EMDR and Play Therapy: A Playful Journey Towards Healing with Ana Gomez, MC LPC

Coming to Des Moines, IA!

Wed.-Thurs., November 1-2, 2017  

 

Sponsored by EMDR & Beyond LLC and Iowa Association for Play Therapy   12 hours of EMDRIA credits

Lecturer, Ana Gomez MC LPC is internationally known for her innovative work with children and adolescents and is the author of several books and articles. This two day workshop provides advanced strategies for case conceptualization utilizing the AIP model, affective neuroscience, the polyvagal theory and the structural dissociation theory with children with developmentally impaired regulatory systems. Also, included are play therapy strategies designed to enhance the child’s capacities to tolerate positive and negative affect will be demonstrated (full description below).

Join us on Nov. 1-2 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines Northwest, 4800 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50322.

 A block of rooms has been reserved for Oct. 31-November 2 under: Group Name:  EMDR & Beyond Group Code:  EMD Deadline: October 17, 2017. Guests can call 1-515-278-4755 or 800 HOLIDAY (800-465-4329) Or click to www.holidayinn.com/desmoinesia and use the 3-letter code above.

Register at: https://iowaa4pt.org/conferences-and-trainings/

Early Bird Registration: $285.00 by October 1, 2017                    Full Registration: $310 Oct. 2-31, 2017

Cancellation Policy: Refunds up to 3 weeks prior to workshop minus $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made after that date.

**Must have completed Pts 1 & 2 of EMDRIA Approved Basic Training in order to attend**

CEU’s: Each full day presentation is approved for 6.0 contact hours (0.6 CEU’s) for the following CEU types:

  • APT Approved Provider 07-195 (Association for Play Therapy)
  • Self-Evaluation/Self-Report Programs (Social Work, Psychology, Etc.)
  • EMDRIA (under review)

Please reference your particular licensure requirements to determine if the program will meet your profession’s guidelines for continuing education credits for both full day workshops. Play therapy credit will not be awarded to non-mental health professionals. Certificates of attendance will be provided for a record of CEU’s at no charge.

Course Description: Children that have experienced trauma and adversity come with extensive deficits and deprivations. They also present with diminished positive and negative affect tolerance and unmet needs. Providing affective EMDR treatment may in fact be intricate and will require to incorporate elements from other approaches such as play therapy. 

This workshop will provide advanced strategies for case conceptualization utilizing the AIP model, affective neuroscience, the polyvagal theory and the structural dissociation theory with children with developmentally impaired regulatory systems. 

 Play therapy strategies design to enhance the child’s capacities to tolerate positive and negative affect will be demonstrated. How to enhance the child’s ability to change state while at the same time expanding the child’s capacity to “stay with the state” will be covered. 

 Considering that play is the native language of children, this training includes strategies that utilize play therapy and Sandtray therapy within the eight phase of EMDR therapy. This includes games to promote cognitive, emotional and somatic literacy as well as interweaves that includes stories, analogies and metaphors. Strategies to “stage “and create the platform for processing and with it optimize the child’s integrative capacities will be presented. In addition, this training will present a number of child friendly interweaves.   

About the Presenter: Ana Gomez, MC LPC is a psychotherapist in private practice, author of several books, chapters and articles, and a lecturer internationally known for her innovative work with children and adolescents. She is an EMDRIA approved consultant; an EMDRIA advanced training provider, an EMDR Institute, EMDR-IBA and EMDR-HAP trainer. Also, Ana has received training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, Theraplay, Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), and the use of the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI). 

She has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families affected by trauma for 20 years. Furthermore, Ana has developed seven Advanced Workshops with over 80 hours of content, and teaching materials. These workshops have been presented in person and virtually to large audiences in over 20 countries and 100 cities on four continents. 

 She is the author and creator of Dark, Bad Day…Go Away, The Thoughts Kit for Kids, and EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children: Complex Trauma, Attachment and Dissociation. Her latest book published in the US is All the Colors of Me co-authored with Sandra Paulsen.

Course Objectives: Participants will be able to:

  • Develop case conceptualization skills and treatment plans using Play Therapy based on the Adaptive Information Processing Model (AIP).
  • Identify key factors when establishing the client's readiness for EMDR therapy integrated into Play Therapy sessions.
  • Effectively prepare children and adolescents for integrating Play Therapy and EMDR therapy. This includes a wide and rich variety of resources for stabilization and affect regulation as well as the use of RDI (Resource Development and Installation).
  • Identify targets using developmentally appropriate float-back, affect scan and mapping              strategies in Play Therapy sessions.
  • Use Play Therapy strategies to assist children in identifying past memories of trauma and     adversity, triggers and the future desired outcome.
  • Use a wide range and types of interweaves that are play Therapy focused, child-friendly and more suitable for children and teenagers.
  • Use "The Skill Building Phase" and EMDR Games to facilitate and enhance the use EMDR        and Play Therapy with children and adolescents.
  • Use effective strategies with children in Play Therapy sessions to prepare the nervous system before reprocessing traumatogenic material to optimize the child’s integrative capacity.   
  • Use a wide variety of strategies in play therapy sessions geared to modulate arousal during reprocessing with children that tend to move into hyper- or hypo-arousal states.

Agenda:

Friday:

8:00 – 8:30      Registration, Check-in and Light Breakfast

8:30 – 12:00    Morning Workshop

12:00 – 1:00    Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 4:00      Afternoon Workshop

Saturday:

8:00 – 8:30      Light Breakfast

8:30 – 12:00    Morning Workshop

12:00 – 1:00    Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 4:00      Afternoon Workshop

Non-Discrimination Policy: Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all Iowa Association for Play Therapy sponsored events. If you’re a person with a disability who requires reasonable accommodations in order to participate in this program, please contact the IAPT Board of Directors directly (515-571-9423).

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: The Iowa Association of Play Therapy prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. IAPT also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to facilities.

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