Time Start/End: 08:30/13:30Play Therapy Approaches In Working With Children And Families With Attachment Difficulties

Course Outline

Day 1. Intervention-oriented Assessment using Play Therapy approaches

· The participants are expected to have prior knowledge about the theories of attachment, developmental trauma, and neurobiology. The first part of the day will focus on identifying the symptoms and signs of children with developmental trauma, then we will focus on the play activities to use for each of the following aspects of the assessment, in order to generate interventions.

· View of self, others and the world – internal working model; attachment pattern

· Strengths: identifying attachment figures

· Capacity of mentalization and reflection/narratives

· Strategies to deal with distress, pain, fear and shame/default networks

· Capacity to seek and accept comfort; capacity to trust

· Capacity to experience joy and pride

· Parent-child relationship

Day 2. Treatment Interventions using Play Therapy approaches

The second day intends to cover the practical Play Therapy activities / approaches for fostering healthy attachment relationships. The participants will be provided with opportunities to role play the activities shown.

· The following are the target areas to foster healthy attachment relationships by using Play Therapy approaches:

· Creating safety: finding safe people and safe places

· My feelings and me – increase understanding of emotions and how it relates to self · Degree of safety – increase awareness of safety boundaries

· From fear to safely scared activities/safety plans

· Resources - My support team; digging for treasures

· What happened to me - create new narratives

· Using stories

· Teaching brain science using play activities

· Parent-child interactions – increase open and engaged parent-child interactions, and increase capacity to experience joy in healthy attachment relationship

· Hope – increase capacity to mentalize positive future Course Objectives

The aims of this training are:

· Understand the concept of attachment security and internal working model

· Identify attachment patterns related to attachment difficulties and how they are displayed

· Learn how to use Play Therapy approaches to do intervention-oriented assessment · Learn how to use Play Therapy approaches to conduct treatment interventions for children and families with attachment difficulties

Dates: 09 – 10 Nov 2020 (Mon & Tue)

Time: 8:30am – 1:30pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)

Venue: Live Online Training


Early-bird (By 30/9/2020): SGD$450

Normal: SGD$500

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