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Fri, Mar 11


Zoom Webinar

Chill Out! Building Regulation, Mindfulness & Growth In Trauma-Informed Play Therapy Services

Why don't you just CHILL OUT?! Well, that's not really how brains work. Join us in learning about the Neurosequential Model of regulation, mindfulness and growth in trauma-informed art, play and sandtray therapy services for children, teens and adults.

Chill Out! Building Regulation, Mindfulness & Growth In Trauma-Informed Play Therapy Services
Chill Out! Building Regulation, Mindfulness & Growth In Trauma-Informed Play Therapy Services

Time & Location

Mar 11, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Zoom Webinar

About The Event

This training will introduce therapists, counselors, social workers and psychologists to the Neurosequential Model.  Often called a Bottom-Up approach to growth and healing from trauma, the Neurosequential Model builds regulation and mindfulness into therapy services.   Participants will learn and incorporate regulation and mindfulness  activities through hands-on activities throughout the workshop.  The use  of regulation and mindfulness will be incorporated in art, play and  sandtray activities throughout the training.  This  workshop is geared towards working with children, teens and adults  dealing with trauma.

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Define the Neurosequential Model and it's use in play therapy
  2. Name at least three ways the Neurosequential Model aids in healing from trauma
  3. Identify at least three techniques to create regulation and mindfulness in trauma-informed art, play and sandtray services
  4. Incorporate at least three aspects of the Neurosequential Model into art, play and sandtray services

Limited to 40 participants. Your spot will not be guaranteed without completion of registration with payment.

VIRTUAL: This  will be a  virtual meeting. Participants must be visible (video on) throughout the  presentation and will be awarded CONTACT CE upon successful completion  of a post test. You must be visible (camera on) throughout the  presentation. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 2 CONTACT CE Hours & Florida  LMHC, LMFT & LCSW CEU's.

APT Approved Provider #20-618  & Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy  and Mental Health Counseling BAP#50-20533

Play therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals


2:00-2:15pm Overview of Program & Objectives (Lecture)

2:15-2:45pm What is Trauma? (Lecture)

                          - Review PTSD (Group Discussion)

                          - Dr. Bruce Perry 

                          - Introduce the 6 R's

                          - The Neurosequential Model

2:45-3:15pm How the Brain Is Affected By Trauma (Lecture)

                          - Parts of the Brain

                          - Bottom-Up Approach

3:15-3:45pm Regulation Tools (Lecture & Experiential Activities)

                          - Rhythm & Movement

                          - Scents

                          - Creativity

                          - Movement & Exercise

                          - Mindful Activities

                          - Nature

3:45-4:00pm Question & Answers (Group Discussion)

Cancellation Policy: All  cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than one month prior to the workshop to receive a 100% refund. Requests made after will receive 50% refund or transfer to a later workshop. Substitutions  or transfer of registration to another training date may be  requested.

About our presenter: Marla Berger, LMHC, ATR, RPT-S, Eagala Advanced Certified

​Marla is a Licensed Mental  Health Counselor, Registered Art Therapist, Registered Play Therapist -  Supervisor, EMDR Trained, PATH Int'l Certified Therapeutic Riding  Instructor, Qualified Supervisor, Natural Lifemanship Certification  Student and an Eagala Advanced Certified Professional. In other words,  she loves experiential therapies! Marla founded Berger Counseling  Services in 2009 and has presented locally and nationally on experiential services, trauma and bereavement.

Berger Counseling Services

Coral Springs & Parkland, FL 33067



  • Registration

    Registration includes APT CE & Florida LMHC, LMFT & LCSW CEU's to participants eligible to receive.

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