Do you love neuroscience but aren’t quite sure how to integrate it into your play therapy practice? You walk away from trainings on neuroscience excited, and maybe a bit overwhelmed. You're unsure of what exactly to do next, with your next client - tomorrow.
You work with so many young people who are overwhelmed, dysregulated, and distressed. You want to help them to gain control over their emotions and are looking for more tools in your toolbox and a better understanding of how to transfer neuroscientific principles of emotional regulation (that can be a bit cumbersome) into your daily practice.
Now, imagine, coming into your next session confident and fully prepared to combine the neuroscience of emotional regulation with the powers of play! You know exactly how to explain emotional regulation in a way that young people can understand, because you fully understand it too!
You know the specific directive play therapy activities to increase emotional regulation and help your clients get the relief they need. You know the exact ways to alter your daily practice, playroom setup, and way of being in the playroom to create the best environment for healing.
Imagine being able to actually shift the way that you play that is in line with neuroscientific principles - knowing how to take all of the cumbersome research and put it into specific and actionable steps in your everyday practice!
In this course Keep Calm and Regulate On: Play Therapy and the Neuroscience of Emotional Regulation theories such as Polyvagal Theory, Memory Reconsolidation Theory, and attachment theory will be used to describe just how emotional regulation works in neuroscience terms.
It is the explanation of why something may be deeply triggering to one child but not the next. Why some children are flexible and have a higher distress tolerance than others. Why some children take a longer time to make improvements on goals and why for others it is much easier.
AND once we can understand this information you will be able to identify exactly what to do next in your play therapy practice to have a giant impact. From how to explain these concepts to parents and children. You will also learn 30 Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy techniques to help increase emotional regulation in the young people you work with that are fun and engaging!
Don't have 8 hours of uninterrupted time? Train when it works for you! This course is an online self paced course where the modules are broken up into smaller digestible chunks that can be completed during a client cancellation, on the weekends, early in the morning, late at night - whenever!
In addition this course provides over 13 downloadable handouts, printables, and companion worksheets including directive Play Therapy activities that combine neuroscience and the powers of play for emotional regulation!
This course is approved for 8 APT Non-Contact hours by Meehan Mental Health Services (APT Approved Provider 19-580).
- Learn at least 30 Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy techniques to help children increase emotional regulation.
- Identify at least 20 ways to use neuroscience to inform your Play Therapy practice.
- List at least 5 brain processes involved in emotional regulation.
- Define emotional regulation by using neuroscientific principles of Polyvagal Theory, Memory Reconsolidation Theory, hardwired emotional circuits, attachment relationships, and the Window of Tolerance.
Course Format: Train when it works for you! This course is a pre-recorded online self paced course where the modules are broken up into smaller digestible chunks that can be completed during a client cancellation, on the weekends, early in the morning, late at night - whenever! You can login at your own pace, re-watch content, and have unlimited access to the course. This course is designated "Non-Contact" by the Association for Play Therapy.
Who should attend: This course is an intermediate to advanced skill level.