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Treating Trauma in Play Therapy: Part 3- Dissociation- Hypoarousal

Friday, December 6th, 2019 from 8:00am to 12:00pm (ET)
Friday, December 6th, 2019 from 8:00am to 12:00pm (ET)
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Join us for a play therapy training offered by Marilyn Snow, Ph.D., LPC, RPT-S. CEUs offered! 

Description: When a child experiences trauma, the brain may respond through dissociation. “The child's dissociation in the midst of terror involves numbing, avoidance, compliance, and restricted affect, the same symptom cluster found in adult PTSD.” p.126. This workshop will describe the various levels of dissociation/hypoarousal presented by traumatized children in play therapy. The approach a play therapist takes with a dissociative child in play therapy will be pivotal in healing trauma. This workshop will outline the various methods for working with different levels of dissociation. Videos will be shown for demonstration.

At the end of the workshop, the learner will be able to:

·         Explain the differences between levels of dissociation presented in play therapy.

·         Describe methods for working with dissociation in play therapy.

·         Describe behaviors and emotions associated with levels of dissociation in play therapy.

Solomon, M.F., Siegel, D.J. (Eds). (2003). Healing Trauma: Attachment, mind, body, and brain. New York, NY: W.W. Norton &; Company, Inc.

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Location: Training is in Fellowship Hall, enter of Church St. through red double doors, Covington First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers St SW, Covington, GA 30014