COUN7509: Trauma Informed Play Therapy Applications and Techniques

This course will review current research demonstrating how trauma results in the significant alteration of socio-emotional, behavioral, and neurological functioning, which leads to considerable developmental impact. The core components of predominant trauma treatments will be outlined. Students will learn how to integrate non-verbal and sensory-based play therapy interventions into trauma treatment to work with children from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds. A trauma-informed, integrated approach will be presented in this course. In creative and playful ways, participants will learn how to incorporate play-therapy techniques into trauma-informed evidence-based treatments, while maintaining fidelity to these models. Fee: Additional fee required.