Play Therapy Innovative Attachment-Based Interventions to Treat Trauma, Emotional Dysregulation, and Behavioral Challenges
If you’re looking for the best resources and creative interventions available…
This exclusive online training is it! This is your chance to join expert play therapy trainers and discover their favorite play therapy techniques that will help kids from early childhood to teenagers…
- develop empathetic connections
- process their emotions
- learn self-control
- build resilience
- strengthen attachments
- and increase social skills
…all while discovering themselves in a non-directive safe way.
Plus, you’ll gain valuable insights into how and why the techniques work…
Helping you make the best clinical decisions possible on which interventions to use and when they’ll be the most successful.
You’ll leave this course with a new toolbox loaded with creative and effective play-based interventions while earning up to 18.75 CE hours, all counting towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) through the Association for Play Therapy. Learn more about becoming an RPT here!
Bonus! You’ll also get a digital copy of our new Play Therapy book for FREE – valued at $29.99.
This book includes the most effective play therapy activities for working with children with depression, anxiety, trauma, behavior issues, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
- Which of your clients can benefit most from play therapy
- Your most important tasks for the beginning, middle, and end of therapy when repairing relationships and treating children using attachment-based play therapy
- Why play and the use of symbols in therapy is so effective for children
- Why it’s essential to address attachment before problem behaviors
- The key concepts you’ll need to consider while assessing your client’s level of attachment with their caregivers
- What causes attachment wounds/ruptures in relationships
- The 4 S’s that children need to become securely attached to their caregivers
- The primitive emotion our clients and their parents try to hide, making relationships even more strained
- Activities for both kids and parents to address this toxic emotion head-on
- Why children act out to deflect from these feelings (and how it makes parents more reactive to their kids)
- How to successfully engage even the most disconnected parents in therapy
- How to make your own “calm down jars” for your office (and expert tips on what brands work best)
- How “lemon squeezies” can make body relaxation fun and engaging for children
- How to better understand the problem behaviors that frustrate parents
- What obstacles to expect in development and relationships from birth to age 6
- How you can invite your clients to be more fun and playful in therapy
- The hilarious short video demonstrating EXACTLY why talk therapy won’t work for young children
- The unexpected benefits your clients may experience through play therapy
- What to be cautious of when considering using play therapy with your clients
- The “fantasy island” activity kids love – and how it can help them create a safe place by creating their ideal world
- The differences between Sandplay and Sandtray therapy, and how both can help your clients work through difficult issues
- How to be the most effective in helping children while you’re following their lead in play therapy
- How to guide clients through ultra-relaxing “rainbow walks” to help them relax in a unique way
- The very best resources for using mindfulness and yoga with kids to reduce stress, regulate emotions, and increase body awareness
- How to help kids quiet their “worry brain” using these creative interventions
- Why you should be using play therapy with your teenage clients too
- How to understand the difference between resistance, opposition, and shut-down (and how to use this to make faster progress in therapy)
- How to avoid the “frustration factor” that commonly interferes with therapy with teenagers
- How social media, TV, movies, and music affect your clients… and how to use these effectively in therapy
- Why caregivers should still play with their teenagers… and how to make this part of their daily routine
- The most crucial tasks for adolescent development, and how these can contribute to challenges both at home and in the therapy room
- How to use silence to actually build stronger engagement and rapport in therapy (with engaging techniques for hard-to-reach teenagers)
- How to use embodied play therapy and movement techniques to help teens regulate emotions and behaviors
- Creative activities to use sandtrays, drawing, painting, clay, masks, and more… giving your clients effective ways to communicate their thoughts and feelings
By Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S
But depending on what they’re struggling with specifically, you’ll need to tailor your approach to their specific challenges.
In this book, renowned play therapy supervisor, Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S, shares creative techniques and gives you a solid understanding of why these work for kids with…
- Disruptive Behavior Disorders
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Childhood Trauma
- And more…
This book normally sells for $29.99… But when you purchase this course, it’s yours FREE as our gift to you.