The California Association for Play Therapy San Bernardino Chapter Presents:
Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW, RPT-S & Annie Monaco, LCSW, RPT
Earn 6 Contact CEs
February 5, 2022 – 8:00am-3:30pm PT over Zoom
Let’s Play EMDR: Fundamentals of EMDR with Children in a Play Therapy Setting
Come and learn how to engage children effectively and bridge the gap in treatment between play therapy and EMDR therapy without giving up the character of the play therapy relationship; explore the use of play therapy as the therapeutic space for protocolized trauma work, and learn how to use play therapy throughout the 8 phases of EMDR.
About the Presenters
Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW, RPT-S, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Buffalo, New York. Her specialties include attachment and child and adolescent trauma, and she also works with adult survivors. She is certified in EMDR and is an EMDR Approved Consultant and a faculty member of the Child Trauma Institute, as well as a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor and Approved Provider of play therapy continuing education through the Association for Play Therapy. She provides consultation in person and remotely, and gives trainings locally and internationally. Her primary interest is in the intersection of play therapy and EMDR and she has published on this topic, including as chapter contributor and co-editor of EMDR with Children in the Play Therapy Room: An Integrated Approach (2020).
Annie Monaco, LCSW, RPT is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist and a faculty member of the Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute (TICTI) and of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. Annie travels throughout the US and internationally providing a multitude of trauma-informed trainings and agency and therapist consultation. Annie is an EMDR trainer (EMDRIA approved), Progressive Counting and STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resiliency). Annie also provides specialty trainings on attachment, dissociation, and EMDR with children.
- List 8 essential considerations in integrating the therapeutic powers of play therapy with EMDR for children.
- Apply a play therapy scripted technique for obtaining a trauma history from the child in a developmentally sensitive way during phase one.
- Practice a play therapy intervention to install and enhance positive beliefs and resources during phase two to make the client stronger.
- Select materials and activities to prepare children for the EMDR protocol and notice their own body sensations during play therapy sessions.
- Explain 2 ways of inviting and guiding play narratives that titrate the approach to traumatic material during assessment, desensitization and reprocessing phases.
- Identify 5 prescriptive play therapy activities to promote self-regulation.
- Recognize when to directly include parents in closure and re-evaluation of trauma processing through the use of a scripted parent interview and inventory.
Continuing Education: This workshop meets the qualifications for 6 hours of contact continuing education credit for Psychologists, MFTs & LCSWs and LPCC’s. The California Association for Play Therapy (CALAPT) is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy (APT Approved Provider # 00-094). Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 6 hrs CONTACT CE Hours. NO CREDIT FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE.
Who Should Attend: Social Workers, Marriage, Family & Child Therapists, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, and School Counselors.
Instructional Level: Intermediate – Requires a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of play therapy and child development. Pre-Requisite: Basic EMDR training
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