2013 APT Annual Conference

S2 - Neurobiology of Holistic Expressive Play Therapy

Oct 12, 2013 8:30am ‐ Oct 12, 2013 5:30pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $99.00


Holistic Expressive Play Therapy, integrating sensate, kinesthetic, and creative expressive therapies fits well with complex trauma research. The synthesis of head and heart perspectives provides an essential understanding required to create effective interventions supporting emotional healing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe fundamental child developmental needs for healthy growth
  • List the corresponding levels of neurological development
  • Describe and assess the impact of social emotional trauma to each level
  • Describe the major components of Holistic Expressive Play Therapy and expressive methods available to create interventions promoting healthy growth and development for each affected brain region
  • Develop a play therapy treatment protocol for activity frequency, duration, and social ratio for each affected brain region, combining Holistic Expressive Play Therapy and neurobiological research perspective
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to refine the protocol



  • 6.00 - CE Hours/Credits

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