APT Approved Provider #22-656
APT HOURS: 6 NON-CONTACT CE
NBCC HOURS: 6
APPROVED FOR 6 EMDRIA CREDITS
NBCC ACEP No. 7206
Play Therapy Training Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content in accordance with EMDRIA requirements.
This play therapy training is offered On-Demand as a go-at-your-own pace course for non-contact hours.
Does EMDR and Play Therapy work for children and young people experiencing ADHD and Autism? The answer is yes. Those who are neurodivergent can experience the full beauty of EMDR and Play Therapy. And no, EMDR and Play Therapy absolutely does not “cure” ADHD and Autism. But then again, are ADHD and Autism the actual reasons people come into play therapy? Not in my experience. Typically they come into play therapy due to the distress surrounding the diagnoses.
EMDR and Play Therapy is an incredible tool to treat this distress! EMDR and Play Therapy works excellently with individuals experiencing both ADHD and Autism spectrum disorders. As EMDR Play Therapists, we can provide specific resourcing and targeting that allow relief for individuals experiencing neurodivergence and dysregulation. Not only does this make their caregivers and teachers happy, but also, and more importantly, it enriches the lives of our clients.
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.
Demonstrate two Phase 2 resources to use with children and teens experiencing neurodivergence in play therapy.
Describe five forms of dual attention stimuli to use with children and teens experiencing neurodivergence in play therapy.
Discuss how to identify EMDR targets with individuals experiencing neurodivergence and how to use the EMDR standard protocol with clients experiencing high energy in play therapy.
Discuss how to account for and adapt to sensory issues while using EMDR and Play Therapy with clients.
Discuss how to use a strengths-based approach when discussing neurodiversity with caregivers, teachers, and the community to advocate for our play therapy clients.
Play Therapy Training Resources has been approved by APT as an Approved Continuing Education Provider #22-656. Programs that do not qualify for APT credit are clearly identified. Play Therapy Training Resources is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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.