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2 Day Advanced Interactive Workshop Trauma Treatment for Kids: Healing the Body Through Play
2 Day Advanced Interactive Workshop Trauma Treatment for Kids: Healing the Body Through Play

Where:   FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Friday, February 16, 2018

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Trauma events damage children emotionally and psychologically. Their trauma stays trapped in their body – they feel overwhelmed, they don’t sleep, they’re anxious, depressed, failing in school, angry and socially isolated.

They are completely vulnerable.

How do you as a therapist get to the root of their pain? What do you do when words and language can’t be accessed, when conventional treatments aren’t enough?

Play is a child’s natural way to expose their trauma, formulate their narrative and begin to process the trauma.

Join trauma expert, Dr. Jenifer Lefebre, in this experiential, interactive 2-day workshop and learn to speak the language of traumatized children!
  • Integrate play therapy with trauma treatment to provide children engaging, developmentally appropriate and empirically validated treatment
  • Use essential components of trauma treatment flexibly combined with sensory, non-verbal and embodied play to address interest and advance your work with kids
  • Creative and effective treatment strategies to improve self-regulation, attachments and relational engagement, integrate traumatic experiences and build a sense of competence and worth
  • Access a clinical framework to incorporate trauma theory, neuroscientific research and play therapy principles
  • Increase the capacity for healthy play among the youngest of trauma survivors
Come breathe new life into your trauma treatment with kids!
OUTLINE

Neuroscience of Childhood Trauma

Trauma Theory
  • Fight-or-Flight (parasympathetic/sympathetic nervous system)
  • Attachment Theory
Assessment
  • Complex Trauma
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Developmental Trauma Disorder
  • A new conceptualization and integrated clinical framework
Essential Components for Trauma-Informed Treatments
  • Establishing safety and a sense of competence/worth
  • Appropriate attachments & relational engagement
  • Self-regulation (body & emotions)
  • Self-reflection & Introspection
  • Integration of traumatic experiences (acknowledgment & processing of the trauma)
  • Future safety ~ transitioning beyond the Trauma
Body Based Treatment – Emotional and Behavioral Regulation
  • Verbal vs nonverbal responses – how to recognize trauma without verbal report
  • Bottom-up versus top-down processing – trauma starts in the body
  • Developmental needs of traumatized children
  • Embodied play & sensory integration – emotional and behavioral regulation
Incorporating Play Therapy into Proven Evidence-based Treatments
  • Components that “fit” the child’s specific needs
  • TF-CBT-Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment
  • EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • CPP – Child Parent Psychotherapy
  • ARC – Attachment, Regulation, and Competency
  • TARGET – Trauma Adaptive Recovery Group Education Therapy
Play Therapy Principles
  • Therapist establishes a friendly relationship
  • Accepts the child as he is
  • Creates a permissive relationship; child has freedom of expression
  • Validates (acknowledge and reflect) child’s feelings
  • Responsibility for decisions and change is left mostly to the child
  • Child directs the therapeutic process; therapist follows
  • Therapeutic interaction is not rushed
  • Limits are set only when necessary for child’s outcomes
Advancing Trauma Treatment with Play Therapy
  • Non-verbal techniques
  • Sensory-based techniques
  • Culturally and developmentally appropriate techniques
Play Therapy Strategies and Techniques
  • Integration of traumatic experiences to acknowledge and process the trauma: Sandtrays, drawings, & play
  • Target shame, self-doubt, and self-compassion: Sandtray Safeplace & All About Me
  • Build an understanding of the brainbody relationship: Flip your lid and Charades
  • Target indiscriminate attachments and interpersonal reactivity: Invisible String & Family Sandtray
  • Improve emotional and bodily regulation: Stressballs, Be Spaghetti, Feelings Map, Trashballs, Yoga, and Weather Massage

JENNIFER LEFEBRE-MCGEVNA, PSY.D., RPT-S

Jennifer Lefebre-McGevna, Psy.D., RPT-S, is a clinical supervisor and EMDR consult facilitator at the Trauma Center. She completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford in 2006.

She is a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor, and has received specialized training in Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC), Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Therapy (SMART), Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TC-TSY), Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Theraplay, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT-A). She is working toward becoming an EMDRIA-approved consultant, and is an EMDR (Level II) clinician. Additionally, she is an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant.

Dr. Lefebre-McGevna’s clinical and research interests center on the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families whose lives have been impacted by complex trauma. She has experience working with young children (0-5), adult survivors of severe childhood abuse and neglect, and combat veterans with PTSD. She has worked in residential treatment, psychiatric inpatient and community mental health settings, and schools, and has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level. She has provided trainings around the country integrating play therapy and evidence-based trauma practices.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jennifer Lefebre-McGevna is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jennifer Lefebre-McGevna is a member of the Association of Play Therapy.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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PLAY THERAPISTS
PESI, Inc. is an APT Approved Provider 05-165. Full attendance at this program will qualify for 12.5 contact hours. Play therapy credit will not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.


COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

MARYLAND COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.

VIRGINIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
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PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 12.5 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS/AUDIOLOGISTS
This course contains 12.5 hours of continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 12.5 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for this Intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 760 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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