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Digital Seminar

M9 - Trauma Treatment for Kids - Healing the Body Through Play: Advanced Interactive Workshop

Jennifer Lefebre, PsyD, RPT-S
2 Full Days
Audio and Video
Feb 15, 2018
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* Credit Note - ***CE Details Can Be Found Under Module 1: Lesson 1


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Jennifer Lefebre, PsyD, RPT-S, is a clinical psychologist, registered play therapist supervisor, and trauma-sensitive yoga facilitator. She is the president-elect for the New England Association for Play Therapy. Her clinical and research interests focus on the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families whose lives have been impacted by complex trauma. Dr. Lefebre has extensive experience working with young children (0-5), adult survivors of severe childhood abuse and neglect, first responders, and combat veterans.

Dr. Lefebre is the clinical director at Healing the Child Within, a holistic trauma center in northwestern Connecticut which integrates psychotherapy, yoga, play, and expressive arts therapies into the treatment of complex trauma. She also provides clinical supervision and play therapy consultation throughout New England and online, and an adjunct faculty member at several universities, teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition to being an experienced play therapist and professor, Dr. Lefebre is a sought-after expert for speaking engagements, podcasts and webinars on the topics of play therapy and complex childhood trauma.


Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial:  Jennifer Lefebre is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial:  Jennifer Lefebre is a member of the Association of Play Therapy.



  1. Articulate how to help children with complex trauma histories restore their capacity for playfulness and co-regulation.
  2. Evaluate the fight-or-flight response in children, and learn playful ways to teach children about the brain-body relationship.
  3. Assess the neurophysiological theory behind developmental trauma and attachment.
  4. Contrast diagnostic challenges within this population, and ascertain symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder which can be decreased through embodied play therapy strategies.
  5. Combine embodied play therapy interventions with evidence-based treatment models for improving emotional and behavioral regulation.
  6. Utilize the core components found within the leading evidence-based trauma treatments (TF-CBT, EMDR, CPP, ARC, TARGET) with play therapy techniques to improve relational engagement.
  7. Evaluate which trauma informed treatment components “fit” with specific needs of children who have experienced developmental trauma.
  8. Determine how core components of childcentered play therapy align with best practices for treating childhood trauma.
  9. Employ strategies to help children with trauma through play therapy and evidence-based cognitive strategies.
  10. Implement play therapy techniques that are consistent with the core components of trauma-informed treatment.
  11. Develop a treatment plan for introducing play therapy to clients and families in an engaging, fun manner.
  12. Integrate culturally attuned play therapy strategies into trauma work with children and families.



Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 41


Amy A

"Amazing course"

Beatrice G

"This training was great! Loved the activities that were given. This will help me in using some with the children I work with."

Jenenne V


Charlotte I

"Wow thankyou , a very informative training course , with a very talented knowledgeable therapist . Thankyou . It would have been good if we were able to see all the slides and some examples of what the students were doing and what it looked like . Many thanks I learnt a lot . "

Rebekah G

"Dr. Jennifer was great. I appreciated that she gave thorough answers to all questions. She was patient and clearly demonstrated expertise."

James K

"The presentation was practical and informative. Creative strategies were offered to help regulate emotions effectively. Analytical skills were sharpened through sand tray demonstrations and evaluation of art work."

Ashley C

"I'm very glad I chose to complete this course to enhance my knowledge as a mental health, pediatric Occupational Therapist!"

Peter T

"Excellent course. Presenter kept my attention even thought it was virtual and not live."

Cutina W

"Great professional development!"

Lucy D

"Fantastic presentation!!"

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