Day 1:

Introduction to Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts and Play Therapy: Basic Concepts

Day 2:

Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts and Play Therapy: Resilience and Resourcing

Day 3:
Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts and Play Therapy: Creative Group Approaches

Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts and Play Therapy integrates neurodevelopmental knowledge and the sensory qualities of the arts in trauma including the following 1) how the mind and body respond to traumatic events; 2) recognition that symptoms are adaptive coping strategies rather than pathology; 3) emphasis on cultural sensitivity and empowerment; and 4) helping to move individuals from being not only survivors, but ultimately to becoming "thrivers" through skill building, support networks, and resilience enhancement. During this three-day course, participants will learn how to apply expressive arts within the framework of play therapy with children, adolescents and families, with an emphasis on neurodevelopment; the importance of safety and the window of tolerance in creative intervention; self-regulation approaches; body-resourcing; and the role of resilience and posttraumatic growth in trauma reparation and recovery. Attendees will experience a variety of creative interventions in order to learn how to integrate these approaches in work with traumatized children, youth, families and groups.

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* Registrants must register for either the first two days or for the full 3 days.  There is not an option for single day registration.  Those attending the three days will receive the certificate. 

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(5 or more people from the same organization)

Presented by:

Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT

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3 Day Workshop!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Pagoda Hotel
1525 Rycroft St, Honolulu, HI 96814

HAPT 2018 Annual Conference

2 Day Registration - Thursday and Friday Only

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Hawaii Association


Participants attending all 3 days will get a Trauma Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Level 1 Certificate!

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