2017 APT Annual Conference

F-4 - The Transformative Power of Play Therapy: Understanding the Neurobiology of Play Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents: The Conversation Continues

Credits: None available.

Standard: $59.00


The brain is a complex system of structures and neural connections that develops in a bottoms-up fashion; yet, is designed to regulate from a top-down mechanism. Understanding brain structures, neural connections, and neurotransmitters provides a basic foundation for understanding how change and growth occur as well as how incorporation of play therapy and creative activities support and bring about change and growth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate the complexities of brain functioning in maltreated and non-maltreated children and adolescents.
  • Understand the interaction of neurobiology, maltreatment, and play therapy.
  • Match play therapy and expressive interventions to treatment goals.



  • 2.50 - CE Hours/Credits

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