Sam Houston Chapter

Training Cost

SHAPT Member- $120     Non-Member - $155 

* Calendar is subject to change. 

Interpersonal Neurobiology & Play Therapy: Using the Brain to Lead the Heart
Presented by: Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, LMSW, RPT-S


Saturday, February 13, 2021    9am-4pm CDT

6 CEs Virtual Training - Live Training over Zoom Platform

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for  6  CONTACT CE Hours

Relational Neuroscience offers play therapists an important framework for understanding the brain in the context of relationships, bringing greater understanding about why play therapy works. As play therapists, we can harness the power of interpersonal neurobiology in order to confidently lean into allowing the relationship to facilitate the power of play therapy. This six-hour workshop will place some of the key concepts from the field of relational neuroscience into the context of play therapy. This workshop brings together the work of Dan Siegel, MD, Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, Stephen Porges, MD, Allan Schore, PhD and offers play therapists new tools and new understanding about how to bring about integration and behavior change in children and their families.

Learning Objectives:

1.  Participants will demonstrate an understanding of brain development when working with play therapy clients and how this relates to their play therapy client.
2.  Participants will conceptualize the symptoms, diagnoses and behaviors of play therapy clients based on the relational neurosciences paradigm for symptoms and mental         wellness (regulation, chaos, rigidity, etc.)
3.  Participants will explain the concept of neuroception and how they can take steps to create an environment of felt-safety in the play therapy room.
4.  Participants will increase their knowledge and apply playful ways to teach play therapy clients about their brain.
5.  Particiants will explain how to use co-regulation as a building block to self-regulation in the play therapy room.
6.  Participants will demonstrate three brain based strategies with play therapy clients to invite cooperation and connection during challenging play room moments, including       transitions.
APT Approved Provider Number 98-047
LPC Provider Number 2590
LMSW Provider Number 6994
LMFT Provider Number 954