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


Program Title: Trauma-Informed Creative Strategies: expressive arts, mindfulness training, and play therapy. Learning Level: Intermediate Course 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. Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to: • State trauma’s impact on the brain and resource for parents and children. • Name the three “shame shields” • Describe the window of tolerance in creative intervention. • Describe how individuals protect themselves from vulnerability • Relate maladaptive behavior to the roots of shame • Apply at least one shame resilliance technique

This program offers 4.00 contact hours CE credit for APT Approved Provider 16-470.  

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