Advanced Child Centered Play Therapy

Presenter: Courtney Lewis, LPCC, RPT- S IMHE-III 
This workshop will provide a conceptual framework to clinicians who are utilizing play therapy to treat children from ages 2-10. The framework is flexible and tailored to each child individually and their particular family system. This workshop will incorporate the importance of understanding basic child development both physiological and neurological, and the imbedded role the caregiver system plays in that development. This workshop will address the vital importance of working with this information to heal child trauma, grief and distress.
1)    Assessing and developing the play therapy treatment plan to meet the child’s developmental and regulatory needs.
2)    Utilizing play therapy to create healing change in the dyadic relationship through incorporating caregivers as partners
3)    Connecting the first and second objective to set the foundational stage for healing child trauma/grief/distress through play therapy.