2018 APT Annual Conference

W-2 - Play & Art & Sand. Oh My!: Expressive Interventions for Accessing & Reprocessing Traumatic Memories

Oct 3, 2018 8:00am ‐ Oct 3, 2018 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $99.00


Emerging neuroscientific research highlights accessing iconically stored traumatic memories with expressive interventions such as play, art, & sandtray. This workshop highlights the underpinnings & use of such approaches in play therapy. Emphasis will be on targeting traumatic memories to manage posttraumatic reactions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify core components of trauma treatment as delineated in the literature
  • Link specific play therapy techniques to several core components of trauma treatment
  • Explain how traumatic memories are stored, accessed, and reprocessed
  • Articulate how play therapy and other expressive interventions are consistent with findings in the neurosciences
  • Describe how expressive interventions can be utilized to access and reprocess traumatic experiences
  • Explain how reprocessing traumatic memories can reduce posttraumatic reactions in play therapy



  • 6.00 - CE Hours/Credits

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