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June 2, 2022
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Arlington, VA
Arlington, VA United States

Approved for 6 EMDRIA Credits

  1. Describe 2 ways that the EMDR protocol can be flexibly integrated into a non-directive or child-centered play therapy session.
  2. Explain 2 ways that post-traumatic play can be supported and understood through the Adaptive Information Processing model which is the basis for EMDR therapy.
  3. Apply 3 essential considerations in integrating EMDR into a play therapy setting to a case example, which include: developing the safe alliance & holding space for post-traumatic play using a child centered play approach; assessing the trauma target in the play.
  4. Apply 3 principles of the Gestalt play therapy model to an extended case example of a child with complex trauma.
  5. Apply 2 Gestalt play therapy techniques to recognize and distinguish emotional self-states and the special features that are common in dissociative children.
  6. Utilize 3 prescriptive play therapy activities for grounding and stabilizing children and decreasing dissociative episodes in and out of the play room.

Presenter: Annie Monaco & Ann Beckley-Forest