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Dafna Lender, LCSW


Dafna Lender, LCSW, serves as the program director at The Theraplay Institute in Evanston, IL and is certified as a practitioner, supervisor and trainer in both Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). Dafna trains psychotherapists internationally in these methods and trains in three languages. She is also a supervisor and author in the field of treating attachment and trauma issues in children.

Dafna has spent her career focusing children’s development of a secure attachment with their caregivers while resolving issues in their traumatic history. Early in her career, Dafna worked in treatment foster care and witnessed child after child “fail” out of foster placements due to difficult behavior. Children were disruptive, unsettled and unhappy, and their caregivers felt defeated. Dafna’s sense of discouragement went away after taking the Theraplay training and learning direct, concrete ideas and interactions that she could apply in home with her treatment families to promote healthier, more hopeful relationships. Dafna has successfully treated children with a variety of backgrounds, including children raised in orphanages, with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, exposed to domestic violence and community violence and children of parents with chronic mental illness. Dafna has worked in the field of child welfare and child mental health for 20+ years.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dafna Lender has an employment relationship with The Theraplay Institute. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dafna Lender has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Attachment Focused Play Therapy: Theraplay® Techniques to Transform Your Most Challenging, Resistant & Dysregulated Children


Faculty:
Dafna Lender
Duration:
5 Hours 57 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Nov 30, 2018
Product Code:
POS052365
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$219.99

Attachment Centered Family Therapy: Interventions for Improving Parent-Child Connection and Attunement


Faculty:
Dafna Lender
Duration:
3 Hours 1 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jun 16, 2020
Product Code:
POS056830
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$179.99

Child and Adolescent Mental Health in an Uncertain Time: Reintegration Strategies for Classroom and Community


Faculty:
Bessel van der Kolk |  Jennifer Cohen Harper |  Mona Delahooke |  Janine Halloran |  Dawn Huebner |  Daniel A. Hughes |  Jennifer Lefebre |  Frank Anderson |  ....
Duration:
36 Hours 59 Minutes
Product Code:
CRS001382-EVG
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$249.99 Standard - $1,769.77

Healing Childhood Trauma with Peter Levine, PhD & Dafna Lender, LCSW: An Integrative Approach for Mental Health Clinicians


Faculty:
Dafna Lender |  Peter Levine
Duration:
2 Hours 5 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jul 16, 2020
Product Code:
POS057025
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$119.99

Polyvagal Theory for Children: Practical Application to Build Safety, Create Attachment & Develop Connection


Faculty:
Dafna Lender
Duration:
3 Hours 18 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jan 14, 2021
Product Code:
POS057410
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$149.99

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