When children experience disruptions or traumas in their family of origin, they may feel unloved, unwanted, and abandoned. Given that children may not have the words to express their emotions, they may demonstrate an increase in maladaptive behaviors. The use of play therapy methods and activities can be a fun and powerful tool to assist in building the bonds of attachment. This workshop will explore how to utilize play therapy activities to increase self-esteem, improve self-regulation, and enhance healthy relationships with others. This workshop will also explore how to utilize parents in the play therapy process to facilitate secure-based attachment patterns.
The Play Therapy Training Institute Proudly Presents: Play Therapy and Attachment: It’s All Fun and Games
Presented by: Juliet Fortino, MC, LPC, RPT-S
This is an ONLINE workshop and offers 4 APT Non-Contact Play Therapy credits!
*Please provide the year you graduated and Panther Card ID #.
**Current students must complete and send the Application for Student Discount Rate to qualify for the reduced fee.
Juliet Fortino, MC, LPC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor works with children and families involved with the Department of Child Safety and the various child mental health agencies in the Tucson community in a private practice setting. She has 23 years of experience working with child trauma, abuse, attachment, and play therapy. She currently uses play therapy in individual and family therapy to help children heal from their previous traumas. She has extensive experience working with children of all ages, including the 0-5 age group. She speaks locally and nationally on a variety of topics.
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Participants will be able to discuss basic attachment theory as it impacts children’s relationships and behaviors.
- Participants will be able to evaluate when/how to include parents in play therapy to assist with facilitating healthy secure-based relationships.
- Participants will be able to plan fun play therapy activities to assist clients in improving self-esteem, self-regulation, and other attachment-disrupted related behaviors.
- Participants will be able to demonstrate at least 3 play therapy activities for use in individual and/or family therapy sessions.
Cancellations must be received in writing seven days prior to the workshop to receive a refund and are subject to a $10.00 processing fee.
Accommodations will be made in accordance with the law. If you require ADA accommodations please contact Katie Lowry (404-413-8012) at least two weeks before the conference date so arrangements can be made.
Questions? Please contact Jaleh Davari at [email protected]
Department of Counseling & Psychological Services
College of Education & Human Development
Georgia State University
30 Pryor Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303