October 8, 2021 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Co-Regulation—what is it? Why is it important? What does it look like in play therapy? How do we teach it? What can parents do to help their children regulate? This seminar will review the tenets of Polyvagal Theory and attachment theory to help us as clinicians apply these theories to our work with children. We will then explore how both regulation and dysregulation appear within the play therapy room. After understanding how the nervous system impacts our work in play therapy, we will examine the benefits of co-regulation and ways that we can teach these skills to parents. This seminar will have hands-on practicing regulation and clinicians will leave with skills that can be implemented with families immediately.