WORKSHOP- Play Therapy in Clinical Practice: Using Puppets/Dolls to Heal the Complex Wounds of Trauma Across the Lifespan
Leader: Dr. Joanne Vizzini
Duration: 12 Hours
Audience: Adult
Max Enrollment Range: 25
Puppet Style/Skill Taught: Directive, hand puppets
Language: English
Experience: None
Description: Beginner play therapists and any counselor benefit from effectively healing complex wounds using puppets/dolls. The therapist becomes the sacred witness as the client can be comforted by the image/personality of the puppet. The therapist looks for isolated parts of the person which are often avoided due to trauma. Furry friends awaken the brain to predict the world as a safe place (introceptive harmony). Many practical ideas as well as taped clinical materials given with concrete tools for handouts.

WORKSHOP- Play Therapy at All Ages: Evidence Practice for Success
Leader: Dr. Joanne Vizzini
Duration: 6 Hours
Audience: Adult
Max Enrollment Range: 25
Puppet Style/Skill Taught: Directive, hand puppets
Language: English
Experience: None
Description: Play, as well as play therapy. At various times in history, in diverse cultures and across generational differences, takes on particular meanings and specific styles, anchored in explicit developmental and theoretical stances. Using music, art, dance, puppets, and dolls, participants will explore their own playful self.