Playdate with Paris

Presenter: Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S
Date: Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th 8:30am- 5:00pm
Location: Garrett Counseling - Jacksonville, AL
1215 Jackson’s Way SW Jacksonville, AL

Program Content Description / Learning Objectives: DAY ONE: Participants will learn key concepts for treating traumatized children, introduction to FSPT model, techniques for enhancing safety and security in the playroom. Participants will learn strategies for assessing and augmenting coping, affect regulation/soothing the physiology interventions through Play Therapy. Participants will have a clear understanding of the affect regulation/ soothing the physiology interventions neurology of memory and how it is connected to Play Therapy. Participants will explore attachment needs of children, NEAR components, parental co-regulation strategies encoded in the acronym SOOTHE through interactive play therapy. DAY TWO: Participants will engage in emotional literacy work, exploring neurobiology of memory through FSPT. Participants will learn about continuum of disclosure, developmentally sensitive trauma narrative
work, including somatic integration interventions. Participants will learn to address cognitive distortions and handling any remaining avoidance symptoms. Finally, participants will learn skills to help make a meaningful goodbye in trauma work with children and families in Play Therapy.

12 NBCC /APT contact hours included

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About the Presenter: Paris Goodyear-Brown, the founder and director of Nurture House, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with 20 years of experience in treating families in need. While she specializes in treating trauma (sexual abuse, physical abuse, maltreatment and neglect) and attachment disturbances, she often provides help for anxious, angry or depressed children and teens. 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. She is an Adjunct Instructor of Psychiatric Mental Health at Vanderbilt University, guest lecturer for several universities in middle Tennessee, and has an international reputation as a dynamic speaker and innovative clinician. 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. With training's in Morocco, Australia, and Sweden, 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. She has received the APT award for Play Therapy Promotion and Education. She is the author of multiple books, chapters and articles related to child therapy. Her newest books include Tackling Touchy Subjects, the Handbook of Child Sexual Abuse: Identification, Assessment, and Treatment, Play Therapy with Traumatized Children: A Prescriptive Approach and The Worry Wars: An Anxiety Workbook for Kids and their Helpful Adults.

For the whole of her career, she has carried a vision of a place – a home – in which the space itself would help children and parents feel safe, nurtured and ready to do the deep work of healing. Although it looks like a playhouse – and her child clients call it “the kid’s palace” -the fun, highly playful environment helps the hard stuff go down easier.


*Garrett Counseling has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6763. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Garrett Counseling is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs NBCC ACEP Provider No. 6763.

*Garrett Counseling is approved by APT to provide continuing education. Garrett Counseling maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APT Approved Provider 15-430.

Making Payment: Once you register, you will receive a link in the email you provided to make payment. You have not RESERVED your seat until you have paid.

Cancellation Policy: If you contact us before the program date, you may exchange for a certificate to attend another program or a tuition refund less a cancel fee. Occasionally, changes are made due to unforeseen circumstances or participant demand. While Garrett Counseling will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, Garrett Counseling’s liability is limited to the tuition fee only. If you cancel, 10 business days before the event, you will receive a full refund. Cancellation must be received in writing and can be faxed to 1-256-217-4162 or emailed to If cancellation is not received in writing, you will be charged the full amount of tuition.

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