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Digital Seminar

TraumaPlay™: A Cutting Edge, Attachment-Based Treatment Framework

Paris Goodyear-Brown, MSSW, LCSW, RPT-S
6 Hours 23 Minutes
Jan 22, 2021
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With Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on the rise globally, effective, engaging, evidence-informed trauma treatment for children and families has never been more urgently needed!

Come watch Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S, expert in childhood trauma, as she unpacks her cutting-edge, attachment based, integrative play therapy model: TraumaPlay™. With an engaging, compassionate presence that helps clinicians feel felt through the screen, Paris will dive into the nuts and bolts of treatment.

This components-based model demystifies play-based trauma treatment by outlining the scope and sequence of trauma specific work with children. Components covered will include:

  • Using a child’s safety metaphors to create a safe place for trauma processing
  • Assessing a client’s current coping strategies and augmenting the adaptive ones
  • Soothing the child’s physiology
  • Physiology and inviting parents into the process
  • Increasing emotional literacy
  • Building a coherent trauma narrative to integrate somatosensory information
  • Addressing the child’s thought life (dealing with cognitive distortions)
  • Making positive meaning of the post-trauma self

Leave this workshop feeling inspired and equipped to up your therapeutic game. Purchase today!



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Paris Goodyear-Brown, MSSW, LCSW, RPT-S, certified EMDR therapist, is the creator of TraumaPlay®, a flexibly sequential play therapy model for treating trauma and attachment disturbances in family systems. She is the founder of the TraumaPlay® Institute, the Clinical Director of Nurture House, an Adjunct Instructor of Psychiatric Mental Health at Vanderbilt University, and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. Paris has an international reputation as a dynamic and compassionate speaker. She is a sought-after supervisor, a master clinician, and a prolific author. As a thought leader in the fields of child trauma and play therapy, she has received the APT award for Play Therapy Promotion and Education, given a Ted Talk on Trauma and Play Therapy and served as the Executive Director of the Lipscomb Play Therapy and Expressive Arts Center. She is on the board of TNAPT and is the author of multiple chapters and articles including Play Therapy with Traumatized Children and Parents as Partners in Child Therapy: A Clinician’s Guide. Her twelfth book, Big Behaviors in Small Containers, is hot off the press! Paris finds great joy in training clinicians all over the world in helping children and their families speak the unspeakable.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Paris Goodyear-Brown has employment relationships with Vanderbilt University, TraumaPlay Institute, and Nurture House. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Paris Goodyear-Brown serves as an expert witness in Williamson County and Davidson County courses. She is a board member of the Tennessee Association for Play Therapy.

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  1. Determine three best-practice concerns for providing trauma treatment through telehealth.
  2. Develop several self-directed ways in which children use the playroom to increase their sense of safety and security.
  3. Implement five play-based interventions that decrease a child’s physiological arousal.
  4. Utilize the SOOTHE strategies, a codified set of co-regulation strategies that can be taught to caregivers.
  5. Employ each of the three roles of a TraumaPlay Therapist to enhance treatment efficacy.
  6. Differentiate the seven components of TraumaPlay within a larger continuum of treatment.


Safety and Boundary Provision in Teleplay with Children
  • Constraints to Confidentiality and Possible Power Differentials
  • Disclosures including where you are, where they are
  • Safe Boss Roles and Limit Setting: Bodies, Boundaries, and Available Help
  • Challenges to Clear Communication through the Screen
  • When Telehealth may be Contraindicated/Limitations and Potential Risks
  • Play Therapy Materials Needed
Key Concepts in Treating Traumatized Children
  • Amygdala Alarm/Psychosomatic Symptom
  • The Portals for Therapeutic Learning
  • Following the Child’s Need
  • The Dance Towards and Away from Trauma Content (with Case examples)
  • Posttraumatic Play: Stuck and Moving
TraumaPlay™ Key Components with Interventions
  • Enhancing Safety and Security
    • SafePlace, Sandtrays and Clinical Examples
    • Installation with EMDR
    • Kinesthetic Engagement and the Competency Surge
    • Perpetrator Symbols and Self Objects
  • Assessing for and Augmenting Coping
    • The Coping Tree
    • Cope Cakes
    • The Coping Menu
  • Somatic Interventions
    • Balancing Act
    • The Big One
    • Yoga Chimes
    • Hello Red Fox
  • Parents as Partners
    • Love Connectors/Love Notes
    • SuperHero Combos
    • Sooth Strategies
  • Increasing Emotional Literacy
    • Digital Connect Four Feelings
    • Feelings Charades
  • Posttraumatic Play
    • Trauma Narrative Options
    • Parts work through Telehealth
  • Addressing the Thought Life
    • Repairing Self-Esteem
  • Making Positive Meaning of the Post-Trauma Self
    • Treatment Take-Aways
    • Before, During, After

Target Audience

  • Mental Health Clinicians
  • School Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Play Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists

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