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Using hands-on and practical techniques, Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S, will show participants how to trace the moment by moment shifts in regulation between therapist and child, providing a level of insight which supports the transformation of aggression into ways of connecting and mutual trust.

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Course Objectives

  • Participants will come away with a range of new skills and strategies that include:
  • Being able to describe how therapeutic play works from a neurobiological perspective
  • Learning how to set boundaries without shaming or shutting down the child
  • Learning how to make aggressive play therapeutic
  • Understanding how to work with the intensity of aggressive play without the therapist’s own nervous system shutting down resulting in compassion fatigue and burn out
  • Learning how to become the external regulator in a session to deepen children’s ability to integrate the challenging experiences they are working through