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Go With It! Advanced EMDR Skills in the Playroom

To enroll in this course, participants must submit a certificate showing a minimum of 6 hours of EMDR and/or EMDR in play therapy training to register. Individuals who choose to dually enroll in Introduction to EMDR in the Playroom and Advanced EMDR Skills in the Playroom, must successfully complete Intro to EMDR in order to continue to Advanced EMDR.

To enroll in Advanced EMDR, please submit certificate of prior education to assistant@bmhconnect.com. Once approved, you will receive a link to register.

Workshop Title: Go With That!: Advanced EMDR Skills in the Playroom 

Facilitator: Kira Collins, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S™

Training Date: July 26th, 2024

Training Time: 9:00am-4:30pm CST

Location: Equal Shares Parenting Family Activity Center, 9715 Olive Blvd, St. Louis MO 63132

CEs: 12 APT Contact CEs

Workshop Description:

EMDR adaptations with children in the playroom is an advanced skill that play therapists can benefit from. Any play therapist attending this advanced workshop can strengthen their skills in the utilization of EMDR in the playroom with children across the lifespan. Participants will also explore the use of expressive therapies including art, sand and puppets to help children process traumatic experiences. This workshop will further explore the use of play-based interventions with children across the lifespan to help identify value systems and address maladaptive core beliefs. Special attention will be given to the use of movement for bilateral stimulation when integrating EMDR in the playroom with children and families.

 

*Please note individuals will need to provide a certificate showing a minimum of 6 hours of EMDR and/or EMDR in play therapy training to register*

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify play therapy interventions to support the use of EMDR in individual and family play therapy sessions.

  2. Describe play therapy interventions to identify value systems in children & adolescents.

  3. Explain play therapy interventions to encourage bilateral stimulation in children. 

  4. Describe play therapy interventions to address maladaptive core beliefs in children & adolescents.

  5. Explore the use of play-based interventions to lock in positive cognitions.

  6. Discuss expressive interventions for children to process traumatic experiences in individual and family play therapy sessions. 

 

Agenda:  

  • 9:00 am-10:30 am Lecture & experiential learning

  • 10:30 am-10:45 am  Break

  • 10:45 am-12:00 pm Lecture & experiential learning

  • 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Lunch break 

  • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm Lecture & experiential learning

  • 2:30 pm-2:45 pm Break

  • 2:45 pm-4:15 pm Lecture & experiential learning

  • 4:15 pm-4:30 pm Q &A and wrap-up

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