Course Description and Learning Objectives


Are you feeling confused, nervous, or overwhelmed about what to do in a family play therapy session? Join us and develop your confidence when working with families in play therapy. Learn creative attachment-based interventions to foster the parent-child relationship. In this workshop, you will learn how to work with families based on the interpersonal neurobiology perspective. Gain practical information on how family play therapy sessions can be structured and spontaneous and how to engage a family with safety as the core construct. When play therapists work within the family system, the family often feels seen and moves towards healing. The interventions can be used in person or via telehealth play therapy sessions. This workshop is rooted in the therapeutic powers of play, mindfulness, attachment, and the polyvagal theory. Case examples, videos, and small break-out rooms will be used to deepen the therapist’s learning. We will send out a list of materials needed for the workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the importance of having family play-based sessions.
  2. Discuss family play therapy interventions that create opportunities for safety and connection in the family.
  3. Describe how the family play-based session will flow based on the nervous system arousal (hypoarousal and hyperarousal). 
  4. List 10 Creative Interventions for family play therapy.

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