Building Bridges between Play Therapists and the fields of Attachment, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Relational Neuroscience, and more!

Regulating the Brainstem in Play Therapy using Movement, Music, & Play

Sponsored by: Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S - APT Approved Provider 17-508

Course Description:

Children who have experienced complex developmental trauma often demonstrate unusual, intense, and confusing behaviors both in and out of the play therapy room.  This 12-week, 18-hour training will help play therapists understand the child’s dysregulation and feel confident to lean in to the dysregulation (using music, movement, and play) in an attempt to co-organize and co-regulate the child’s nervous system.   

 

Using Bruce Perry’s “The Boy who was Raised as a Dog” as adjunct reading (assigned and completed outside the training hours- recommended but not required), we will explore in a small-group learning environment how early relational trauma impacts children.  This training will help play therapists bring new and exciting theory into the play therapy room to better support children and their families.  

 

By limiting this training group to 10 participants, each participant will be able to actively engage in group discussion, leading to an increase in the depth of theory understanding and application to the play therapy room.

Participants will also discuss ethically staying inside our scope of practice as play therapists.  

This is an intermediate/advanced level training.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to describe common symptoms and childhood diagnoses through the lens of regulation and dysregulation.

  2. Participants will be able to incorporate brain development theory into play therapy while still holding the relational space as primary.

  3. Participants will be able to describe the key functions of the brainstem and how this relates to play therapy clients who have experienced early relational trauma.

  4. Participants will understand how the brain’s natural response to chronic stress impacts children’s behaviors both in and out of the therapy room.  

  5. Participants will learn ways to provide patterned, rhythmic, and relational play therapy experiences through music, movement, and play to promote brainstem regulation and healing.

  6. Participants will learn ways to coach parents to provide patterned, rhythmic, and relational experiences outside the play therapy room through music, movement, and play to promote brainstem regulation and healing.

  7. Participants will develop an introductory understanding of memory processing theory and how this impacts play therapy clients both in and out of the play therapy room.

  8. Participants will understand the purpose of the hypoaroused, dissociated continuum with regard to the play therapy client.

  9. Participants will understand the importance of cultivating regulation inside their own nervous systems while providing play therapy to children who have experienced trauma.  

  10. Participants will understand why it is crucial to prioritize relational presence, safety, and trust inside the play therapy relationship.

  11. Participants will explore the necessity of practicing within our scope of practice as play therapists, only using interventions when we have been adequately trained based on our code of ethics.

  12. Participants will develop an understanding of the types of adjunct and ancillary interventions and providers that can be recommended to support the healing and regulation in their play therapy client. 

  13. Participants will understand the importance of avoiding coercive or misattuned play therapy interventions with children who have experienced developmental trauma.

  14. Participants will learn to reconsider the diagnosis of RAD when working with play therapy clients who have experienced developmental trauma.

Schedule:

Wednesdays January 9 - April 3, 2019

(OFF Mar. 20, 2019 ~ April 17, 2019 is reserved as a make up date if needed due to unexpected cancellation)

10 - 11:30am CENTAL TIME: Training, using handouts, didactic lecture, discussion, and the occasional case consultation (via HIPAA compliant video software while keeping client confidentiality).  

 

12 total meetings for 18 hours of instruction.

 

Attendees will be assigned recommended readings prior to each class from the book The Boy who was Raised as A Dog by Dr. Bruce Perry.

 

OPTIONAL- At the conclusion of the 12-week course, participants can choose to take a quiz about the book The Boy who was Raised as a Dog and receive 6 additional NON-CONTACT APT hours.  

Where:

Online via HIPAA compliant video software.

 

Fee:

$55 per meeting

Or $600 for the whole series (discount of $5 per meeting)

CEs- there is an additional $50 for CEs, due to the fees associated with providing national level CEs

Optional - You will have the option to take a quiz about “The Boy who was Raised as a Dog” and receive an additional 6 NON-CONTACT APT hours. There is no additional fee for this.

 

Cancellation Policy: Registration is 100% refundable until December 26, 2018.  After December 26, registration is non-refundable, though you are welcome to transfer your registration to another participant.  AFTER JANUARY 9, NO EXCEPTIONS ARE MADE TO THIS POLICY.

Target Audience:

This online class is appropriate for licensed and pre-licensed mental health professionals, including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors.  Pre-licensed therapists must provide the name and contact information of their supervisor.

CE information:

18 CEs are available for participants who complete all the requirements.

Optional - You will have the option to take a quiz about “The Boy who was Raised as a Dog” and receive an additional 6 NON-CONTACT APT hours. There is no additional fee for this.

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Association for Play Therapy:

This training is sponsored by Marshall Lyles, LPC-s, LMFT-S, RPT-S.  Marshall Lyles is an APT Approved Provider: 17-508.

 

Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:

Social Workers: CES, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/5/15 through 10/5/18. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 18.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to grant continuing education credit for LCPCs/LMHCs in the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. LCPCs/LMHCs completing the program will receive 18.0 continuing education hours of credit.

 

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 18.0 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.

Marriage and Family Therapists: Continuing education credit for Marriage & Family Therapists is awarded in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. Marriage and Family therapists completing this program will receive 18.0 CE hours of credit.

Attendees must attend every class meeting LIVE in order to receive CEs.  In the event of an emergency, TWO class meetings can be missed.  The attendee must watch the video recording of the class PRIOR to the next class meeting.  A half-page summary of the missed class must be submitted no later than two weeks after the missed class. This policy does not apply to individuals who need SOCIAL WORK CEs.  The ASWB requires that social workers attend ALL CLASSES LIVE in order to receive CEs. 

 

Grievance Policy:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to CES, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345.

Accommodations for the Differently Abled

Commonwealth Educational Seminars’ training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact Robyn Gobbel, LCSW at 512-565-8357 or robyn@gobbelcounseling.com.

Presenter: Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S

 

Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S specializes in complex trauma, attachment, and adoption.  Robyn’s diverse clinical training includes EMDR (including EMDR adapted for children with attachment trauma), Somatic Experiencing, 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. 

Details:

Wednesdays Jan. 9 - Apr. 3, 2019

(OFF Mar. 20, 2019; make up day Apr. 17 if needed)

10am - 11:30am CENTRAL time

12 meetings total

18 CEs (additional fee)

    Association for Play Therapy (APT) 

This training is sponsored by Marshall Lyles, LPC-s, LMFT-S, RPT-S.  Marshall Lyles is an APT Approved Provider: 17-508.

  Commonwealth Educational Seminars

This training is approved by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for 18 CEs- psychologists, marriage & family therapists, social workers, and licensed professional counselors***

Online via HIPAA compliant video 

Limited to 10 participants

Licensed or pre-licensed therapists in supervision ONLY

$55 per meeting OR

$600 paid in advance 

$50 CE fee (paid at the end)

OPTIONAL:

      Final Quiz

     "The Boy who was Raised as a Dog"

      6 non-contact APT CEs**

      

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Gobbel Counseling