This training is open to all clinicians, including those with no prior EMDR training. The theory and skills taught in this course are applicable for all clinicians. Since Nik is an EMDR Approved Consultant and trainer in EMDR therapy, there will be discussion of how to integrate the information into the EMDR Therapy Standard Protocol.
Please note that only participants who have completed EMDRIA-Approved Basic EMDR Training will receive the EMDRIA credit.
This play therapy training is offered Live In-Person for contact hours and Virtual Webinar via Zoom for LIVE WEBINAR/non-contact hours.
Dissociation is a disconnect from emotions, body sensations, thoughts, memories, and/or identity. In play therapy it can look like explosive behavior, clients presenting as “shell shocked”, self-injuring behavior, or bizarre mood and personality shifts. Often times these are the children that fall through the cracks and are passed on due to their complexity with people stating “nothing works with them”. In this training, participants learn how to explain dissociation to both children in the play room and parents in parent sessions, participants discuss how to assess for dissociation with both parents and children in play therapy, and participants demonstrate skills to work with parts of self in the play room.