2017 APT Annual Conference

W-1 - Brain Structure and Function in Play Therapy: Interview, Assessment, and Treatment Planning

Credits: None available.

Standard: $99.00


The workshop reviews brain structure, organization, integration, and mediation of function. These concepts are essential to play therapists’ clinical interviews identifying cognitive, emotional, and physiological symptomatology. This process is crucial to the formation of sequentially appropriate, trauma informed treatment plans.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define key neurobiological concepts critical to play therapy work.
  • List functional indicators of children suffering from social emotional maltreatment.
  • List key neurobiological concepts critical to intervention design.
  • Identify important developmental play and attachment activities impacting specific brain regions.
  • Describe brain region activities appropriate for play therapy and a therapeutic web of treatment.
  • Develop a play therapy protocol listing dosing, social ratios, and play activities for therapists, family, and community partners.



  • 6.00 - CE Hours/Credits

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