Although aggression is a common part of the play therapy process, many therapists don’t have a clear understanding of what to do and how to facilitate the intensity when it enters the playroom during play. The result can lead to inadvertently promoting aggression and increasing low brain disorganization. It can also lead to the therapist feeling beat up, exhausted and hyper-aroused themselves, which can over time significantly impact their longevity in the field, as well as their ability to stay attuned and present to a child in the playroom. This video from the Virtual Play Therapy Summit addresses these issues and more.
Managing Aggression in the Playroom Using Synergetic Play Therapy Objectives:
- Understand the link between a child’s dys-regulated states of their nervous system and their play
- Learn how to set boundaries without shaming or shutting down a child’s play
- Understand the Synergetic Play Therapy concept of “The Set Up” in the playroom
- Understand how to facilitate aggressive play in the play therapy process without increasing or promoting aggression
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