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.  


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.

NeuroDevelopmental Approach to Treating Complex Trauma ~ APT Non Contact CE


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