This course is included in the 2017 Play Therapy All Access Pass.

$197.00

Play Therapy Summit All Access Pass

Course description

In this video interview, Nicole O-Pries talks about her extensive training and experience helping kids navigate traumatic stress in a variety of settings, from crime scenes to play therapy offices. She shares play therapy interventions that help kids regulate their nervous system in the days and months after trauma exposure. These practical skills can be found within a number of evidence-based trauma-focused therapies, including play therapy, and serve as the foundation for effective work with youth who have experienced single-incident and complex trauma.

Learning Objectives:

1.Define key terms related to trauma-informed and trauma-focused play therapy.

2.Understand how the mind and body experience the traumatic stress response.

3.Integrate body-based interventions in play therapy settings to help youth better regulate their responses to traumatic stress. 

 

Reviews (2)

I thoroughly enjoyed Nicole's seminar. I appreciate her encouragement that not all client's bodies need calming regulatory exercises after trauma as some are experiencing the slower physiological or internal stress responses (i.e. freeze, shut down, dissociation). In these cases, clients need regulatory exercises that stimulate (rev) the body and brain to bring them back to stasis.

by Laura West

Loved her teaching. and she was clear and concise. rwally appreciated it very much.

by Trudi van Rooyen

I thoroughly enjoyed Nicole's seminar. I appreciate her encouragement that not all client's bodies need calming regulatory exercises after trauma as some are experiencing the slower physiological or internal stress responses (i.e. freeze, shut down, dissociation). In these cases, clients need regulatory exercises that stimulate (rev) the body and brain to bring them back to stasis.

by Laura West

Loved her teaching. and she was clear and concise. rwally appreciated it very much.

by Trudi van Rooyen

Nicole  O-Pries, LCSW, CFTP

Nicole O-Pries, LCSW, CFTP

Guest Speaker

For over a decade, Nicole has gained a reputation for her expertise in trauma-focused mental health intervention and trauma-informed organizational development.

Nicole is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Family Trauma Professional.* She also holds certification in TF-CBT and is EMDR trained.  She has gathered widespread experience in helping individuals in New York, Washington, DC, Virginia, and in Central Asia.

Her practice has included leading trauma and grief mental health services for children and parents in diverse settings, such as crime scenes, hospitals, funerals, psychotherapy sessions, schools and community violence vigils.

In addition to her work as a social work professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, Nicole has developed an innovative private practice. At nicolepries.com,  you can learn more about the services she offers including; online therapy for expats; parent coaching after recent trauma; EMDR for children and adults; training and clinical supervision for social workers.

*credential endorsed by the International Association of Trauma Professionals

Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Services is an Approved Provider with the Association for Play Therapy. (APT Approved Provider 12-331).  Play therapy credit available to mental health professionals only as listed in each course description.  Courses that do not qualify for play therapy credit are clearly listed. 

Jennifer Taylor has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider ACEP No. 6928.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly marked.  Jennifer Taylor is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 


Course Contents

1 Video

1 Survey

1 Quiz

5 Texts

2 PDFs

1 Audio