Advancing the Therapeutic Powers of Play

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    • 28 Aug 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual

    Lunch & Learn: Integrating Play Therapy with EMDR

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), due in part to its significant empirical support, is widely used for the treatment of all types of trauma with multiple clinical populations. However, as with all models and theories, knowledge of play therapy is needed in order to most effectively and ethically use EMDR with children. This workshop will help play therapists understand the mechanisms of EMDR (based on AIP theory) and how it integrates with play therapy. While not a substitute for EMDR basic training, play therapists will be able to better evaluate whether they could benefit from EMDR training. Therapists already trained in EMDR will learn an approach to treatment planning as well as ways to integrate play theory and technique.

    Learning Objectives: After successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

      1. Identify the basic tenets of EMDR and how it is applied to play therapy.

      2. Evaluate the timing of resourcing and trauma reprocessing in play therapy treatment planning.

      3. Apply EMDR-informed concepts to play therapy techniques.

      2 APT Contact CE 

      About our presenter: Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S

      Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S has almost 20 years of practice in family and play therapy. Drawing on lessons learned from working with attachment trauma in a variety of mental health settings, Marshall regularly teaches on trauma, expressive therapies, and attachment-informed family work around the globe. In addition to maintaining a small clinical practice, Marshall also conducts supervision and consultation sessions with counseling professionals who are pursuing EMDR certification and RPT status, often with a particular focus on the use of sandtray therapy. Marshall has published in professional journals and magazines in addition to contributing to the books Counseling Families: Play-Based Treatment and the soon to be released EMDR with Children in the Play Therapy Room: An Integrated Approach.

      NEAPT Members & Guests $35 | Limited to 40 participants

      VIRTUAL: This will be a virtual meeting. Participants will be awarded CONTACT CE upon successful completion of a post test. Participants must be visible throughout the presentation. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 2 CONTACT CE Hours.

      NEAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 02-123. NEAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph, video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote NEAPT.

      Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than August 19, 2020. Cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested.

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