Interactive Play Therapy to Foster Parent-Child Attachment and Child Self-Regulation

In this video series, Becky Davenport, PhD, LMFT, owner and director of the Institute for Couple and Family Enhancement, provides an overview of interactive play therapy models designed to address attachment security, including a demonstration of activities and skills for engaging parent-child interaction that fosters meaningful connection.

The learning objectives for this 4-part video presentation include:

  • Appreciate the theory and goal differences between nondirective and interactive/experiential play therapy.
  • Understand the role of attachment security in child self-regulation.
  • Recognize the purpose of interactive/experiential play therapy in strengthening parent-child attachment.

Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this presentation during Claritycon2016 on June 16, 2016.

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  • Claritycon is Clarity Child Guidance Center’s annual summit on children’s mental health. Created in 2013, this conference equips educators, therapists, physicians, social workers, childcare workers, and community members with important children’s mental health information.

The opinions, representations and statements made within this guest article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of One in Five Minds or Clarity Child Guidance Center. Any copyright remains with the author and any liability with regard to infringement of intellectual property rights remain with them. One in Five Minds and Clarity Child Guidance Center accepts no liability for any errors, omissions or representations.

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