Bullying is overt/covert, and repetitive. As such, bullying should be conceptualized as complex, developmental trauma and be addressed with Neurobiologically-Informed Play Therapy that includes: Building on the safety and security of caregivers and community, Being developmentally sensitive, Addressing affective-behavioral dysregulation.
Describe what is meant by "neurobiologically--informed play therapy"
Describe the characteristics of complex and/or developmental trauma and be able to identify the
neurobiological changes associated with complex trauma (viz., bullying)
List the major the components of evidence based, relationally--focused, play therapy treatments
and incorporate aspects of these treatments into their play therapy practice
Assess the level and type of complex trauma caused by varying durations of bullying
Determine the play therapy course of action (frequency & length), based on assessment results,
to address the complex trauma
Develop play therapy treatment plans that address the issues arising from bullying.