Play Therapy and Trauma – Introduction

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This workshop will explore the effective use of play therapy with children and families who have experienced trauma. It will provide participants with an understanding of trauma, brain responses, tools and techniques to help clients successfully cope with difficult experiences, and will provide practical and strength-based, hands-on techniques. Please come prepared to interact, play and explore. This workshop can serve as one of the requirements for attendance at the spring advanced workshop titled: Techniques For Working With Complex Families.

For all in-person attendees:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and out an abundance of caution for the health and wellbeing of you, our colleagues around the state, the following precautions are being required:

  1. Face coverings must be worn by each attendee for the duration of the workshop; regardless of vaccination status.
  2. Seating will be at a reduced capacity in an effort to maintain a minimum of 6 foot distance. When arriving at, leaving, and moving about the training location, please attempt to maintain a social distance.
  3. Each attendee will have a complete and individual set of handouts, worksheets, and/or supplies provided at their seat.
  4. Sweetser staff will sanitize each table and chair before and after your workshop. Additionally, hand sanitizer will be available for attendees throughout the training.

Thank you for your understanding and support in ensuring we all get through this safe and healthy.

Contact Hours

6 contact hours

Presenter Biography

Grace Brace, LCSW, is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 25 years of experience in the social work field. She has significant experience with youth and families who have experienced complex trauma. Grace enjoys supporting families and youth to explore and find options and solutions for the challenges that they are experiencing. Grace has worked with children, individuals, couples and families. She has experience with adoption and foster care; and has worked with families within agencies, clinical settings and within their homes. Grace obtained her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Connecticut and is a Registered Play Therapist, a Certified Trauma Consultant and a Certified Trainer for TLC.