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OSU-Tulsa Conference Center

Playful Solutions to Using EMDR with Children and Teens for Play Therapists and Child Therapists

Early Bird Deadline Extended to June 18, 2024!

Playful Solutions to Using EMDR with Children and Teens for Play Therapists and Child Therapists
Playful Solutions to Using EMDR with Children and Teens for Play Therapists and Child Therapists

Time & Location

Jul 11, 2024, 8:00 AM CDT – Jul 13, 2024, 12:00 PM CDT

OSU-Tulsa Conference Center, 700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106, USA

Guests

About the event

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: July 11-13, 2024

With Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™ and 

Annie Monaco, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™

15 CE Contact Hours (IN PERSON)

OSU – Tulsa Conference Center

700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK  74106

Registration: $550.00

Early Bird Rate, before June 18,  2024: $500.00 - Use Code “DCPT50”

Approved for Oklahoma LCSW, LPC, & LMFT, APT (Provider #17-514), and EMDRIA Credits - EC Program Approval Number #18007-84

Francine Shapiro called EMDR the therapy that “plays well with others” and the AIP model invites innovation and integration in our quest to make the benefits of EMDR available to clients of all ages and developmental levels, neurodiversity, and backgrounds.

When child and adolescent therapists complete training in EMDR therapy, they sometimes find it challenging to integrate EMDR into their current work. We are using a variety of play therapy-based techniques such as sand, art, and dolls to support EMDR therapy with children throughout the 8 phases to make the benefits of EMDR therapy possible with children and youth who may be avoidant or too young to fully engage with elements of the standard protocol. In addition, we will introduce play therapy principles and expressive play modalities for an enhanced preparation phase for children with fragmented or dissociative parts.

We will expose participants to titration of trauma content in using EMDR with play-based trauma narratives using some video examples and discussion of how to respect the child's movement towards and away from the trauma content. Case examples illustrating how to integrate parents into this work will be woven throughout the program.

Objectives:

  1. Apply a play therapy-supported scripted technique for obtaining a trauma history from the child in a developmentally sensitive way during phase one.
  2. Demonstrate a play therapy intervention to install and enhance positive beliefs and resources during phase two to make the client stronger.
  3. Describe 3 examples of making aspects of the EMDR protocol more tactile kinesthetic and attachment-based.
  4. Explain 2 ways of inviting and guiding play narratives that titrate the approach to traumatic material during assessment, desensitization, and reprocessing phases.
  5. Identify 5 playful activities to promote self-regulation throughout EMDR preparation and processing.
  6. Describe play therapy materials that support trauma narratives and EMDR processing.
  7. Utilize a scripted parent interview and reporting form to closely involve parents and caregivers in both the closure and reevaluation phases of playful EMDR.
  8. Describe the EMDR storytelling approach, and how stories in the play therapy setting can support trauma processing and structure caregivers as a resource.
  9. Apply the principles of curiosity and gradual exposure to allow dissociative parts of self to emerge during preparation for EMDR
  10. Distinguish self-states and use developmentally appropriate ego-state language through play with a dissociation doll and sand tray work.
  11. Utilize a case formulation process to apply best practices in the EMDR and play therapy integrated approach to a current case.

Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW, RPT-S™ is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Buffalo, New York, and co-founder of Playful EMDR, an online hub for training and consultation in treating trauma-exposed children. Her specialties include attachment, child and adolescent trauma, and adult survivors.  She is certified in EMDR and is an EMDR Approved Consultant and Trainer, a faculty member of the Child Trauma Institute, a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and an Approved Provider of Play Therapy continuing education through the Association for Play Therapy. Ann provides consultation in person and remotely, and training across the US and internationally. Her primary interest is in the intersection of play therapy and EMDR and has published on this topic including as a contributor and co-editor of EMDR with Children in the Play Therapy Room: An Integrated Approach (2020).

Annie Monaco, LCSW, RPT™ is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist, and a faculty member of the Child Trauma Institute & Trauma Institute and the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. Annie travels throughout the US and internationally providing trauma-informed training and agency and therapist consultation. Annie is an EMDRIA-approved Trainer of EMDR, Progressive Counting, and STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resiliency). Annie also provides specialty training on attachment, dissociation, and EMDR with teenagers and younger children. Annie was a Director of Restorative Justice programs at a non-profit agency where she oversaw juvenile and adult offender programs for over 10 years.  Presently her private practice includes primarily foster care, out-of-country adoptions, juvenile justice, and dissociation. Annie is the co-editor and contributor of chapters for EMDR with Children in the Play Therapy Room: An Integrated Approach (2020) and co-founder of Playful EMDR, an online hub for training and consultation.

Agenda

Thursday 7-11-24 and Friday 7-12-24

  • 8:00 am Registration and Sign-in
  • 8:45 am Training
  • 10:00 am Break
  • 10:15 am Training
  • 11:45 Lunch
  • 1:00 pm Training
  • 2:45 pm Break
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm Day Ends

Saturday 7-13-24

  • 8:00 am Registration and Sign-in
  • 8:45 am Training
  • 10:00 am Break
  • 10:15 am Training
  • 11:45 Day Ends

Tickets

  • EMDR with Children

    Sale ends: Jul 08, 12:00 PM CDT
    $550.00

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