Addressing Developmental Trauma in Play Therapy


On-Demand Training

APT Approved Provider #22-656

 

CE

APT HOURS: 3 NON-CONTACT CE

NBCC HOURS: 3

 

 

Cost

$105.00

(Non Refundable)

 

NBCC ACEP No. 7206

 

Intro

This play therapy training is offered On-Demand as a go-at-your-own pace course for non-contact hours.

Play therapy can include working with children with perplexing symptoms that do not fit into diagnostic boxes including psychotic features. Diagnoses with these children may vary between ODD, DMDD, IED, and bipolar disorder by different play therapy providers and mental health professionals. This training addresses identifying and assessing developmental trauma in play therapy that may be unconscious to a child. Play therapy skills of building rapport with “difficult” clients and evidence-based stabilization skills for fight, flight, and freeze responses will be taught along with the role of the therapist as the client reintegrates back into the present. This training also includes a journal article on developmental trauma for participants in the on-demand version of the training.

Nik Johnson, M.S.

 

LPC, RPT, EMDR CONSULTANT

​Nik has been a private practice counselor at the Center for Counseling and Family Relationships since 2017. He works with children aged (4+), adolescents, and adults, specializing in complex trauma, dissociative disorders, and play therapy. Previously Nik worked at an agency in Missouri providing play therapy to children in the foster care system. He offers continuing education to professionals especially within the topics of working with developmental trauma, dissociative disorders, and play therapy.

Learning Objectives

1. Explain how to identify and assess for developmental trauma in both parent sessions and play therapy sessions.

2. Discuss the importance of stabilization work before processing developmental trauma in the playroom.

3. Explain how reintegration occurs through the child’s journey towards healing and the play therapist’s role in this phase of treatment.

APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDER

Play Therapy Training Resources has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7206. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Play Therapy Training Resources is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.