Aggression in Play Therapy: One-Day Workshop at the New York APT Conference – Buffalo, New York
This one-day workshop is designed to help play therapists understand aggressive play from a neurobiological perspective. With the help of neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology, and a Synergetic Play Therapy framework, therapists will learn how to effectively work with this type of play in a way that supports nervous system regulation and reorganization of the child’s lower centers of the brain while decreasing compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.
This fun workshop takes participants to new possibilities as they explore a science-based process for working with aggression while staying safe and protecting their own nervous systems. Using hands-on and practical techniques, participants will learn how to trace the moment by moment shifts in regulation that occur between therapist and child, providing a level of insight which supports the transformation of aggression into ways of connecting, integration, and mutual trust.