Paris Goodyear-Brown Friday, January 28th & Saturday, January 29th, 2022

Day 1- Friday, January 28, 2022                           

TraumaPlay™: A Flexibly Sequential Approach to Treating Trauma and Attachment Issues (6 Hours)

Day 2- Saturday, January 29, 2022                     

Supervisor, Supervisor: How Does Your Garden Grow? ( 3 Hours)

Day 1: TraumaPlay™: A Flexibly Sequential Approach to Treating Trauma and Attachment Issues


TraumaPlay™ is a flexibly sequential play therapy model that combines both directive and non-directive methods into an integrated framework for treating children and families with trauma and attachment issues. Grounded in an understanding of the neurobiology of trauma and the neurobiology of play and the power of one to heal the other, TraumaPlay™ offers an umbrella framework of evidence-based treatment components that provide the scaffolding for a multitude of developmentally sensitive play-based interventions. Participants will leave this workshop with practical strategies for enhancing safety and security, assessing for and augmenting coping, soothing the physiology, enhancing emotional literacy, providing play-based gradual exposure, addressing the thought life, and making positive meaning of the posttrauma self. This six-hour workshop will provide an overview of the model, illustrate this work with case examples and offer a multitude of immediately usable play therapy interventions that can be integrated into clinical practice. 

Learning Objectives: 

1) List the seven core components of TraumaPlay

2) Describe at least one play therapy and intervention that can be used in pursuit of each treatment goal

3) Articulate the three roles play therapists are asked to embody in TraumaPlay

4) List four play therapy interventions for soothing the physiology

5) Identify four extra-linguistic play therapy mediums for augmenting trauma narrative work

6) Define the “continuum of disclosure” as separate from transformative trauma narrative work

Day 2: Supervisor, Supervisor: How Does Your Garden Grow? 


TraumaPlay provides a Cascade of Care approach to the development of supervisors. Grounded in an attachment framework, supervisors in training work to build their own reflective capacity as they help supervisees grow theirs. This workshop will help you stretch your attachment grounding and reflective capacity while exploring how the three roles of a TraumaPlay Supervisor are integrated with a variety of supervision spaces. 

Learning Objectives: 

1) Name two main roles of attachment figures, per the Circle of Security model.

2) List the three roles that TraumaPlay supervisors are always working to embody.

3) Using the rooms metaphor, list the primary supervision spaces 

4) Explain which of these rooms you frequent the most and how this frequency impacts your supervisory practice.

5) Explore one countertransference issue that has come up for you in a supervisory relationship.


Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S, is the creator of the TraumaPlay™ model, the founder and Clinical Director of Nurture House, and the Executive Director of the TraumaPlay™ Institute. She is an internationally renowned speaker, a prolific author (insert the page with the books), and a master clinician. While she has spent the past 25 years specializes in treating trauma (sexual abuse, physical abuse, maltreatment, and neglect) and attachment disturbances, as well as anxiety disorders, she often provides help for angry, dysregulated, and depressed children and teens. She is an Adjunct Instructor of Psychiatric Mental Health at Vanderbilt University, guest lecturer for several universities in middle Tennessee, and travels around the world helping clinicians, parents, and teachers better serve children from hard places. She particularly enjoys integrating trauma-informed approaches and is an EMDRIA Certified EMDR therapist. She also finds great joy in helping other clinicians create safe spaces for children and families. She is a child development expert, she frequently provides parent consultation, dyadic assessment, and parent coaching to help parents manage and resolve their children’s behavior problems. With trainings in Morocco, Ireland, Australia, Sweden, Istanbul, South Africa, Nepal, Turkey, and China as well as frequent domestic presentations, she is best known for developing clinically sound, played-based interventions that are used to treat a variety of childhood problems. he has received the APT award for Play Therapy Promotion and Education serves on the Board of the Tennessee Association for Play Therapy and served as the Executive Director of the Lipscomb Play Therapy and Expressive Arts Center. She provides play therapy and licensure supervision and consults with various school districts, agencies, and mental health organizations to help develop play therapy programs and create more developmentally sensitive programming.   Some of her most recent books include Parents as Partners in Child Therapy: A Clinician’s Guide, Trauma and Play Therapy, Tackling Touchy Subjects, Play Therapy with Traumatized Children: A Prescriptive Approach, and The Worry Wars: An Anxiety Workbook for Kids and their Helpful Adults. She delights in her husband, her three children, shifting paradigms, and holding hard stories for families in need.

Day 1 Schedule

Workshop Session I8:30-10:00
Morning Break10:00-10:15
Workshop Session II10:15-12:00
Lunch Break12:00-12:45
AAPT Annual Membership Meeting12:45-1:00
Workshop Session III1:00-2:30
Afternoon Break 2:30-2:45
Afternoon Session 2:45-4:00
All Times are CST

Day 2 Schedule

Workshop Session I8:30-10:00
Morning Break 10:00-10:15
Workshop Session II10:15-11:45
All times are CST

Continuing Education Credit

Six Contact Hours will be awarded for day one (Friday) of attendance. Three Contact Hours will be awarded for day two (Saturday). 

Counselors:  Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6211.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are identified.  Alabama Association for Play Therapy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Marriage and Family Therapists: The Alabama Board of Examiners in Marriage and Family Therapy (ABEMFT) automatically approves courses that are NBCC approved for CE credit. 

Play Therapists: AAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. APT Approved Provider No. 98-045.   

Social Workers: AAPT is approved by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners (ASBSWE) to offer continuing education to social workers. ASBSWE Provider No. 0284. 

Registration Fees:

DAY 1 OnlineOn-Site
AAPT/APT Member$130$150
Non-Member Online$160$180
Full-Time Student$105$125
Space is not Guaranteed Until Your Registration is Processed.

** ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS Friday, January 14th, 2022**

DAY 2OnlineOn-Site
Single Day Registration (Saturday Only)$75$95
Add on to Day 1 Registration $60$75
Space is not guaranteed until your registration has been processed

** We will follow CDC recommendations and guidelines. Masks will be required for the workshops at this time.**

Group Discount:

A discount of $10.00 per registrant for groups of 3 or more registering together. When registering a group online, please register all group members at one time using the add additional attendee link that appears at the end of the registration. Check or money order only if registering by mail. Credit Cards accepted if registering online. No purchase orders accepted.

Location: Bruno Conference Center at St. Vincent’s in Birmingham

Special Needs:

Please contact CE & Registration at, Registration & CE Coordinator


Registrants canceling up to 48 hours before a workshop will receive a tuition refund less a $20 administrative fee (per day). All requests must be made in writing or by email. No refunds will be issued for any reason after January 26, 2022.  In the unlikely event, the workshop cannot be held, registrants will receive complimentary admission to a rescheduled workshop or a full value voucher, good for one year, for a future workshop.

Membership Information:

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