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Neurosequential and Bilateral Art in Play Therapy

February 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm



EARLY BIRD (until February 8, 2018): $150.00
LATE REGISTRATION (February 9 and after): $175.00


This highly experiential workshop will integrate neurodevelopmental theory into creative art and play therapy. Didactic lecture using Power Point will emphasize and demonstrate Perry’s Neurosequential Model of Therapy integrated into stages of art development leading to appropriate art and play interventions for each stage. A brief overview of how trauma impacts neurodevelopment resulting in trauma responses in children based on van der Kolk’s Developmental Trauma Disorder will be presented. The importance of mirror neurons and attunement will be explored through several joint bilateral drawing approaches based on EMDR concepts. Ethical guidelines focused on integrating art into play therapy will be included. Art experientials such as The Squiggle Story and Clay Squiggle following the Neurosequential Model will deepen understanding while learning effective trauma-informed expressive arts and play interventions. Participants will gain understanding of how these playful interventions promote organization of chaotic trauma experiences by offering structured meaning, containment, attunement, affect regulation while utilizing bottom-up interventions that follow bottom-up trauma response stages. Planning treatment goals will prove more effective when we can “meet” the child where they are in each session!


  • Discuss foundation of art therapy history and theory.
  • Identify clinical guidelines of art as applied to the play therapy practice.
  • Identify the basic use of art materials needed in therapy.
  • Demonstrate skills needed with specific art techniques and interventions for the traumatized child in  play therapy.
  • Define Van Der Kolk’s Developmental Trauma Disorder
  • Describe the Perry’s Neurosequential Model of Therapy as applied to art.

Presenter: Peggy Kolodny, ATR-BC, LCPAT

In private practice in Baltimore where she specializes in trauma work with sexually abused children and adolescents. Recent past president of Maryland Art Therapy Association. On faculty at University of Maryland where she teaches art therapy. Provides clinical supervision for art therapists. On faculty with CBPS for over 10 years.

ADA Accommodations: Please let us know at least three weeks in advance of ADA needs.

Cancellation Policy: Written cancellation must be received in our office at least ten working days prior to the training. A $25.00 processing fee will be deducted from your refund. Otherwise, a voucher will be given. If you do not notify us a minimum of ten business days prior to the training of your intent to cancel, you will not receive a refund or credit.

Continuing Education:

Social Workers/Psychologists/MFCCs/Play Therapists CE Hours: 6

NBCC: 6 Clock Hours/0.6 CEUs

CBPS is approved by the District of Columbia and the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Category I continuing education programs; CBPS is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. CBPS solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Provider #5763; approved by the National Association of School Psychologists, approval #1067. Approval #PCE 1466. APT Approved Provider 97-034. CBPS is recognized by SED’s State Board for Social Work, provider #0122 and Mental Health Counselors, provider #MHC-0009 and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, provider #MFT-0008 in New York. CBPS maintains responsibility for this training.


February 16
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sonia Hinds


23164 Dragoon Road
Lignum, VA 22726 United States
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