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Trauma-Informed Play Therapy: Toward Safety & Stabilization

By on Dec 8, 2017 in Professional Events |

Date(s) - 12/08/2017
8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Victory Addiction Recovery Center
111 Liberty Avenue
Lafayette, LA 70508

Presenter: Eric Green, Ph.D.

RSVP by December 4 to Brenda Bryant (brenda@betteroptionsinc.org)
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Trauma Informed Play Therapy: Toward Safety and Stabilization, presented by Eric Green, Ph.D. at Victory Addiction Recovery Center on December 8, 2017

Workshop Level



8:00am – 9:30am – Part 1
9:30am – 9:45am – Break
9:4Sam -12:1Spm – Part 2
12:15pm – 12:30pm – Lunch
4 CE total *APT, ACA, APA, & SW

Intended Audience

Child Mental Health Practicioners


This workshop will integrate CBT techniques with approaches from the expressive art disciplines for clinicians to help traumatized children heal. Dr. Green will present his evidence-informed model of child-trauma treatment, including specific play-based interventions, including mandalas, narrative therapy, and play therapy.


1. After the workshop, participants will be able to define complex trauma in children engaged in the play therapy process.

2. After the workshop, participants will be able to list two steps to incorporate mandalas in play therapy with traumatized children.

3. After the workshop, participants will be able to articulate one benefit from the integration of CBT and play therapy with traumatized children.

4. After the workshop, participants will be able to define safety and stabilization in traumatized children who are matriculating through the play therapy process.

Presenter Bio

Eric Green, Ph.D., is a part-time faculty associate at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education in Baltimore, MD. He also maintains a private-practice in child and family psychotherapy and is a consultant for Better Options Initiative in Lafayette, LA. Dr. Green is the author of four recent books, including “Integrating Play Therapy and Expressive Arts with Children.” www.drericgreen.com


Better Options
Initiative, Inc.
219 W. Brentwood Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 534-0325

RSVP by December 4 to Brenda Bryant (brenda@betteroptionsinc.org)