TTAC Webinar: Play Therapy and Trauma: Foundational Principles, Practices and Modifications in Methodology

Play is the language of young children. It is their spontaneous and powerful, but often coded, medium of expression and also a channel of cure.  Adverse childhood experiences hold the potential to derail development and relationships in course and quality.

Explore the foundational principles, practices and modifications in methodology of play therapy with Gilbert Foley, Ed.D., IMH-E, clinical co-director of TTAC and Erica Willheim, Ph.D, Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry / Child Study Center, NYU School of Medicine.

In this presentation, we will examined the foundational principles and practices of psychodynamically oriented play therapy, modifications specific to play therapy with young children exposed to trauma, and the differences between individual and dyadic interventions.

As an outcome of participating in this webinar, the learner will be able to:

-Identify the core components of psychodynamically oriented play therapy

-Compare and contrast three modifications in methodology when treating young children exposed to trauma

-Discuss differences in play therapy principles and practices between an individual and dyadic treatment context

-Characterize the unique challenges to therapist and treatment process integral to trauma treatment

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