Workshop: Unlocking the Unspeakable: Accessing and Healing Trauma Through Attachment Centered Play Therapy

Through the lens of attachment theory, participants will gain a new understanding of how children and families interact and bond to one another in healthy vs maladaptive ways. We will be exploring how trauma, abuse, and neglect impact the bonds of attachment within the family system and how the power of Attachment Centered Play Therapy can help to heal these wounds.

Participants will spend three days learning new and innovative play therapy techniques including hands on experiential activities, sand tray interventions, and expressive arts. You will leave with a creative toolbox of tips, techniques, and a clear understanding of how attachment styles impact relationships.

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Clair Mellenthin introduces 3-day workshop:

Daily Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Attachment Centered Play Therapy
9:00-10:30 Attachment Theory – Introduction of Key Concepts, Attachment Spectrum
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Attachment Centered Play Therapy Techniques (Includes expressive arts, sandtray, interpersonal interventions)
12:00-1:3 Lunch
1:30-2:45 ACPT Continued
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:30 Family Based Play Therapy – interventions to repair, replace, and enhance secure attachment
4:30-5:00 Q&A

Day 2: The Impact of Trauma on Parent-Child Relationships
9:00-10:30 Trauma and the impact on brain
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Understanding Brain and Behavior- Diagnosing, Assessing, and effectively treating what is underneath the explosive behaviors
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:45 Calming the Storm- Play Therapy interventions to help soothe and calm the traumatic response (Guided Imagery, Full Body relaxation, expressive arts, and sand tray)
2:45-3:00 Break
3:30- 4:45 Attachment Centered Play Therapy interventions to help repair parent-child relationship after trauma
4:45-5:00 Q&A

Day 3: Putting It All Together – Treating Tweens, Teens, & Their Parents (They are Tricky!!)
9:00 – 10:30 Understanding Attachment Wounds in Adolescence- How this stage impacts parent-child relationships
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Play Therapy with Teens: Take a Walk in My Shoes – Understanding the Teen’s World (Using media, music, and expressive arts)
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:45 Continue Play therapy interventions
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:45 Play Therapy Interventions to Repair Parent-Teen Relationships
4:45-5:00 Wrap Up – Q&A

Learning Objectives:
1- Participants will learn how attachment theory applies to play therapy and to view family systems through the lens of attachment.
2- Participants will be able to conceptualize attachment patterns that impact modern parent-child relationships.
3- Participant will learn skills in becoming more competent and confident in engaging parents in family play therapy.
4- Participants will learn effective evidence-based play therapy techniques that can be used immediately with their client populations.

Trainer: Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S
Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Throughout her career, she has focused on providing therapy to children, teens, and their families. She is currently the Director of Training and Development at Wasatch Family Therapy. Ms. Mellenthin is a sought after supervisor, training graduate students and interns in play therapy, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern California MSW program. She is the Past-President of the Utah Association For Play Therapy and remains an active member on the Board of Directors. In addition to being an experienced play therapist and professor, Ms. Mellenthin frequently presents professional play therapy and family therapy training and appears on local and national TV and radio as an expert on children and family issues.

When: 01.09.2017. – 03.09.2017. (all 3 days from 9.30 until 17.00)
Where: Centar Proventus, Kružna 81, Zagreb

The fee for the workshop (24 hour):
EARLY bird until 30.06.2017. – 10% disount: 4365HRK (3492HRK + 25% PDV) = 585EUR
Fee for participants who where previously attending one or more Centar Proventus’ programs (Primjena terapeutske igre u vrtićkom okruženju, Primjena terapije igrom u savjetodavnom i psihoterapijskom kontekstu, TA 101 etc.) have additional discount: 3 819.38 (3055.5+763.88PDV)

LATE bird after 30.06.2017.: 4850HRK (3880HRK + 25% PDV) = 650EUR

Number of participants is limited.
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