2018 WAAPT Fall Conference
Children, Trauma, and the Courage to Play
presented by Dott Kelly
Lutheran Community Services, Kennewick, WA
Registration Starts at 8:30am
Conference Time 9-4:30
One Hour Lunch On Your Own
--the phases of play that occur and the construction of relationship
—the use of imagination and metaphor
—looking into several children’s processes to construct a common baseline of theory into (the actual) play [from abstraction to action/play]
—carrying the work ‘lightly’; where and how to interpret and make meaning
—the use of remembering the child between sessions
—what is trauma in the brain and how does understanding the brain support and enhance the imaginal work with the child
—development of the whole child— to know what is wounded, we must understand what in developmental growth has been neglected or invaded
1. Trauma, the brain and how understanding the brain supports and enhances the imaginal work with the child
2. Development of the whole child— to know what is wounded, we must understand what in developmental growth has been neglected or invaded
3. Phases of play that occur during the construction of relationship
4. Carrying the work ‘lightly’; where and how to interpret and make meaning
5. Looking into several children’s processes to construct a common baseline of theory into actual play (from abstraction to action)
6. The use of remembering the child between sessions
7. Parent work
We play therapists need a common understanding in order to support one another in our work with the unconscious.
Over the past thirty-some years, Dott Kelly has been working with young children who suffer from the affects of trauma and its impacts on attachment. After finding deep unmet needs in services to children during the 90’s, in 1999 Dott founded Jumping Mouse Children’s Center in Port Townsend. That nonprofit has served nearly 750 families to date.
Families served at Jumping Mouse have often experienced intergenerational trauma, with many wounds living within their relationships. Understanding how children depend on adults for regulation and well-being, Dott has constructed a model that relies on the safe dynamics between people rather than children’s behaviors alone. Play, rather than talking, is a child’s natural way of communicating. Child-centered materials utilize children’s own metaphoric approach to understanding, and to repair. This Jumping Mouse play therapy model integrates the use of expressive therapies that include sandtray, art, writing, puppets, and movement. Dott will share casework that reveals the child’s interior world and the relationship of the therapist to the child’s in depth work.
6 APT & NBCC CLOCK HOUR CEUS PROVIDED
APT PROVIDER # 11-296
NBCC/ACEP PROVIDER # 6777
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Cancellation Policy: Registration fee (minus $35) will be refunded only if notice of cancellation is received in writing no later than 14 days prior to the training. We regret that we cannot refund registrations after that date.