The relational neurosciences, in particular the work of Dr. Bruce Perry and the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, are helping child & play therapists more quickly assess the areas of need in child & play therapy clients, leading us to more accurate and respectful treatment planning and interventions.  Many play therapy modalities, including symbolic and metaphoric play, are wonderful approaches to support a child's limbic brain.  Some play therapy clients, particularly those with histories of complex relational trauma, benefit from lower-brain modalities of treatment, including rhythm, movement, music, and sensory play.  This one-hour webinar will introduce child & play therapists to the concept of taking a neurodevelopmental approach with child clients for an increase in positive outcomes. 



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

  • Describe the neurosequential approach to brain development and how this relates to play therapy assessment, treatment planning, and intervention
  • Articulate the different modalities of play therapy that target different regions in the brain
  • Articulate why children with a history of complex trauma need an increased amount of presence, co-regulation, and therapist-led approaches in play therapy.



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.  


Refund Policy

This ondemand digital CE program is backed by a 100% guarantee. Hate the content? Let me know and I'll refund your money, no questions asked!



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.  

NeuroDevelopmental Approach to Treating Complex Trauma ~ APT Non Contact CE


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