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Webinar Title: Attachment-Based Play Therapy

Facilitator: Kristen Borgmeyer, MSW, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist™

Date: January 24 & 25, 2025

Time: 9:00 am-4:30 pm CST

Location: Live Webinar 

Primary Play Therapy Areas: 6 hours seminal/historical theories, 6 hours skills & methods

APT CE Hours: 12.0

Attachment-Based Play Therapy - Webinar

  • Learning Objectives: 

    • Analyze attachment theory and its application in play therapy sessions.
    • Compare the different forms of attachment and how it may present in play therapy sessions.
    • Assess the importance of integrating a caregiver’s history of attachment into the child’s play therapy treatment.
    • Use specific play therapy interventions that can be used in individual, family and group play therapy sessions.
    • Apply Theraplay-informed techniques that can be utilized to increase attachment in play therapy sessions.
    • Explain the use of Child-Parent Relationship Therapy in family play therapy sessions to enhance the parent-child attachment. 
    • Explain how Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) techniques can be used in play therapy sessions to support attachment security. 
    • Use specific regulation techniques to address attachment security. 
    • Explore the use of specific homework for caregivers to increase their attachment outside of play therapy sessions. 
    • Assess ways to address boundaries and apply limit setting for clients with attachment challenges. 
    • Explore ways to infuse mindfulness into play therapy settings to support attachment security. 
    • Analyse additional evidenced-based interventions to use with children and families in play therapy sessions to increase attachment security. 
  • Description: 

    Early attachments in a child’s life sets the foundation for their development. Therefore, it is important for a play therapist to be knowledgeable of the various ways to enhance attachment in parent-child relationships. This webinar will explore the application of attachment theory in play therapy sessions with children and families. Participants will spend time exploring the use of Filial therapy and Theraplay as historical and seminal play therapy theories to integrate into family play therapy sessions. Time will also be spent reviewing attachment-based play therapy approaches including Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Child-Parent Relationship Therapy and Conscious Discipline to enhance parent-child bonds.  

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