Course Description

The Polyvagal Theory, originally introduced by Stephen Porges, MD, has revolutionized the field of psychotherapy, particularly working with clients who have experiences trauma. The Polyvagal Theory has changed how we assess and treatment plan, but also how we understand the importance of the therapist’s way of being in the therapy space, not their doing. This webinar will be an introduction to The Polyvagal Theory, presented with language and examples that will support your integration and ability to apply to theory into your clinical practice with child & play therapy clients.



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

1. Describe the function of the three branches of the autonomic nervous system based on the polyvagal theory

2. Conceptualize treatment goals for the play therapy client through the lens of the polyvagal theory

3. Articulate the concept of neuroception and how they can (and must) take steps to create an environment of felt-safety in the play therapy room



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.

Understanding Polyvagal Theory for Child/Play Therapists ~ APT Non Contact CE


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