Research in neurosciences and trauma have transformed our understanding of the impact of trauma and interventions which reduce symptoms and promote healing. As this has unfolded, support has emerged for the use of expressive interventions including play therapy and other expressive modalities. Exploring this crucial intersection empowers the work of the play therapist and aids the recovery and healing process for those who have been abused and traumatized. Join us to understand the interconnectedness of the neurosciences, trauma, and the power of play therapy.
Describe the impact of trauma on the developing brain.
Identify how play therapy and expressive interventions address the effects of trauma.
Describe the importance of the play therapy relationship when working with traumatized children