4 WEEK PROGRAM WITH DAFNA LENDER
12:00 PM-1:30 PM ET | 12 APA CE
Children who feel hurt and angry disconnect from their parents - parents who sense that disconnect feel discouraged when their child-rearing approaches aren’t working. Even when parents attempt to improve their relationship through parent-child therapies, they may find that the interventions focus on improving behaviors without considering the core issues underneath: attachment and trauma.
This workshop offers a different lens that focuses on the physiologic, nonverbal connection between parent and child to improve the relationship. Using principles from two attachment-based modalities---Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Theraplay---learn how to enhance regulation, connection, and joy between parents and children as well as guide parents to do reparative work around family trauma.
WEEK 2: Attachment-Based Activities for Attunement, Trust, and Regulation
We will learn how interpersonal play between parent and child builds trust, safety and connection. We will practice activities from the 4 Dimensions:
Balloon between two bodies
Cotton ball war
Blow Me Over
Imaginary Ball Toss
In this session, you will
Learn about the 4 dimensions of Theraplay
Learn which type of child behaviors need which of the Theraplay dimension
Learn activities to use in sessions with your child and parent clients
Practice activities in dyads
Learn about the impact of pervasive shame and child misbehavior
Learn how to repair shame
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