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FOUNDATIONS OF PLAY THERAPY
Play Therapy for Trauma and Attachment Wounds
& Play Therapy Supported EMDR for Children
AED 2000 +vat | LESS AED 500 for our Students & Graduates
This training is available for coaches, mental health professionals, teachers,
art therapists and highly educated parents and counselors.
Day 1 – Foundations of play therapy for resilience
• Have a basic knowledge of the major theories of play.
• Understand the therapeutic powers of play.
• Learn practical play therapy techniques (anxiety, attention deficit,
• Understand play therapy and resilience – how to initiate and
• Play therapy in trauma
DAY 2 – Play Therapy Prescriptions for Trauma and
• Trauma informed model.
• Trauma case conceptualization in children.
• Play therapy and trauma.
• Polyvagal theory.
• Repairing attachments in preparation for trauma narrative work.
DAY 3 Play therapy-supported EMDR for Children
• EMDR for children.
• Understanding and managing dissociation in children with complex trauma.
This training is accredited by:
ATP (Association of Play therapy 12 credit hrs)
EMDRIA (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
International Association – 6 CME)
(for those trained in EMDR only, It’s not basic training)
MEET OUR TRAINERS, ANN AND ANNIE FOUNDERS OF PLAYFUL EMDR
Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW, RPT-S
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor Experienced
trainer in the areas of play therapy and trauma treatment in the USA and Asia,
including at numerous EMDRIA conferences, EMDR Asia and EMDR Canada, EMDR
Europe and at the several Association for Play Therapy Conferences.
Clinical social worker in private practice — specializing in treatment of children and
trauma survivors of all ages
A Registered Play Therapist and Play Therapy Supervisor as well as an Approved
Provider of Play Therapy Education through the Association For Play Therapy
Certified in EMDR Therapy, an evidence-based treatment for trauma, and an
Approved Consultant for EMDRIA and trainer for EMDR Basic Training.
Faculty member of the Child Trauma Institute, Co founder of Playful EMDR LLC
Training and Consulting
Published on the topic of play therapy and EMDR integration in the September 2015
issue of Play Therapy and the March 2019 issue of Go With That. Co-editor of EMDR
with Children in the Play Therapy Room: An Integrated Approach (2020)
Annie Monaco, LCSW-R, RPT-S
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist and a faculty member of
the Child Trauma Institute & Trauma Institute and of University at Buffalo School of
Annie travels throughout the US and internationally providing a multitude of
trauma-informed trainings and agency and therapist consultation.
Annie is an EMDR trainer (EMDRIA approved), Progressive Counting and STAR
(Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resiliency).
Annie also provides specialty trainings on attachment, dissociation, and EMDR with
Annie has extensive experience in complex trauma, family therapy, and play
therapy, restorative justice and over 30 years as a trauma therapist serving
children, teens, families and adults.
Her private practice includes a multitude of behaviors and issues including foster
care, out of country adoptions, juvenile justice and dissociation.
Annie is a co-editor and contributing author in the book EMDR with Children in the
Play Therapy Room: An Integrated Approach (2020).