Annie Monaco, LCSW, RPT


Annie Monaco, LCSW, RPT, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Registered Play Therapist, and a faculty member of both the Child Trauma Institute and of University at Buffalo School of Social Work. Annie travels throughout the US and internationally providing trauma-informed trainings and agency and therapist consultation. She is a trainer of EMDR, Progressive Counting, and Attachment & Dissociation, and is the Chair of the EMDRIA Child and Adolescent Special Interest Group. She has extensive training in complex trauma, family therapy, play therapy, and restorative justice, and over 25 years’ experience in serving children, teens, families, and adults.


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…