Kay Trotter PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S Kay Trotter PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S

Topic: Trauma-Informed Creative Strategies: expressive arts, mindfulness training, and play therapy.

 Instructor: Kay Trotter PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S

Topic: Trauma-Informed Creative Strategies: which includes integrating play therapy, expressive arts and mindfulness training Description: Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts, Play Therapy and Mindfulness integrates neurodevelopmental knowledge with creative interventions. Creative interventions involving art, play, music, movement, or other modalities add a unique dimension to treatment because they have several specific characteristics not always found in strictly verbal therapies used in trauma intervention (Gross & Ha&nes, 1998). Sensory expression can help clients overcome avoidance and allow the therapeutic process to advance, sometime more quickly than words alone. It permits clients to actively imagine and experiment with and reframe an event. Attendees will experience a variety of interventions in order to learn how to integrate these approaches in work with traumatized children, youth, and families. Helping to move individuals from being not only survivors, but ultimately to thriving. Objectives: 1. Learn trauma’s impact on the brain and resource for parents and children. 2. Learn how to become a witness to a client’s traumatic experience to best comprehend how they perceives self and the world around them. 3. Learn regulating and co-regulating intervention strategies. 4. Learn how to apply expressive arts within the framework of play therapy with children, adolescents and families 5. Learn the importance of safety and the window of tolerance in creative intervention. This program offers 4.00 contact hours CE credit for APT Approved Provider 16-470.