Brighter Futures Counseling, PLLC offers training opportunities for professionals in the counseling field as well as other professionals who work with children and families. Training may be provided by Brighter Futures Counseling, PLLC employees or by guest speakers that have been hand-picked to specifically speak on requested topics. Please review our available trainings below and don’t hesitate to email our office with additional questions or requests!
· September 20th and 21st 2019
· Speaker: Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S
Presenter Bio: Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S, has over 24 years of experience in working with traumatized children and their families. She is the Clinical Director of Nurture House, a child and family treatment center in Franklin, TN, and the creator of TraumaPlay℠, a flexibly sequential play therapy model for treating trauma and attachment disturbances. She is a sought after speaker and trains clinicians, parents, and teachers around the globe. She is an Adjunct Instructor of Psychiatric Mental Health at Vanderbilt University, guest lecturer for several universities in middle Tennessee, and 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, trauma-informed classrooms and clinics. She has served as the Executive Director of the Lipscomb Play Therapy and Expressive Arts Center, has received the APT award for Play Therapy Promotion and Education, and recently gave a TedTalk on Trauma and Play Therapy. She is the author of multiple books, chapters and articles related to child therapy, including the Handbook of Child Sexual Abuse, Play Therapy with Traumatized Children, Tackling Touchy Subjects, A Safe Circle for Little U, and Penelope the Peacock.
Play therapists must be able to explain our clinical choices all along the continuum of care when working with traumatized children and families. TraumaPlay℠ translates evidence informed trauma treatment with children into a sequence of play-based component modules that celebrate the intersection of the neurobiology of play and the neurobiology of trauma, while honoring current evidence-based approaches in the field of trauma. Each component represents an important dimension of play therapy for trauma treatment and articulates both a specific treatment goal and accompanying interventions. The child’s metaphorical use of the playroom is demonstrated through a multitude of case examples and augmented with a variety of prop-based play therapy interventions. This flexible, phase-based model differentiates between goals of trauma treatment that are best accomplished through non-directive play therapy methods and goals that are best served by including attachment focused play therapy approaches that include Parents as Partners, cognitive-behavioral play therapy interventions, sandtray methods and other expressive therapy techniques. Come learn the overarching trajectory for trauma treatment as well as a multitude of practical clinical tools that can be immediately integrated into your practice.
**This two day training is part of the credentialing process to become a TraumaPlay℠ certified provider**
- Dates: September 20th and 21st, 2019
- Location: Early College and Career Center, 200 University Drive, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
- Cost: $250.00 or $200.00 for Students
- Lunch Options: We will have a buffet style lunch each day. Lunch is available for purchase at registration.
- Cancellation Policy: https://brighterfuturescounseling.org/cancellation-policy/
- Continuing Education: 12 Direct Play Therapy Contact Hours available through APT (Provider #: 18-559); 12 Continuing Education hours pending from Kentucky Licensing Boards and NBCC
· March 21 – March 23, 2019
· April 25 – April 27, 2019
Location: Brighter Futures Counseling, 1002 N. Mulberry Street, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Cost: $1499.00 (Agency Discount Available, Early Bird Discount Available if registered 30 days prior to the event)
EMDR Basic Training with the Personal Transformation Institute, meets and exceeds the EMDRIA requirements. The complete training includes 10 hours of consultation. Other trainings offer only 1 part at a time and do not include the cost of consultation in the total training package.
The 2 three day training periods cover the Adaptive Information Processing Model, the 8 Phase EMDR Therapy treatment approach, including adaptations for working with Children, Recent Trauma, Dissociation, Pain and Addictions and other specialties depending on the needs of the participants.
This training is informed by attachment and somatic therapies.
Due to the intensity of trauma training, resources are taught and experienced throughout the training process as a way to keep participants engaged and emotionally regulated. These resources include somatic and attachment informed methods that are especially helpful in working with traumatized clients. By making the training safe, complex ideas simple and the atmosphere as fun as possible, the learning experience is optimized.
Our mission is to offer the most cutting edge, effective EMDR trainings with a foundation of attachment and somatic psychology theories. The trainings will not only teach the concepts, but also demonstrate the foundational principles of effective therapy:
- Healthy boundaries
- Self awareness
By applying the concepts to self before clients, the therapist has an opportunity to learn in a full- bodied, experiential way that invites deeper understanding and insight. This makes this training powerful and transformative as well as daunting for those who have unresolved past experiences. This experiential aspect of the training is essential to effectively learning the AIP model as well as required by EMDRIA, our professional organization.
Support before, during and after the training is provided by giving the clinician access to training videos on trauma, the actual training and demonstrations of EMDR sessions. In addition to this comprehensive support through the website, an email group is available for discussion and questions
Another important aspect of our training model is the seamless opportunity for continuing toward EMDRIA certification. Those who wish to continue a deeper understanding of EMDR with an attachment and somatic focus can move forward with our Advanced Certification Package.
We also offer a full progression of continued development to becoming an EMDRIA Approved Consultant/ PTI training assistant and potentially a PTI trainer.
· May 17th and 18th, 2019
· Speaker: Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, RPT-S, CAS
This is a 2 day intensive certification training focused on teaching the AutPlay Therapy treatment approach. AutPlay is a play therapy and behavioral therapy approach to working with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and other Developmental Disorders. An overview of Autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders will be presented. The tenets of AutPlay Therapy will be discussed including the four component areas and the phases of treatment. Parent/family training and research will be presented with case examples. Several direct play therapy techniques will be demonstrated. Experiential case conceptualization and treatment planning will also be reviews.