Advances in the field of the relational neurosciences has brought to us a neurobiological understanding of attachment theory as proposed by Bowlby, Ainsworth, and Main.  Honoring Bowlby’s hopes that attachment theory would inform clinical practice, understanding the neurobiological underpinnings of disrupted attachment helps inform treatment interventions.  Child and play therapists can learn to view behavioral, somatic, and symbolic themes in play therapy through the lens of attachment theory, looking for opportunities to provide the client with new attachment experiences. 


At the conclusion of this one hour webinar, participants will be able to

  • Articulate the neurobiological underpinnings for the four identified patterns of attachment

  • Articulate how attachment patterns may be evoked, observed, and tracked in play therapy sessions

  • Participants will be able to identify the agent of change (disconfirming experience) for the play therapy client based on the client’s attachment pattern


1 Hour On-Demand Digital Download


Continuing Education (CE) Info

This digital download is available for one non-contact APT (Association for Play Therapy) CE.  No other CEs are available.  Instructions on how to obtain the CE are provided with the digital download.  You must take and pass a quiz after viewing the webinar in order to obtain the CE.


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


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Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, LMSW, RPT-S

Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, LMSW, 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.  Robyn is on the instructional staff of the Foundations of Interpersonal Neurobiology Certificate Program at Portland Community College as well as the Therapy with Foster & Adoptive Children and Families Certificate Program with Portland State University/Oregon DHS.  


Once you download the webinar, it is yours forever.  HOWEVER!!!! You MUST use the download link to download the files within 30 days!!!  The download link expires after 30 days.

Neurobiology of Attachment for Child & Play Therapists ~ APT Non Contact CE


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