Presentation 2015 IVAT

Addressing Trauma Though Play Therapy Approaches

Elizabeth Kong, Gina Eustaquio, John Mascaro, Sue Bergman

This workshop will introduce the participants in how to use play therapy as a creative approach to address trauma issues in children and adolescents. This presentation will provide a basic introduction to play therapy fundamentals, explore the efficacy of play therapy as a treatment modality and share current trauma informed play therapy approaches as well as how trauma affects the individual functioning. We will discuss brain development basic and the effect of trauma on the brain and lead participants in experiential activities using art, sand, puppets and music.