Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW, RPT-S


Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW, RPT-S, has a private practice in Buffalo, New York specializing in attachment and child trauma, and she also works with adult survivors. She is a Registered Play Therapist and supervisor and Approved Provider of play therapy continuing education, an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, and a faculty member of the Child Trauma Institute, in addition to serving as the training chair for the EMDRIA Special Interest Group for children and adolescents. She has given trainings around the US and Asia. Her primary interest is in the intersection of play therapy and EMDR and has previously published on this topic.


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

Presented by Annie Monaco, LCSW, RPT, Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW, RPT-S in Advanced, Intermediate at 11:00 AM on Sunday, September 27th.

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…