Ohio Counseling Association

Event Details

Play Therapy Techniques for Treating Trauma

  • 15 Mar 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Waybridge Counseling, Cincinnati

March 15, 2019 (8:30am-4:00pm)

Waybridge Counseling, Cincinnati

10945 Reed Hartman Highway. Suite 302

Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

Play Therapy Techniques for Treating Trauma

Presenter: Teresa Berting, LPCC-S

Limited Space: Register Early

6 CEUS for Ohio Counselors, Social Workers and MFT'S

Register online: Waybridge Counseling

This training describes trauma and how to move through the counseling process using play therapy.  This training also will give the participants specific play therapy techniques to use throughout the treatment process. 

Participants completing this training should be able to:
1. To be able to list several play therapy techniques to use in the assessment process with sexually reactive children.
2. Describe trauma in the brain and the developmental model
3. To be able to list 3-5 play therapy interventions to be used during the treatment of children who present with trauma.


8:30-10:00              What is trauma, why choose play therapy?
10:00 – 10:15         Break
10:15-12:00           Trauma/ attachment and the brain
12:00 – 1:00           Lunch
1:00 – 2:30             Techniques for treatment of children 
2:30 – 2:45             Break
2:45 – 4:00             Techniques for other populations

Teresa Berting is an independently licensed counselor in the state of OH and KY. She is  certified as a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and a Certified Autism Specialist. She has worked with children and their families since 2001. She has been the president of the Ohio Association for Play Therapy, as well as the Communications Director of the Ohio Association for Play Therapy. She is a graduate of the Play Therapy Association’s Leadership Academy. She is also a graduate of Xavier University’s Agency and Community Counseling program.

She has authored an article in the Play Therapy Magazine on directive vs. nondirective play therapy and often trains other therapists in play therapy as well as supervises counseling interns and therapists.

In addition to training therapists in various stages of their career, Teresa specializes in play therapy, working with children between 2 to 12 years, adolescents between 12 and 18 years who have experienced trauma, attachment issues, and dissociation, as well as children and teens diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


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