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Building resilience in grieving children: nurturing strength and hope in play therapy

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Children inherently encounter experiences of grief and loss, but when these emotions go unaddressed, they can profoundly impact a child's mental and physical well-being. Throughout this play therapy workshop, you will develop the skills needed to work with children who are grieving the loss of a loved one with the knowledge and tools in developing resilience and hope. This will involve understanding the loss from a developmental lens, interpersonal neurobiology perspective (emphasizing regulation, connection and felt safety) and incorporating creative play therapy interventions. The play therapy interventions include nature, sensory and somatic interventions. The play therapy interventions that can be done individually or with a family working through their grief process. This play therapy workshop will help you develop the ability to be with the child in their grief process, and find ways to help support the children who “don’t want to talk about it.” As we work with children in their grief process it is essential that the play therapist also consider their own experiences with grief in order to hold space for others. We will also explore how to work with caregivers in the play therapy process and cultural considerations will be discussed.

Rose is an experienced therapist with a career spanning over two decades, dedicated to helping children and families. In addition to her therapeutic expertise, she is as a writer, educator, EMDR consultant, registered play therapist supervisor, and synergetic play therapy supervisor. She also holds the role of a Being With Coach. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in attachment theory, mindfulness practices, the therapeutic powers of play, interpersonal neurobiology, and family systems theory. Rose is particularly passionate about integrating the healing power of nature and sand tray into her therapeutic work. She loves working with parents and offers consultation to therapists. Rose has co-edited and co-authored a book titled "Nature-Based Play and Expressive Therapies: Interventions for working with children, teens, and families.”



April 22, 2024


Online Zoom Training (MST)


8:45 - Check in/Sign in on Zoom
9:00 - Presentation Begins
10:30 - 15 Minute Break
12:00-1:00 1 Hour Break For Lunch
2:30 - 15 Minute Break
4:30 - Presentation Ends


$150 Early Bird Pricing

$175 Regular Pricing
$80 Student Pricing

*Pricing includes CE Certificate

Of Note

As this is an online training, it is required that you have your video on and are actively participating in order to earn the offered CEs. Please do not engage in other activities while in this training including driving, driving through for that coffee fix, or rearranging your closet - this training requires your attention and engagement. You will receive an email with the Zoom link and any handouts the day prior to the training.

Training Objectives

    1. Describe grief and loss through the interpersonal neurobiology lens of regulation, connection and felt safety in the play therapy process
    2. Discuss difference between sudden loss, anticipatory grief and disenfranchised grief in the play therapy process.
    3. Identify several creative play therapy interventions to help children who are grieving
    4. Demonstrate several nature in play therapy interventions that help children heal
    5. Identify several ways the play therapist can reduce burnout when working with children who are grieving
    6. Identify cultural considerations when working with children are grieving in play therapy


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