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Digital Seminar

The Healing Power of Play Therapy: Advance Your Trauma Treatment with Children & Adolescent


Faculty:
Jennifer Lefebre
Duration:
6 Hours 26 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Dec 12, 2018
Product Code:
POS054265
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Millions of traumatic events each year damage children emotionally and physiologically leaving them overwhelmed, unable to sleep, anxious, depressed, failing in school, angry and socially isolated. If left untreated, a child’s developmental trajectory can be compromised.

How do you as a professional get to the root of their pain?

What do you do when words and language can’t be accessed, when conventional interventions aren’t enough?

Watch trauma expert and play therapy supervisor, Dr. Jennifer Lefebre, in this experiential, interactive recording that will give you creative play therapy techniques and effective trauma-informed treatment strategies and interventions that are:

  • Child-centered
  • Playful
  • Developmentally appropriate
  • Culturally sensitive

Integrate play therapy principles into the work you do with children in schools and therapeutic environments. Through the power of play, you can help children explore their traumatic memories, learn to manage experiences that are overwhelming, and formulate their narrative to process their trauma.

Walk away with play therapy strategies to improve a child’s ability to self-regulate while building their sense of competence and worth, furthering their abilities to relate with others and within their environments!

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Counselors

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South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 self-study contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. Expires: 12/12/2020.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


Play Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an APT Approved Provider 05-165. Successful completion of this self-study course will qualify for 6.0 non-contact hours.


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PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education. PESI, Inc. designates this self-study activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 12/12/2018. It was last reviewed on 08/08/2018 and is valid until 08/08/2021.

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


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Florida Psychologists

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Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

ASHA

This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

** ASHA Self Study CEUs are available on this course from 02/01/2019 to 01/31/2024. PESI, Inc. will submit ASHA CEU Requests to the ASHA CE Registry on a monthly basis; ASHA CEU Requests received before 02/01/2019 or after 01/31/2024 cannot be reported.

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists who participate in the self-study (Digital Seminar or Online Course) will be required to complete additional steps if they want their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided under the Handouts section of the online program.


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Canadian 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 the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Colorado Social Workers

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Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

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Kansas Social Workers

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New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

This intermediate activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours 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.



Handouts

Faculty

Jennifer Lefebre Related seminars and products: 6

Psy.D., RPT-S


Jennifer Lefebre, Psy.D., RPT-S, is a clinical psychologist and Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor. Her clinical and research interests center on the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families whose lives have been impacted by complex trauma. She 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, and eastern philosophies into the treatment of complex trauma. She also provides clinical supervision and play therapy consultation throughout New England and online, and is an infant and early childhood mental health consultant.

She has worked in residential treatment, psychiatric inpatient, community mental health settings, and schools, while teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate level and providing trainings around the country. She and has received specialized training in many modalities, to include Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TC-TSY), Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC), Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Therapy (SMART), Theraplay, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT-A). She is working towards becoming an EMDRIA-approved consultant, and is an EMDR (Level II) clinician. 

Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial: Jennifer Lefebre is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Non-financial: Jennifer Lefebre is a member of the Association of Play Therapy.

 


Additional Info

Program Information

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Additional Resources

To order the book, 70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning & Behavior, please visit our product store.

To order the book, CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents, please visit our product store.


Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  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 through play therapy techniques to teach children about the brain-body relationship.
  3. Evaluate which trauma-informed treatment components and play therapy techniques “fit” with the specific needs of children who have experienced developmental trauma.
  4. Implement play therapy techniques that are consistent with the core components of trauma-informed treatment.
  5. Develop trauma-informed goals and objectives based in play therapy theory to heal children and help them be available to learn.
  6. Determine how the standards of child-centered play therapy align with best practices for treating childhood trauma.

Outline

Neuroscience of Trauma and Attachment
  • Trauma & Attachment Theory
    • Regulatory processing, executive functioning, memory and language
  • The Neuroscience of Play Therapy
    • What Play Does for You and Your Brain, and
    • What Happens to You if You Don’t Play
  • Neuroscience and Fight-or-Flight
    • Parasympathetic / sympathetic nervous system
  • Trauma and Stress Disorders
    • Classification, symptoms & labels
  • Current Evidence-Based Treatment
    • Where are we stuck?

​​​A New Clinical Framework – Integrating Evidenced Based Treatment with Play Therapy

  • Establishing safety and a sense of competence/worth
  • Appropriate attachments & relational engagement
  • Self-regulation (body & emotions)
  • Self-reflection & Introspection
  • Integration of Traumatic Experiences
  • (Acknowledgment & Processing of the trauma)
  • Future safety
  • Transitioning beyond the Trauma
Advancing Trauma Treatment with Play Therapy
  • Verbal vs Nonverbal responses
    • How to recognize trauma without a verbal report
  • Bottom-up versus Top-down processing
    • Embodied play & sensory integration rather than verbal strategies
  • Non-directive versus directive play therapy techniques - How to integrate both
    • Widen the window of tolerance through up-regulating and down-regulating using embodied therapy activities
Play Therapy Activities
  • Psychoeducation of brain-body relationship
    • Charades
    • Flip your Lid
  • Target shame, self-doubt, and self-compassion
    • Safe place sandtrays
    • Drawings
    • All About Me
  • Integrate traumatic experiences to acknowledge and process the trauma
    • Narrative work through sandtrays
    • Drawings
    • Dramatic play
  • Target the parent-child relationship – Interpersonal reactivity and social skills
    • Weather Massage
    • Invisible String
    • Family Sandtrays
    • Drawings
  • Improve emotional and bodily regulation
    • Be Spaghetti
    • Trashballs
    • Oobleck
    • Feelings Maps
    • Yoga
    • Floor is Lava & more!

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Play Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapist

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