Dissociation in Play Therapy

Live/Virtual Training

Dates


 

November 11, 2022

February 24, 2023

June 9, 2023

August 25, 2023

TIME


9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. CST

Location


4500 Mercantile Plaza Dr., Ste 307

Fort Worth, TX 76137

or

ZOOM VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

CE


APT- IN PERSON- 6 CE CONTACT HOURS


APT WEBINAR- VIA ZOOM-

6 CE LIVE WEBINAR HOURS


NBCC HOURS: 6


APPROVED FOR 6 EMDRIA CREDITS

Cost




 

$210.00 ( Non-Refundable)

 

APT APPROVED PROVIDER #22-656

NBCC ACEP NO. 7206

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain how to assess for dissociation in children, both in parent sessions and the play room. 
  2. Describe the major theories of dissociation and how they apply to the playroom.
  3. Discuss how to speak to children about parts of self in play therapy, and how to speak to parents about parts of self in parent sessions.
  4. Identify coping skills for children experiencing dissociation in the playroom.
  5. Demonstrate grounding skills for children experiencing dissociation in the playroom.
  6. Demonstrate basic parts work interventions in play therapy during training breakout session.

Schedule

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Theory of Dissociation

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Stabilization Skills

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Lunch Break

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm

Assessment for Dissociation

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Working with Parts

Pre-Requisites

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.

 

Training Description

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.

 

Nik Johnson


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.

cancellation and refund policy

This training is non-refundable, unless cancelled by training provider. Event will be cancelled if fewer than 5 participants.

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.