Course Description and Learning Objectives


Are you feeling confused, and nervous about what to do in a family play therapy session? Come join us and learn creative attachment-based interventions when working with families and the child-parent relationship in play therapy. Learn how to work with families in the moment of their dysregulation and gain knowledge on how the family play sessions can be both structured and spontaneous. This workshop is rooted in the therapeutic powers of play, mindfulness, attachment and interpersonal neurobiology. When clinicians work within the family system the family often feels seen and moves towards healing. An important consideration for the play therapist is to address cultural differences is critical in family play therapy. Discussion on these strategies can be used for in-person or via telehealth session. Case examples, videos and small break-out rooms will be used to deepen the therapist’s learning.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the importance of having family play-based sessions.
  • Describe how a family play-based session will flow based on the nervous system arousal (hypoarousal and hyperarousal) that arrives in the playroom.
  • Identify how to address cultural difference in family play therapy session.
  • List 10 Creative Interventions for family play therapy.