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Last year was such a success, we’re doing it all over again!

Pilina in the Playroom:  Neurobiology and Attachment in Play Therapy is a 5- Day Play Therapy Retreat held on the island of Hawaii. At a relaxed island pace, the theories of attachment and neurobiology come together as Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S and Clair Mellenthin, LCSW,  RPT-S present on how to develop connection to self, others, and communities.  You will learn how to create an authentic attachment to yourself which becomes a powerful tool in the play therapy room with our clients young and old. By developing play-based regulation and co-regulation strategies for use in the playroom, we can encourage and foster stronger connections in the families we work with.  You will discover how attachment theory can guide your play therapy practice and how to encourage and develop deeper attachment relationships between you, your child clients, and their caregivers.

Participants will spend five days learning new and innovative play therapy techniques including hands on experiential activities, guided imagery, regulation strategies, sand tray interventions, and expressive arts in a gorgeous setting with plenty of time for self-care, rest, and rejuvenation built into the program. Weather permitting, we will be spending doing Sandtray ON THE BEACH learning attachment centered Sandtray interventions!  You will leave with a creative toolbox of tips, techniques, and a clear understanding of how attachment styles impact relationships and the confidence and competence needed to make a difference in the lives of many.

Each day has been carefully planned to allow time for self-reflection, learning, case studies, and hands on experiential learning.  You will be treated with 20 Hours of APT Credit including 5 hours of seminal/historically significant theory, 10 hours of skills and methods, and 5 hours special topics. You will also come home with a toolbox of play therapy interventions.  But most importantly, you will leave this beautiful island retreat rejuvenated and ready to jump back into practice, feeling confident and competent in the knowledge you have gained.  

Registration is open!