October 29, 2021 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Children in foster care or who have been adopted present with unique needs and challenges for the play therapist. Early life experiences and intergenerational trauma impact their sense of self, others, and the world creating challenges for how they connect with others. This workshop will focus on exploring the underlying attachment needs of their behaviors, helping support their caregivers in meeting these needs, and experiencing attachment-based play therapy techniques to help foster stronger attachment relationships. In addition, we will consider the benefits and limitations of integrating various play therapy modalities when working with these complex families.