Helping Families Use the Power of Co-regulation Through Play Therapy
Presenter: Robyn Rausch, LPCC, RPT
A three-hour training that utilizes current neuroscience research on child brain development to help play therapist’s teach parents use co-regulation to calm and connect with their children. This will be focus on polyvagal theory and the use of mirror neurons to influence a child’s developing regulation skills. The focus on new neuroscience research and accompanying skills allow this training to fit into APT’s “Special Topics” category.
Learning Objectives – Participants will
1. Clinician will be able to define and explain vagal tone and regulation in language the average parent can understand within a play therapy context.
2. Clinician will be able to define and explain mirror neurons and their role in regulation in language the average parent can understand within a play therapy context.
3. Clinician will leave with 5 specific play therapy focused strategies for activating either mirror neurons, the vagal response or both in order to help a child build self-regulation skills.
Robyn Rausch, LPC, RPT