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 Course Descriptions

Therapeutic Counseling for Children, Adults and Families!


Attachment, Trauma, and Survival

February 17, 2023

9:00 am to 4:30 pm


6 CE hours

Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow, OK

Cost : $150 (plus registration fee)

Early Bird Special (by February 3, 2023): $125 (plus registration fee)

To register, go to:

This event meets the criteria for APT for contact/in-person hours. Approved Provider 17-514.

This course is also approved for LPC, LMFT, and LCSW in Oklahoma.

For the cancellation policy, please go to

For more information, contact Lisa Dawson at [email protected] or at 918-453-3093


1. Identify at least 3 play behaviors of a child who has experienced trauma.

2. Participate in and describe at least 3 play therapy interventions for children who have experienced trauma.

3. Explain how the impact of trauma can affect a child’s ability to play, process information, and make choices in play therapy

4. Define secure and insecure attachment types.

5. Identify at least 2 leaders in the fields of attachment and trauma that impact play therapy.

6. Describe how survival from attachment/trauma history can be mistaken for other diagnoses.

7. Describe the impact of attachment/trauma on brain development and how this can be addressed in play therapy.

8. Identify at least 3 sensory-based play therapy activities to utilize in session.

Gain information on how trauma impacts children (and adults) and their behavior, ability to play, learn, and make choices. In order to endure insecure attachment and developmental trauma, children develop survival skills to maintain their existence. Interventions (sensory and play therapy-based) and education to assist caregivers and others to address and heal the child within.

Play Therapy Competencies Addressed:

• 1h. Demonstrate knowledge of family & systemic theories in play therapy.

• 1j. Demonstrate an understanding of the diverse impacts of childhood trauma (e.g., neurobiological, systemic, social) and the implications in play therapy

• 2f. Identify play dynamics (e.g., types of play, themes, stages) and incorporate clinical considerations in treatment

• 2h. Demonstrate understanding of own cultural and social identity and its influence in the play therapy process

IMH Competencies Addressed:

• Theoretical Foundations: infant/young child development and behavior, disorders of infancy/early childhood

• Direct Service Skills: observation and listening, responding with empathy, life skills, safety, intervention/treatment planning, developmental guidance, supportive counseling, parent-infant/young child relationship-based therapies and practices

• Working with Others: building and maintaining relationships, supporting others, collaborating, empathy and compassion, consulting, resolving conflict. crisis management.


8:30 am – Registration/Check-In

9:00 am – Course Begins

10:30 am – Break

10:45 am – Course Continues

12:15 pm – Lunch

1:30 pm – Course Begins

3:00 pm – Break

3:15 pm – Course Begins

4:45 pm – Evaluation/Course Ends

This course will be at: Northeastern State University, Liberal Arts Building, Room 212, 3100 New Orleans, Broken Arrow, OK 74012

For cancellation policy, please go to

This course is for 6 contact CE hrs. for APT.

This course is for 6 contact CE hrs. for Oklahoma LPC, LCSW, and LMFT.

More Courses to be Announced

Additional courses will be added soon!