Trauma Treatment for Kids - Healing the Body Through Play: Advanced In
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Trauma Treatment for Kids - Healing the Body Through Play: Advanced Interactive Workshop



  • Experiential learning through “a child’s language” – sensory, non-verbal and embodied play
  • Improve self-regulation, attachments and relational engagement
  • Increase the effectiveness of traditional trauma therapies
  • Transform your work and enhance the capacity for healthy play among the youngest of trauma survivors

Traumatic events damage children emotionally and psychologically.

Their trauma stays trapped in their body – they feel overwhelmed, they don’t sleep, they’re anxious, depressed, failing in school, angry and socially isolated.

They are completely vulnerable.

How do you as a therapist get to the root of their pain? What do you do when words and language can’t be accessed, when conventional treatments aren’t enough?

Play is a child’s natural way to expose their trauma, formulate their narrative and begin to process the trauma.

Join trauma expert, Dr. Jennifer Lefebre in this experiential, interactive workshop and learn to speak the language of traumatized children!

  • Integrate play therapy with trauma treatment to provide children engaging, developmentally appropriate and empirically validated treatment
  • Use essential components of trauma treatment flexibly combined with sensory, non-verbal and embodied play to address interest and advance your work with kids
  • Creative and effective treatment strategies to improve self-regulation, attachments and relational engagement, integrate traumatic experiences and build a sense of competence and worth
  • Access a clinical framework to incorporate trauma theory, neuroscientific research and play therapy principles
  • Increase the capacity for healthy play among the youngest of trauma survivors

Come breathe new life into your trauma treatment with kids!


Details

Product Details
Average Rating:
  4.6   (9 comments)
Speakers:
Jennifer Lefebre
Duration:
12 Hours 13 Minutes
Copyright:
15 Feb, 2018
Product Code:
POS053325
Media Type:
Digital Recordings

CPD

CPD

This online program is worth 12.25 hours CPD.


Handouts

Speakers

Jennifer Lefebre's Profile

Jennifer Lefebre Related seminars and products: 2

Psy.D., RPT-S


Jennifer Lefebre, Psy.D., RPT-S, is a clinical psychologist and Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor. Her clinical and research interests center on the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families whose lives have been impacted by complex trauma. She has extensive experience working with young children (0-5), adult survivors of severe childhood abuse and neglect, first responders, and combat veterans. Dr. Lefebre is the clinical director at Healing the Child Within, a holistic trauma center in northwestern Connecticut which integrates psychotherapy, yoga, and eastern philosophies into the treatment of complex trauma. She also provides clinical supervision and play therapy consultation throughout New England and online, and is an infant and early childhood mental health consultant.

She has worked in residential treatment, psychiatric inpatient, community mental health settings, and schools, while teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate level and providing trainings around the country. She and has received specialized training in many modalities, to include Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TC-TSY), Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC), Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Therapy (SMART), Theraplay, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT-A). She is working towards becoming an EMDRIA-approved consultant, and is an EMDR (Level II) clinician. 

Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial: Jennifer Lefebre is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Non-financial: Jennifer Lefebre is a member of the Association of Play Therapy.

 


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Articulate how to help children with complex trauma histories restore their capacity for playfulness and co-regulation.
  2. Evaluate the fight-or-flight response in children, and learn playful ways to teach children about the brain-body relationship.
  3. Communicate the neurophysiological theory behind developmental trauma and attachment.
  4. Contrast diagnostic challenges within this population, and ascertain symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder which can be decreased through embodied play therapy strategies.
  5. Combine embodied play therapy interventions with evidence-based treatment models for improving emotional and behavioral regulation.
  6. Pair the core components found within the leading evidence-based trauma treatments (TF-CBT, EMDR, CPP, ARC, TARGET) with play therapy techniques to improve relational engagement.
  7. Evaluate which trauma informed treatment components “fit” with specific needs of children who have experienced developmental trauma.
  8. Determine how core components of childcentered play therapy align with best practices for treating childhood trauma.
  9. Help children heal from trauma through play therapy and evidence-based cognitive strategies.
  10. Implement play therapy techniques that are consistent with the core components of trauma-informed treatment.
  11. Develop a treatment plan for introducing play therapy to clients and families in an engaging, fun manner.
  12. Integrate culturally attuned play therapy strategies into trauma work with children and families.

Outline

  • Neuroscience of Childhood Trauma Trauma Theory
    • Fight-or-Flight (parasympathetic/sympathetic nervous system)
    • Attachment Theory
  • Assessment
    • Complex Trauma
    • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Reactive Attachment Disorder
    • Developmental Trauma Disorder
    • A new conceptualization and integrated clinical framework
  • Essential Components for Trauma-Informed Treatments
    • Establishing safety and a sense of competence/worth
    • Appropriate attachments & relational engagement
    • Self-regulation (body & emotions)
    • Self-reflection & Introspection
    • Integration of traumatic experiences (acknowledgment & processing of the trauma)
    • Future safety ~ transitioning beyond the Trauma
  • Body Based Treatment – Emotional and Behavioral Regulation
    • Verbal vs nonverbal responses – how to recognize trauma without verbal report
    • Bottom-up versus top-down processing – trauma starts in the body
    • Developmental needs of traumatized children
    • Embodied play & sensory integration – emotional and behavioral regulation
  • Incorporating Play Therapy into Proven Evidence-based Treatments
    • Components that “fit” the child’s specific needs
    • TF-CBT- Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
    • CPP – Child Parent Psychotherapy
    • ARC – Attachment, Regulation, and Competency
    • TARGET – Trauma Adaptive Recovery Group Education Therapy
  • Play Therapy Principles
    • Therapist establishes a friendly relationship
    • Accepts the child as he is
    • Creates a permissive relationship; child has freedom of expression
    • Validates (acknowledge and reflect) child’s feelings
    • Responsibility for decisions and change is left mostly to the child
    • Child directs the therapeutic process; therapist follows
    • Therapeutic interaction is not rushed
    • Limits are set only when necessary for child’s outcomes
  • Advancing Trauma Treatment with Play Therapy
    • Non-verbal techniques
    • Sensory-based techniques
    • Culturally and developmentally appropriate techniques
  • Play Therapy Strategies and Techniques
    • Integration of traumatic experiences to acknowledge and process the trauma: Sandtrays, drawings, & play
    • Target shame, self-doubt, and selfcompassion: Sandtray Safeplace & All About Me
    • Build an understanding of the brainbody relationship: Flip your lid and Charades
    • Target indiscriminate attachments and interpersonal reactivity: Invisible String & Family Sandtray
    • Improve emotional and bodily regulation: Stressballs, Be Spaghetti, Feelings Map, Trashballs, Yoga, and Weather Massage

 

Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Play Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapist

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Overall:     4.6

Total Reviews: 464

Comments

Patricia F - KERRVILLE, Texas

"Wonderful presenter."

Mandy L - Tuscola, Texas

"I really enjoyed this training. It was easy to follow and I loved Dr. Jennifer's energy!"

Corina R - LEESBURG, Virginia

"Thank you! Wish we could have had more time to talk about strategies and cases. So much to talk about, and so little time."

Denise M - DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Maryland

"This was a great course. I gained valuable insight into the brain, attachment therapy and the utilization of play therapy. The course was easy to understand and the presenter was clear and very knowledgeable. I truly understand trauma better."

Baron R - Columbia, Maryland

"Excellent class materials, and very thorough. I learned a lot taking this course, and feel happy with the information I gained."

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