course »Healing Trauma in Children with Play: Using a Sequential Approach

Date: 7/22/2020, 9:00 am—11:00 am
County: Distance Learning
Location: DISTANCE LEARNING
Sponsor: WestCoast Children’s Clinic
Phone: 510-269-9030
Online Class

Many foster children/youth have experienced trauma and/or are living through ongoing trauma. The training will highlight the use of playful interventions to help children/youth heal through traumatic experiences such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and others. Case examples involving children/youth in foster care will also be used.

This training will highlight the use of play therapy as one of the choices for intervention, in the continuum of care, when working with children and families who have experienced trauma. This includes a sequence of play-based components that: (1) follows the tri-phasic model of trauma recovery (Herman, 1992); (2) underscores the neurobiology of trauma; and (3) complements current evidence-based approaches in the field of trauma. For each component, the training will describe both a specific treatment goal and accompanying interventions.