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Adlerian Play Therapy for Traumatized Clients- Using Play to Heal While Taking Care of Yourself

Learn how to conceptualize play therapy clients with trauma from an Adlerian perspective, effectively intervene with them, and guard against vicarious traumatization from working with these clients.


This workshop is designed to help play therapists conceptualize and intervene with traumatized clients.  You will have the opportunity to learn and practice a variety of play therapy techniques.  In addition, the workshop will also focus on avoiding the vicarious trauma and burnout that commonly accompanies working with traumatized play therapy clients.

4 Live Webinar CE Hours  (non-contact) (includes 1 hour on Play Therapy Seminal or Historically Significant Theories & 3 hours on Play Therapy Special Topics). This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar."

APT Approved Provider 99-055

League of Extraordinary Adlerian Play Therapists (LEAPT) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7402. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. League of Extraordinary Adlerian Play Therapists (LEAPT) is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe a model of trauma to conceptualize children’s distress.
  2. List and describe three play therapy techniques to help clients manage hyperarousal and develop emotional regulation.
  3. List and describe three play therapy techniques to help clients explore and express thoughts and feelings associated with trauma.
  4. Explain how to examine the themes of a child client’s play to develop metaphors to address traumatic material.
  5. Explain the role of clinician vicarious trauma in play therapy with trauma clients.
  6. List and describe three play therapist self-care techniques to ensure emotional competence.

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