Play Therapy Series:
The Neurobiology of Play Therapy
Dr. Kimberly M. Jayne
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and School Counseling Program Coordinator, Portland State University
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
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Neurobiology is a rapidly developing field of science that explores how the brain and nervous system communicate and work together to process information, regulate emotion, and mediate behavior. Neurobiology offers valuable insights into how play therapy can best be utilized to promote healthy development and healing with children experiencing a variety of challenges. Understanding how the brain develops and how the nervous system regulates emotion and behavior in the context of relationships and through the medium of play can help counselors more effectively conceptualize and respond to clients in counseling and to facilitate more comprehensive healing through play therapy. Through this webinar, participants will be introduced to the basic principles of brain development and neurobiology, explore recent advances and research in neurobiology, and learn effective strategies for applying principles of neurobiology to enhance their work with children through play therapy.
1. Participants will learn the basic phases of brain developments.
2. Participants will learn the fundamental processes of how the nervous system communicates and regulates emotion and behavior.
3. Participants will learn the neurobiological implications of the therapeutic relationship and therapeutic responses in play therapy.
4. Participants will learn how to more effectively conceptualize clients and respond to children in play therapy utilizing neurobiological principles.
5. Participants will learn how to apply recent advancements and discoveries in neuroscience to their counseling with children through play therapy.
Kimberly M. Jayne, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, RPT, is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and the School Counseling Program Coordinator at Portland State University. Dr. Jayne has extensive training and expertise in play therapy, child and adolescent counseling, and school counseling and has worked with hundreds of children and families in both school and clinical settings. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters in both play therapy and child development. Dr. Jayne is passionate about developing and researching effective counseling interventions to address the developmental, emotional, and mental health needs of children and exploring mediators and moderators of therapeutic outcome in play therapy. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Humanistic Counseling and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling.
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