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2013 CAPT Winter Conference: EMDR and Play Therapy

  • 08 Nov 2013
  • 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
  • Vista Grande Baptist Church Youth Wing; 5680 Stetson Hills Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80917


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By Renee Yoelin-Allen, LCSW, RPT-S

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Please note: Participants in this advanced workshop must have completed a minimum of Level 1 EMDR training.

This workshop will explore information about how and why incorporating the modalities of EMDR and Play Therapy can result in rapid and sustaining results.  Linking together these two highly effective modalities offers healing for children affected by trauma, anxiety, phobias, performance anxiety and enhancement and overall increase in self-esteem.  This workshop will address developmentally appropriate adaptations to the 8-stage protocol used with EMDR for clients ages 2years old and up.  Time will be spent expanding on the family’s role in this process to promote and support healing.   


Learning Objectives

1. Explore the neurological impact of trauma and it's potential for healing using EMDR and Play Therapy.

2. Identify developmentally appropriate adaptations of the EMDR protocol to best serve children using Play Therapy

3. Understand the role of care givers in the healing process with EMDR, incorporating family play therapy models.

This workshop counts for 6 hours of Play Therapy training with the Association of Play Therapy.

About the presenter: Renee Yoelin-Allen has worked in the mental health field for over 25 years. She is an LCSW and RPT/S, who has worked with children and families in a variety of settings including elementary schools, Head Start, the Nurturing Parenting program and private practice. Renee has been incorporating the two highly effective modalities of Play Therapy and EMDR with encouraging results for over 10 years. She has used EMDR with children and adults. She trained in EMDR in 2001 and been an RPT/S since 2005. Renee loves to dance and eat pasta with Abriata sauce (not at the same time)!

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