Helping therapists embody and integrate attachment theory into their work with children & families, through experiential and dydactic learning

WHEN:  Friday/Saturday

       May 4 & 5, 2018

       9am to 4:45pm

WHERE: Parker Branch of the Douglas County           Libraries

       20105 W. Main St.

       Parker, CO 80134

FEE:   $315 (register by March 16, 2018)

       $345 (register by April 13, 2018)

       $375 (register after April 14, 2018) 

CEUs:  12***, including APT (Association for Play Therapy).  Please read CEU information specific to the Denver training by CLICKING HERE.

WHEN:  Friday/Saturday

       August 17 & 18, 2018

       9am to 4:45pm

WHERE: Salt Lake City Public Library

       210 E. 400 S.

       SLC, UT 84111       

FEE:   $345(register by June 15)

       $375(register between June 16 & Jul 27)

       $395(register after July 28)   

CEUs:  12, including APT **.  Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S is an approved APT provider, #17-504 

**This training is IN PROCESS for CE approval through Commonwealth Seminars.  At this time, the only guaranteed CEs are through the Association for Play Therapy.  Please contact your state board for questions regarding CE requirements.  

CLICK HERE for details about the Salt Lake training!

​Description:

John Bowlby’s dramatic impact on theories of human development has continued to grow throughout the decade of the brain, leading us toward a greater understanding of the neurobiology of attachment.  This intermediate two-day workshop will deepen your relationship with attachment theory, moving a left-brain categorical understanding into a whole-brain embodied experience.  We will explore the foundations of attachment theory and then move into what happens neurobiologically when attachment goes wrong.  Attendees will develop a felt sense for the way pockets of attachment (secure and insecure) become alive in the play therapy room, both with and without parent involvement.  We will discuss ways to harness the power of attachment during individual and parent/child dyadic play therapy sessions while inviting play therapists to use their own creativity and intuition when engaging in both directive and non-directive play therapy.  During our two-days together, participants will be invited to lean into their own felt sense of attachment through experiential activities.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to describe the history of attachment theory and its relevance to play therapy theory

  2. Participants will be able to describe the attachment experiences that lead to the four identified categories of attachment

  3. Participants will be able to identify attachment driven behaviors observed during parent/child play therapy sessions

  4. Participants will be able to distinguish between attachment as a theoretical orientation and a clinical model of play therapy

  5. Participants will be able to identify the key points in the history of play therapy and evaluate congruence with attachment theory.

  6. Participants will be able to apply attachment theory concepts to the use of play therapy skills of tracking and reflection

  7. Participants will be able to apply attachment theory to conducting effective parent consultations as part of a play therapy treatment plan

  8. Participants will be able to apply attachment theory to conducting effective parent/child dyadic play sessions

  9. Participants will be able to execute play therapy techniques that demonstrate how Regulation Theory is an Attachment Theory

  10. Participants will be able to identify the neurobiology of the four identified categories of attachment as demonstrated through play behaviors

  11. Participants will be able to develop criteria for assessing attachment-based appropriateness before beginning parent/child dyadic play therapy.

  12. Participants will understand ways to develop neural nets of attachment when the parent is available for participation in play therapy

  13. Participants will understand ways to develop neural nets of attachment when the parent is NOT available for participation in Play Therapy

  14. Participants will experience attachment theory as an embodied experience- not a left brain list of classifications

Schedule:

Friday

8:45- 9 am- arrival and registration

9-10:30- workshop

10:30 – 10:45- break

10:45 – 12:15- workshop

12:15 – 1:30- lunch (on your own)

1:30 – 3pm- workshop

3 – 3:15- break

3:15 – 4:45- workshop 

Saturday

8:45- 9 am- arrival and check-in

9-10:30- workshop

10:30 – 10:45- break

10:45 – 12:15- workshop

12:15 – 1:30- lunch (on your own)

1:30 – 3pm- workshop

3 – 3:15- break

3:15 – 4:45- workshop 

Presenters:

Robyn Gobbel, LCSW (RPT-S in progress, expected to be awarded early 2018)

Robyn Gobbel, LCSW specializes in complex trauma, attachment, and adoption.  Robyn’s diverse clinical training includes EMDR (including EMDR adapted for children with attachment trauma), Somatic Experiencing, DEEP Experiential Therapy, and Theraplay.  She is a Trust Based Relational Intervention® Educator and a Circle of Security Parent Educator.  Robyn is a dedicated student of attachment theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology, studying extensively with Bonnie Badenoch, PhD.  She is trained in The Alert Program® and has completed Yogapeutics Aerial Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training.  Robyn brings together her clinical training and experience to create an attachment-rich, 

sensory-sensitive, and neuroscience-supported healing environment for children and families.  

Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, EMDR Consultant

Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, has 15 years of practice in family and play therapy. He has extensive speaking and training experience and has worked in a variety of mental health settings. Most of Marshall’s clinical practice has focused on attachment trauma and its effect on family relationships. Marshall conducts supervision and consultation sessions with counseling professionals and leads training in both parenting and professional settings; much of his consultation and training focuses on the use of sandtray therapy within a trauma-informed context. He is EMDR-certified and TBRI-trained and uses these with foster and adoptive families. To hear more about how Marshall's trauma therapy career has been shaped into its present state, go to his website at www.marshalllyles.com.

​© 2015 Robyn Gobbel, LCSW

Gobbel Counseling