Session 213: Parts at Play: Integrating Dissociation Theory and Play Therapy with EMDR

Sunday, September 27th

Advanced, Intermediate

About the Session

Session Description:

Learn to recognize, access, and build cooperation among self-states of children in the playroom applying key principles to guide treatment. We will practice two play-based interventions utilizing sand tray and drawing. Use the lens of dissociation to understand the themes in child-centered play therapy with young children. For older children, participants will practice a scripted intervention called “The Play Room Parts of Self Process” useful with drawing or sand tray which is a version of Frasier’s Table for children. The workshop teaches safety and gradual exposure in the playroom to allow self-states to emerge during preparation for EMDR.

Learning Objective 1

Participants will be able to identify at least 5 atypical problem behaviors in children that manifest as dissociative strategies and self-states and utilize guiding principles for treatment.

Learning Objective 2

Participants will be able to utilize 2 different play therapy approaches to identify and access self-states in children with complex trauma and dissociation.

Learning Objective 3

Participants will be able to initiate internal cooperation between the self-states using a scripted, imaginative intervention which adapts Fraser’s table for young children.

CEs Available: *1.5

* Please note that this program is not approved by the American Psychological Association for CE for psychologists.