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.
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
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