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Big Behaviors in Small Containers: 50 Trauma-informed Play Therapy Interventions for Disorders of Dysregulation

Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S
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Holiday Inn Detroit Livonia Conference Center - Livonia, Michigan


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Do parents come to you labeling their children as Manipulative, Out-of-Control, Disobedient, or Shut Down?

Believe it or not, you don’t need superhero powers to see the vulnerable, dysregulated child within.

This workshop will offer practical, fun, and immediately useful play therapy interventions for engaging the family in treatment planning and goal setting, augmenting adaptive coping, enhancing the healthy attachment between parent and child, help shift paradigms around problematic child behaviors and powerfully explain the stress response system.

Interventions for helping clients practice anger management, expand their emotional literacy, practice pro-social skills with family and friends, address their problematic thought life, and increase coherence in their narratives around hard things that have happened.


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

* Credit Note - *

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate. For the in-person event, after attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will need to log into their online account to complete the online evaluation (and, if applicable for your profession, the online post-test with 80% passing score). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others. After completion of the evaluation (and post-test, if applicable), participants can download/print their certificate of completion. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance will be available in the attendee online account after completion of the evaluation and online post-test (if the test is required for your profession). An adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be sent within 30 days (if your board allows).

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, in-person event only. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 6.25 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 

Counselors - Counselors

This educational offering consists of 6.25 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 

Counselors - Ohio Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of general continuing education credit. Tracking number: 20-TBD

Social Workers - Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical continuing education credits.


Course Level: Intermediate Format: Synchronous distance.  Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.

Social Workers - California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Social Workers - Social Workers (NASW)

This live remote program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-9531) for 6.0 continuing education contact hours in Clinical Social Work.

Psychologists - Psychologists & Physicians

Physicians: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Psychologists: The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

Marriage & Family Therapists - Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


This course is designed to qualify towards your professional development requirement. The course is 6.25 clock hours in length.

Michigan School Personnel & Educators

This program has been approved for 6.25 State Board Continuing Education Units (SB-CEUs). Those seeking SB-CEUs must attend 100% of the face-to-face seminar in addition to completing an SB-CEU Participant Application Form (available at the seminar) and following sign-in/sign-out procedures as directed at the program. Additionally, participants will be required to complete the MDE evaluation in the Secure Central Registry. Specific instructions will be provided at the seminar.

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.25 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants


PESI, Inc.  is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved provider # 3322. This Live activity is offered at .625  CEUs Intermediate, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


Play Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an APT Approved Provider 05-165. Full attendance at this live in-person program will qualify for 6.0 contact hours. Play therapy credit is only awarded to mental health professionals.

Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

This course contains 6.0 hours of live continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.

Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S's Profile

Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S Related seminars and products

Nurture House

Paris Goodyear-Brown, MSSW, LCSW, RPT-S, certified EMDR therapist, is the creator of TraumaPlay®, a flexibly sequential play therapy model for treating trauma and attachment disturbances in family systems. She is the founder of the TraumaPlay® Institute, the Clinical Director of Nurture House, an Adjunct Instructor of Psychiatric Mental Health at Vanderbilt University, and an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant. Paris has an international reputation as a dynamic and compassionate speaker. She is a sought-after supervisor, a master clinician, and a prolific author. As a thought leader in the fields of child trauma and play therapy, she has received the APT award for Play Therapy Promotion and Education, given a Ted Talk on Trauma and Play Therapy and served as the Executive Director of the Lipscomb Play Therapy and Expressive Arts Center. She is on the board of TNAPT and is the author of multiple chapters and articles including Play Therapy with Traumatized Children and Parents as Partners in Child Therapy: A Clinician’s Guide. Her twelfth book, Big Behaviors in Small Containers, is hot off the press! Paris finds great joy in training clinicians all over the world in helping children and their families speak the unspeakable.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Paris Goodyear-Brown maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with TraumaPlay Institute, Vanderbilt University, and Nurture House. She receives royalties as a published author. Paris Goodyear-Brown receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Paris Goodyear-Brown is a member of the Association for Play Therapy and the National Association of Social Workers.

Additional Info

Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


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Timeline for Completion

Please complete the CE quiz and/or evaluation within one week after the event.


  1. Demonstrate four play therapy areas of developmental derailment that can lead to dysregulation.
  2. Apply five play therapy interventions for enhancing the quality of attachment in parent/child dyads to your current caseload.
  3. Identify three play therapy metaphors to enhance psychoeducation related to our stress response systems to clients.
  4. Employ five play therapy interventions for identifying and shifting cognitive distortions.
  5. Utilize five play therapy-based clinical strategies for working with impulse control and anger management.
  6. Utilize five play therapy interventions for increasing self-regulation.


Case Examples will be woven throughout the presentation

Developmental Areas of Dysregulation in Children and Adolescents

  • Physiological/Somatic
  • Emotional
  • Cognitive
  • Relational/Attachment Ruptures
  • Introduction to key components of TraumaPlay®
  • Cultural Biases, Risks, and Limitations

Bottom-Up Brain Developmental and the power of Cross-Hemispheric Work

  • Regulation
  • Connection
  • Learning
  • Left Hemisphere Linguistics/Right Hemisphere Ways of Knowing
  • Roles of the TraumaPlay® therapist

The Role of Parents as Partners in CoRegulation

  • Reflecting on Attachment Styles/Creating Paradigm Shifts
  • Sharing the SOOTHE Strategies

Enhancing Safety and Augmenting Adaptive Coping

  • The Coping Tree
  • Cope Cakes
  • Coping Menu
  • Crowning Community
  • Safe Place Sandtray

Enhancing Attachment

  • Airplane Love Notes
  • Love Links
  • Stick Together Bookmarks
  • Love Connectors
  • Comfort Creatures
  • Rupture and Repair
  • Superhero Dyads

Understanding Our Stress Response System

  • WOT R You Doing?
  • Who is Amy G. Dala?
  • What is Amy G. Saying Now?/Soothing Amy G.
  • Head of a Pin
  • The PolyVagal Zoo
  • Sleuth the Sloth
  • Farmers and the Fainting Goat

Enhancing Self-Regulation

  • Hum Bugs
  • Still-the-Struggle Socks
  • Zip-but Don’t Flip
  • A Mindful Meal
  • Finessing the Feel
  • Yoga Tunes

Impulse Control and Anger Management

  • Troubling Task Timer
  • Count the Cost
  • Anger Buttons/Who Is Pressing Your Buttons
  • Under the Eruption
  • Alibaba and His Bucking Camel
  • Are You Ready for the Boom

Emotional Literacy

  • Color Your Heart
  • Mood Manicure
  • Feelings Soup
  • Sands of Time

Addressing Cognitive Distortions

  • Inner Critic/Inner Kindness
  • Lose the Bruise
  • Pick It Up or Lay It Down
  • The Recycler and the Shredder
  • Rigid Rob/Flexible Fred
  • The Mistake Snake

Storykeeping: Holding Hard Stories and Building Coherent Narratives

  • Puzzles with Parents
  • Excavating Hard Things
  • Secret Book Safes
  • Sand in My Eyes/Google Eye Hop
  • Walk It Through

Making a Meaningful Goodbye

  • Graduation Caps
  • Treatment Takeaways
  • Family Flowerpot
  • Parent Prizes/Love Letters for Later

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Nurses
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Play Therapists
  • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children



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