Snow, Ph.D., LPC, RPT-S. CEUs offered!
This workshop will discuss aggression in play therapy from an interpersonal neurobiology approach. Recent research has indicated that aggression in children is much more complicated than we had considered in the past. Depending on attachment patterns, adverse childhood experiences, and current traumatic experiences, a child’s need for aggressive play in play therapy could be extremely complex. Research also indicates that rough and tumble (R&T) play “may be necessary for long-term emotional health” p115. This workshop will discuss how to distinguish between R&T play and traumatic play, as well as how to distinguish between uncontrolled, impulsive versus controlled, purposeful aggressive traumatic play. Videos will be shown for demonstration.
At the end of the workshop, the participant will be able to:
- Explain the differences between R&T play and traumatic aggression in play therapy
- Describe traumatic uncontrolled, impulsive aggressive play in play therapy.
- Describe traumatic controlled, purposeful aggressive play in play therapy.
Kestley, T.A. (2014). The interpersonal neurobiology of play: Brain-building interventions for emotional well-being. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.