2017 APT Annual Conference

Th-2 - The Triple Threat: Helping Caregivers Hold Children's Hard Stories When Trauma, Anxiety, and Attachment Intersect

Credits: None available.

Standard: $99.00


Learn how to use play therapy to increase felt safety within a family, work with attachment anxiety within a dyad, craft coherent narratives of hard things, and help parents and children become a team to fight trauma based anxiety together.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify two patterns of "miscuing" that occur in dyads with less secure attachment.
  • Describe three Theraplay activities that can help parents and children practice more accurate cuing patterns in relationship.
  • Identify three play therapy techniques, grounded in expressive arts, that can help children and their caregivers create trauma narratives.
  • Describe two expressive arts activity that can help parents in therapy/ clinicians in supervision reflect on their own attachment history.
  • List three criteria to use when assessing whether or not a parent is currently a safe enough container to hold the child's trauma narrative
  • Describe the six co-regulation strategies encoded in the acronym SOOTHE

This training is not eligible for supervisor training hours.



  • 6.00 - CE Hours/Credits

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