DBT Informed Play Therapy Interventions

Theresa Fraser
Friday 23 October 2020
login 8:30 am / (9:00 start)
online training
member price: $100
non-member price: $120
student price: $100

DBT Informed Play Therapy Interventions

Theresa Fraser
23 Oct 2020


Integrating Dialectical Behavioural Concepts into your play therapy practice – DBPT We can both accept ourselves for who we are while also accepting that change needs to happen (Linehan, 2015, p.5). Adolescent and Adult clients can utilize the sandtray as well as expressive modalities to communicate these dialectic realities while creating a personal road map for change. This full day (6 hour) workshop will briefly review the treatment phases of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy while utilizing play therapy approaches to support DBT treatment. Participants are expected to have taken prior DBT Training as this course does not certify participants in DBT or Marsha Linehan’s method.

Learning Outcomes

After this training participants will: Review DBT skills that can be integrated in individual or group therapy Identify how the modules of mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation and distress tolerance can be integrated into their Play Therapy practice with sandtray, art based interventions, bibliotherapy, music, movement, affirmation cards and gameplay. Utilize play therapy approaches in dyads, small and larger groups in order to gain confidence and competence in these DBT Areas Identify resources or activities for DBPT they would like to further develop in order to continue to integrate DBT interventions formally or informally.

Other Info

Once registered, participants email will be shared with Theresa Fraser and will be sent a password to get into the learning management system of Maritime Play Therapy where they can access their reading materials, take a quiz at the end of the training and obtain their certificate. They can access their meeting link the day before the training in the Maritime Play Therapy LMS.