Upcoming Workshops & Training

WOL 2019 Workshop Series

Texas LPC Provider # 3373 ~ Texas LMFT Provider # 1245 ~ Texas SW Provider # 7613 ~ Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 18-565

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*NEW WORKSHOP: Neuroscience & Play: Addressing the Needs of Traumatized Children in Play Therapy 

*Due to the original presenter’s illness, our mindfulness presentation has been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.

PRESENTER: Christina Villarreal-Davis, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S

WHEN Friday, October 11, 2019

TIME: 9:00am - 12:15pm (Intro) & 1:15pm-4:30pm (Advanced)

CE: Six (6) CE/hours (Contact)

COST: $120 Professionals; $95 Student Rate


Understanding neurobiology and the impact it has on the developmental process of children who have experienced trauma/attachment disturbances is important in delivering play therapy techniques that address their specific needs. Research has been helpful in showing how play therapy techniques, particularly neuro-relational play, can help overcome these challenges. Play therapy, which relies less on language and more on play, is a developmentally sensitive approach in child therapy that is particularly appropriate for children who have had an impact on their neurobiology. Play therapists and practitioners who have a greater understanding of the impact of trauma on a child’s developing brain will be better equipped to provided neurobiologically-informed play therapy treatment in their work with traumatized and/or attachment disrupted children. This didactic, interactive, and experiential workshop will provide an explanation of the neurobiological impact of trauma and explore play therapy and play therapy techniques utilized with traumatized children.


Participants will be able to…

1.      Explain the neurobiology of play and play therapy.

2.      Describe key concepts, theories, and research through a play therapy lens, including attachment styles and Bruce Perry’s six core strengths for healthy child development, and how the neurobiological impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACE).

3.      Identify the four developmentally distinct regions of the brain.

4.      Explain Stephen Porges’ polyvagal theory.

5.      Describe Siegel’s theory on Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB).

6.      Apply “bottom up” play therapy techniques and interventions used to facilitate attachment and healing from trauma.

Case Notes, Treatment Planning, and Case Conceptualization Made Easy: A Play Therapy Client & An Adult Client

PRESENTER: Christina Villarreal-Davis, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

TIME: 9:00am - 12:15pm (Intro) & 1:15pm - 4:30pm (Advanced)

CE: Three (3) CE/hours EACH (Contact) (Six (6) total if you register for both workshops)

COST: $60 Professionals; $45 Student Rate EACH

More information coming soon (early October).



Participants will be able to…

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Continuing Education Information:

Wellspring of Life Counseling & Play Therapy Center, PLLC is an approved continuing education provider in the state of Texas and attendees are eligible for LPC, LMFT, and SW continuing education hours. Here is our provider information: Texas LPC Provider #3373, Texas LMFT Provider #1245, and Texas SW Provider #7613. Wellspring of Life Counseling & Play Therapy Center, PLLC is also an Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 18-565 and can award play therapy CE hours for play therapy training.

Refund Policy:

With a 14-day notice of the workshop date, a refund, minus a $25.00 processing fee, will be given. Cancellations with less than a 14-day notice or a no-show due to an emergency (proof must be submitted) may use their funds towards a future workshop. Funds expire after 2 years of the original date of workshop.