2012 APT Annual Conference

F11 - There is a Hole in My Heart? Understanding Adoption and Attachment Issues in Play Therapy

Oct 12, 2012 2:00pm ‐ Oct 12, 2012 5:30pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $59.00


Come learn about the unique symptoms and themes that many adopted children present in the play room. A special emphasis will be given to understanding attachment and neuro-biological processes such as regulation and dys-regulation in the play therapy process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the impact that adoption can have on a child's emotional and psychological development and how these issues can show up in play therapy
  • Discuss the importance of addressing lower brain center functioning to resolve trauma in the play therapy process
  • Analyze the play therapist's role in healing attachment issues



  • 3.00 - CE Hours/Credits

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